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Dr Isobel Yeo

Lecturer in Earth Sciences


My research interests are in submarine volcanism and the mineralisation and resource potential of the seafloor. I work with data collected at sea using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to map the seafloor and understand its formation. My current research includes projects on seafloor volcanic hazards, seafloor massive sulphide (SMS) deposits, ferromanganese crusts and mid-ocean ridges. I teach Earth Resources (GG5080) and Applied Geosciences (GG6050).  

Areas of specialism

  • Volcanology
  • Oceanography
  • Geochemistry
  • Marine mining
  • Seafloor mapping


  • PhD, Durham University, UK
  • BSc Hons, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professional membership

Interridge Seafloor Massive Sulphide Resources working group


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Number of items: 9.


Yeo, Isobel A., Dobson, Kate, Josso, Pierre, Pearce, Richard B., Howarth, Sarah A., Lusty, Paul A. J., Bas, Tim P. Le and Murton, Bramley J. (2018) Assessment of the mineral resource potential of Atlantic Ferromanganese crusts based on their growth history, microstructure, and texture. Minerals, 8(8), p. 327. ISSN (online) 2075-163X

Devey, C.W., Augustin, N., Brandt, A., Brenke, N., Kohler, J., Lins, L., Schmidt, C. and Yeo, I.A. (2018) Habitat characterization of the Vema Fracture Zone and Puerto Rico Trench. Deep Sea Research Part II : Topical Studies in Oceanography, 148, pp. 7-20. ISSN (print) 0967-0645

Palgan, Dominik, Devey, Colin W. and Yeo, Isobel A. (2017) Volcanism and hydrothermalism on a hotspot–influenced ridge : comparing Reykjanes Peninsula and Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 348, pp. 62-81. ISSN (print) 0377-0273

Pałgan, Dominik, Devey, Colin W. and Yeo, Isobel A. (2016) Dike control of hydrothermal circulation in the Tertiary Icelandic crust and implications for cooling of the seafloor. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 316, pp. 22-33. ISSN (print) 0377-0273

Yeo, I.A., Devey, C.W,, LeBas, T.P., Augustin, N. and Steinfuhrer, A. (2016) Segment-scale volcanic episodicity : evidence from the North Kolbeinsey Ridge, Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 439, pp. 81-87. ISSN (print) 0012-821X

Elkins, L.J., Hamelin, C., Blichert-Toft, J., Scott, S.R., Sims, K.W.W., Yeo, I.A., Devey, C.W. and Pedersen, R.B. (2016) North Atlantic hotspot-ridge interaction near Jan Mayen Island. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2(1), pp. 55-67. ISSN (print) 2410-339X

Turner, Simon, Kokfelt, Thomas, Hauff, Folkmar, Haase, Karsten, Lundstrom, Craig, Hoernle, Kaj, Yeo, Isobel and Devey, Colin (2015) Mid-ocean ridge basalt generation along the slow-spreading, South Mid-Atlantic Ridge (5–11°S) : Inferences from 238U–230Th–226Ra disequilibria. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 169, pp. 152-166. ISSN (print) 0016-7037

Yeo, I.A., Clague, D. A., Martin, J. F., Paduan, J. B. and Caress, D. W. (2013) Preeruptive flow focussing in dikes feeding historical pillow ridges on the Juan de Fuca and Gorda Ridges. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(9), pp. 3586-3599. ISSN (print) 1525-2027

Yeo, I.A. and Searle, R. C. (2013) High-resolution Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) mapping of a slow-spreading ridge: Mid-Atlantic Ridge 45°N. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(6), pp. 1693-1702. ISSN (print) 1525-2027

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