Geology for Global Development

Field Series

Field Research in Guatemala (5) – Photo Diary

After 2 months based in Guatemala undertaking hazards research, I am soon to return home. I will be continuing this series of posts over the next few months, reflecting on aspects of conducting research overseas and thinking through results. Guatemala is a stunningly beautiful country, with a dynamism reflected in everything from the landscapes to the markets. Everybody I have met has been incredi ...[Read More]

Friday Photo (119) – Pacaya Lava Store, Guatemala

Lava Store, Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala An entrepreneurial Guatemalan sets up a lava store next to Pacaya (my understanding is that they sold products made from the lava, not just pieces of it – which are in abundance in the area!). This store was destroyed by the 2nd March 2014 lava flow. (Credit: Joel Gill, February 2014)

Field Research in Guatemala (4) – Reflections from Fuego

  Joel Gill (GfGD Founding Director) continues his live reporting from Guatemala, discussing his interdisciplinary field research relating to natural hazard interactions and disaster risk reduction. This fieldwork forms part of a NERC/ESRC funded PhD, supervised by staff in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to see some remar ...[Read More]