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Silvia Castilla

Graduate Student


GEO 4101
Geology Building
8000 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

(301) 314-9661Fax

sccm1705 [at] umd [dot] edu




Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding evolution of magma decompression rates constraining different geospeedometers such as water diffusion in melt inclusions and melt embayments, as well as diffusion water loss in phenocrysts.


Castilla, S., Pardo, N., Larrea, P., Zuluaga, C., Sarmiento S., Noguera, D., Sarmiento, G. (2019) Pre-eruptive conditions and pyroclastic emplacement of the last known volcanian eruption of Azufral Volcano, SW. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 91 372-386. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2018.08.007

Castilla, S., Pulgarín, B., Palechor, D., Tamayo, M., Pardo, N., Correa-Tamayo, A. M., Cruz, Y., Rayo, L., Zuluaga, I., & Ceballos, J. (2021) Guidelines for digital geological maps of Pliocene-Holocene composite volcanoes: A contribution from Colombia. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 108 103110. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2020.103110