Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128158210

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

1st Edition

Editors: Fernando Rivera
Paperback ISBN: 9780128158210
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th June 2019
Page Count: 450
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Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research. 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 other topics. Remaining sections cover socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. This book will serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students and researchers who are eager to learn about the most pressing issues in today's natural hazard research.

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

Section 1 New Voices on Natural Hazards Research (4 chapters)
Section 2 Socially Vulnerable Populations (4 chapters)
Section 3 The Cycles of Emergency Management (4 chapters)
Section 4 Approaches to Natural Hazard Research (4 chapters)
Section 5 International perspectives on Natural Hazards Research (4 chapters)


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About the Editor

Fernando Rivera

Fernando Rivera is a professor of sociology at the University of Central Florida. Rivera has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his disaster research. In addition, he participated in the Research Education in Disaster Mental Health training fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Dartmouth University. He is also the editor of two books on disaster vulnerability, hazards and resilience and several journal articles and book chapters. He is currently a principal co-investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary project examining restoration and resilience in coupled human-natural systems. He earned his master's degree and PhD in sociology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and his bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He also completed a NIMH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for health, health care policy, and aging research at Rutgers University.

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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