Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters


Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Reza Delavar 

Center of Excellence in Geomatic Engineering in Disaster Management, School of Surveying and Geospatial Eng., College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran 1417466191, Iran

Interests: spatial data quality and GIS uncertainty modeling; smart city; smart disaster management; spatio-temporal GIS; spatial data fusion; spatial data science

Editorial Board Members

Prof. Dr. Nikos Koutsias

Department of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Patras, G. Seferi 2, GR-30100 Agrinio, Greece

Interests: geoinformatics on wildland fires; natural disasters and landscape ecology; applied multivariate methods, geostatistics and point pattern analysis with special emphasis on spatio-temporal analysis of wildland fire ignition points; positional uncertainty and data modeling

Dr. Salvatore Stramondo

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy

Interests: earthquakes and related hazards; natural disasters management and mitigation; InSAR – SAR Interferometry applied to coseismic, interseismic and postseismic studies; active tectonics; urban subsidence and infrastructures monitoring

Prof. Dr. Filippo Santucci de Magistris

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy

Interests: stress–strain–time behaviour of soil: measurement and modelling; soil improvement by addition and compaction; seismic zonation and vibration insulation; soil liquefaction; behaviour of geotechnical structures under seismic loading

Dr. Michalis Fragiadakis

Laboratory for Eartquake Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Interests: structural reliability, risk and hazard assessment lifelines and infrastructure; finite element methods in structural analysis and design; earthquake engineering; structural design and assessment to the Eurocodes; smart materials; structural optimization and machine learning methods in structural engineering

Dr. Antonio Cavallaro

Italian National Research Council, Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences, Palazzo Ingrassia, Via Biblioteca, 495124 Catania, Italy

Interests: soil mechanics; laboratory and in situ tests; local amplification; seismic hazard; seismic zonation; soil liquefaction

Dr. Salvatore Grasso

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, 95131 Catania, Italy

Interests: seismic geotechnical hazard; ground response analysis; landslides induced by earthquakes; liquefaction; disaster management; environmental geotechnics and climate change

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Koukouvelas

Department of Geology, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece

Interests: earthquake geology – paleoseismology; geology of Greece; hazard analysis and secondary effects of earthquakes; monitoring of landslides with the use of UAV and LiDAR

Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad Shah

School of Public Administration, Hohai University, 8 Fochengxi Road, Jiangning District, Nanjing 211100, China

Interests: natural hazards; disaster risk management and climate change adaptation; public health in complex emergencies; disaster education; resilience and vulnerability

Prof. Dr. Antonio Formisano

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Napoli, NA, Italy

Interests: architectural engineering; seismic design; vulnerability assessment at territorial scale

Prof. Dr. David Michael Simpson 

Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Interests: community resilience; urban planning and hazards; emergency management; technology and hazards; animals and disasters

Dr. Ranjit Das  

Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Católica del Norte, Av. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta 1270709, Chile

Interests: earthquake hazard assessment; earthquake magnitude; regression analysis; earthquake catalog preparation; data science; statistical treatment of data

Prof. Dr. Vyacheslav Zobin

Centro Universitario de Estudios Vulcanologicos, Universidad de Colima, Colima 28400, Mexico

Interests: seismology; volcano seismology; volcanology; earthquake hazards; volcanic hazards; meteorological hazards

Prof. Dr. Theofilos Toulkeridis

Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y de la Construcción, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí 171103, Ecuador

Interests: volcanic hazards; seismic hazards; tsunamis; vulnerability; clitate change

Prof. Dr. Michail Chalaris

Department of Chemistry, International Hellenic University, Agios Loukas, 65404 Kavala, Greece

Interests: treatment of natech disasters; health and safety on the field; training for first responders and educational tools for students' and citizens' awareness and preparedness against natural and manmade disasters and risks; forest fires and urban fires; smoke desperation

Dr. Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva  

Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR), P.O. Box 4386, Kigali 00250, Rwanda

Interests: environment and natural resources; policy analysis; risk assessment; disaster and hazards; vulnerability; hazard modeling and risk mapping with GIS

Dr. Matebie Meten

Department of Geology, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa P.O. Box 16417, Ethiopia

Interests: GIS based landslide susceptibility/hazard/risk mapping; engineering geological investigation and modelling for dams and tunnels; deterministic slope stability modeling; GIS based seismic hazard/risk mapping; Geo-environmental disasters, prevention and remedial measures

Dr. Alexander Strom

Geodynamics Research Center, Hydroproject Institute, Moscow 101000, Russia

Interests: rockslides and rock avalanches; active faults; paleoseismology; seismic hazard assessment

Dr. Endra Gunawan

Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung 40116, Indonesia

Interests: GNSS seismology; earthquake deformation; volcano deformation; tectonic geodesy; deodynamics; hazard and risk analysis

Dr. Aqil Tariq

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

Interests: landuse/landcover; remote sensing; GIS; forestfire; hydrology

Prof. Dr. Qi Wang

College of Grassland Science, Gansu Agricultural University, Gansu 730070, China

Interests: irrigation; ridge-furrow rainwater harvesting; soil erosion; water use efficiency; fodder yield

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Miroljub Cvetkovic

Department for Disaster Risk Management, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Interests: disasters; hazards; disaster risk management; natural hazards; man-made disaster; emergency situations


Dr. Naif Rashed Alrehaili

Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Interests: flash flood

Dr. Wilfred Lunga

Faculty of Environment and Geospatial studies, African Centre for Disasetr Risk Studies, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa

Interests: disaster risk reduction; climate change; indigenous knowledge; geograpphy education; resilience strengthening and vulnerability reduction; health promotion