Natural & Biological Hazards

The focus is on identifying, monitoring, modelling, assessing and mitigating hazards to both life and health of humans, animals and plants.

Partners have strong collaboration with each other and with industry including insurance and petrochemical. PhD research projects in this pathway will benefit from internationally renowned researchers in the following areas of:

(i) Natural Hazards: Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, meterological (including floods, storms, heat waves and droughts, space weather and submarine and terrestrial landslides and;

(ii) Biological Hazards: wildlife diseases (infectious and non-infectious, plant diseases, parasites and disease vectors, eutrophication, invasive species, medical and industrial waste containing microorganism, virus or biological toxins, and genetic epidemiology.

Exemplar Projects:

1st Supervisor Inst.: Project Title: 2nd Supervisor: Inst.:
Faure Walker, Joanna UCL A long-term stress map of the Italian Apennines from long-term strain-rates and palaeoseismic records Roberts, Gerald BBK
Watkinson, Ian RHUL Palaeo-earthquakes, tectonics and seismic hazard of the Philippine Fault
Jones, Adrian UCL Reassessing the volcanic hazard of unusual lavas in the East African rift. Kilburn, Chris UCL
Aruliah, Anasuya UCL How does solar variability affect the production of HOx and Nox and the tidal drivers of the upper atmosphere?
Routledge, Edwin BRUNEL Control and Prevention of S. mansoni transmission to Humans Emery, Aidan NHM
Kosmidis, Ioannis UCL Statistical assessment and prediction of damage from post-earthquake damage surveys Rossetto, Tiziana UCL

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