Natural Hazards and Catastrophes
Addressing impacts of climatic and geological hazards on human civilization
Natural hazards are seen as an important threat to our society and is at the core of our research here in the Institute for the Environment. Our staff have a record of involvement in international projects concerned with hazards posed to human society through rapid climatic and sea-level change and seismic events. For example, Professor Suzanne A G Leroy is leading an international focus group on "Hazards and humans" for the TERPRO commission of INQUA.
Professor Suzanne A G Leroy conducts research on several projects concerned with human responses to earthquakes including:
- the EU (RELIEF) project
- a NATO project on earthquake limnology in Turkey.
- A British Academy a grant awarded to her to work on the impact of earthquakes on agriculture during the Early Byzantine times as seen from laminites from the Dead Sea