How do we talk about environmental risk? Who do we blame when things go wrong?
How do we predict earthquakes? They’re just like London buses, according to Rebecca Bell from Imperial College. In this podcast we discuss hazards, plate tectonics, and how they’re studied.
Find out more about how natural disasters can have an impact on development
Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?
May 2008 has brought a cluster of major hazard events: a volcano in Chile, the cyclone in Burma and earthquakes in China
Vulnerability and Accountability – why is the UK helping Bangladesh adapt to climate change?
The economic impact of Iceland’s volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-veg and cut-flower industry
Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015.
Four years on from Hurricane Katrina, what is happening in New Orleans?
Peru is regularly affected by El Niño and La Niña currents
Boscastle - diary of a deluge.
The Hampstead Heath Ponds Project is designed to make the Heath and the surrounding residential areas less prone to flooding
The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied
On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, followed by an avalanche on Mount Everest, a second, 7.4 magnitude earthquake on 12 May 2015 in eastern Nepal, and numerous landslides and aftershocks.
By 2050 1.2 million more people are expected to be put at risk of pluvial flooding due to climate change and urban population growth
Are changing rainfall patterns putting the UK at greater risk of flooding?
Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies
Storm surges to threaten London and the South East?
When Superstorm Sandy hit coast of the USA it caused disruption that would dominate the headlines for days.
Why did it get so cold in North America?
Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people.
The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.
The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change
This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe
In December 2015 and January 2015 the UK experienced extreme flooding as a result of Storm Desmond, Storm Eva and Storm Frank
This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding
The purpose of this module is to explore the world of risk from a personal scale to a global scale
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
Which natural hazards brought disaster – and to who, where and why?
In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather.
How is the UK's coastal environment and its management changing?
At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole.
Hard-to-tackle geographical challenges continue to hinder the development of some of the world’s very poorest countries
Dr Ewan Woodley is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Exeter
Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks
Dr Meg Game is an Ecologist for the City of London Corporation
Daniel Morchain is a Global Advisor for climate change adaption at Oxfam.
Gemma Sou is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester
Alan Werrity, Professor in Geography, University of Dundee
Sarah Henton, graduate student, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Dr Bruce Malamud
In this podcast we spoke to Professor Endfield about TEMPEST: a database of extreme weather events in the UK.
In this podcast, Professor Andrew Tatem discusses quantifying population movements and data skills in geography.
Dr Sian Davis Vollum
On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea.
An overview of the geography of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
Living with typhoons: Disaster Management in rural Taiwan
The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain
Volcanic research at a subduction zone
Life on the Margins: Natural Hazards in the Gobi Desert
Returning “home”?: Emotional geographies of the disaster displacement in Christchurch, New Zealand
Dr Catherine Butler is a Senior Lecturer in the Geography Department at University of Exeter.
Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter.
A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum
Flood, drought and heat wave: these are the three major natural threats that threaten London
Alex Nickson talks about flood preparation and resilience in cities across the world
School Member Lecture, 25 January 2017
Ideas for rivers fieldwork
How our response to natural disasters can be improved and lessons learnt which benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term
How do geographers research volcanoes? Dr Tom Pering explains in this podcast
School Member Lecture, 3 October 2018
We speak to Professor Esther Eidinow about the role future scenarios play in our perception of risk.
In this podcast we find out about 16 low-economy Puerto Richan families and how they recovered from a Hurricane.
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
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