Volcanologists - Who are we and where are we going?

This is a Preprint and has not been peer reviewed. This is version 3 of this Preprint.


Download Preprint


Janine Lynsey Kavanagh, Catherine J Annen, Steffi Burchardt, Caitlin Chalk, Elisabeth Gallant, Julie Morin, Jazmin Scarlett, Rebecca Williams


Equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) are principles all scientific groups and organisations should strive to achieve as they secure working conditions, policies and practices that not only promote high-quality scientific output but also well-being in their communities. In this article, we reflect on the progress of EDI in volcanology by presenting data related to memberships of international volcanology organisations, positions on volcanology committees, volcanology awards and lead-authorship on volcanology papers. The sparse demographic data available means our analysis focuses mainly on gender identity discrimination, but we also show that discrimination related to ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability and socio-economic background is also occurring, with the intersection of these discriminations further exacerbating marginalisation within the volcanology community. We share suggestions and recommendations from other disciplines on how individuals, research groups and organisations can promote, develop, and implement new initiatives to call out and tackle discrimination and advance EDI in the volcanological community.




Earth Sciences, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volcanology


demographics, publishing, awards, membership, discrimination


Published: 2021-10-14 11:45

Last Updated: 2021-10-20 08:25

Older Versions

CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

Add a Comment

You must log in to post a comment.


There are no comments or no comments have been made public for this article.