My research focuses on using InSAR to measure deformations at volcanoes and active tectonics. My study areas are mainly Iceland and the Afar rift.

My current research projects are:

  • TAS-The Afar stratoid project to understand magmatic and tectonic processes during flood volcanism in central Afar. The project is funded the PRIN project 2017P9AT72 by MIUR. 
  • CEOS Volcano Demonstrator is an InSAR project to monitor global volcanoes using X-band SAR data supported by CEOS (Committee on Earth Observations Satellites).

My research has been covered in the news by several research highlights.

My papers on the Alu-Dalafilla volcano (Pagli et al., Nat Geo, 2012) and on rifting in Afar and Iceland (Wright et al., Nat Geo, 2012) were covered in the Nature Geoscience Editorial ‘What lies beneath’ and in the Nature Geoscience News and Views ‘Piecing toghter rifts’.

My paper on the effect of icecap reducing and magma production in Iceland (Pagli and Sigmundsson, GRL, 2008) was covered by Nature ‘Climatic Volcanoes’New Scientist, and Scientific American