Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

1st Edition - June 7, 2019

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  • Editor: Fernando Rivera
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158210
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162651

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Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research by new professionals. The book begins with an overview of emerging research on natural hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, sea-level rise, global warming, climate change, and tornadoes, among others. Remaining sections include topics such as socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research is intended to serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students, and researchers to learn about the most pressing issues in natural hazard research today.

Key Features

  • Provides a platform for readers to keep up-to-date with the interdisciplinary research that new professionals are producing
  • Covers the multidisciplinary perspectives of the hazards and disasters field
  • Includes international perspectives from new professionals around the world, including developing countries


Academics, faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, professionals and anyone interested in natural hazards research. Emergency managers, policy makers, and local/federal officials. Hazard responders, development experts in the World Bank, UN, USAID officers, and many others. The many academic experts in hazards research in academia, including anthropologists, geographers, geologists, sociologists, public health, and others will be interested

Table of Contents

  • 1. Bug out bags and first aid kits: Undergraduate college students' awareness, perceptions, preparedness, and behavior around severe weather
    2. The gender dimensions of the 2013 Southern Alberta floods
    3. Morphometric conditions underpinning the spatial and temporal dynamics of landslide hazards on the volcanics of Mt. Elgon, Eastern Uganda
    4. Disaster recovery among older adults: Exploring the intersection of vulnerability and resilience
    5. Hurricanes, disasters, and food insecurity: The intersection of two social events
    6. Homelessness and inequality in the U.S.: Challenges for community disaster resilience
    7. Hazardous or vulnerable? Prisoners and emergency planning in the U.S.
    8. The recovery process: The standard used to measure Emergency Management effectiveness in the eyes of the public
    9. Institutions of higher education
    10. Institutionalizing nonprofit influences post-disaster
    11. Gender and representative bureaucracy: A qualitative look at opportunities and barriers for women in local emergency management agencies
    12. Natural hazards, resilience, and sovereignty: The case of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    13. People with disabilities: Becoming agents of change in Disaster Risk Reduction
    14. Young, mobile, but alone in the cold and dark: Experiences of young urban in-migrants during extreme weather events in the UK
    15. Social vulnerability and individual wellbeing: An empirical analysis of first responders in South Korea
    16. How do the perceptions of natural hazards influence migration decisions among ethnic minority farmers? Insights from coastal Bangladesh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: June 7, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158210
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162651

About the Editor

Fernando Rivera

Fernando Rivera is a professor of sociology and director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his disaster research. He is the co-editor of two books on disaster vulnerability, hazards, and resilience and several journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Rivera is currently a principal co-investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary project examining restoration and resilience in coupled human-natural systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub, University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL, USA

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