Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Wildfire, Drought Experts

University of Oregon researchers can provide expertise on natural disasters, including earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires and droughts.

To talk to an expert, contact Molly Blancett at blancett@uoregon.edu 

Sarah Adams-Schoen, School of Law

Land Use Law, Climate Change Law and Policy, Coastal Resilience, Planning and Zoning in the Coastal Zone, Climate Hazard Mitigation, Ocean and Coastal Law, Wildfire Planning, Sustainable Development, State and Local Government Law

Steven Beda, Department of History

Labor History, Environmental History, 20th Century US History, Pacific Northwest Timber Industry, History of Forestry, History of Rural Politics and Rural Protest Movements

Benjamin Clark, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Decision Making on Wildfires, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Management, Public Administration, Crowdsourcing, Autonomous Vehicles

Michael Coughlan, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Wildfire Smoke, Wildfires, Fire Management, Landscape Conservation, Historical Ecology, Cultural Fire

Emilie Hooft, Department of Earth Sciences

Marine Geophysics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Oceanic Hotspots

Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Climate Change, Wildfires, Drought

Heidi Huber-Stearns, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Wildfire Risk Reduction, Smoke Communication and Response, Wildland Fire Policy, Prescribed Fire Policy and Management, Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Policy

Bart Johnson, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Wildfires, Climate Change

Leif Karlstrom, Department of Earth Sciences

Volcanoes, Glaciers, Surface Processes, Fluid Mechanics, Geodynamics

André Le Duc, Safety and Risk Services

Organizational Resilience, Emergency Management, Higher Education Emergency Preparedness, Higher Education Planning, Business Continuity, Environmental Health and Safety, Enterprise Risk Management

Diego Melgar, Department of Earth Sciences

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Seismology, Early Warning Systems

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Environment, Forest, Planning, Policy, Natural Resources

Josh Roering, Department of Earth Sciences

Landslides, Geomorphology, Erosion

Valerie Sahakian, Department of Earth Sciences

Seismic Hazard Assessment, Ground Motion Seismology , Active Tectonics, Marine Geophysics

Hollie Smith, School of Journalism and Communication

Natural Hazards Communication, Environmental Communication, Science Communication and Media

Doug Toomey, Department of Earth Sciences

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Environment, Climate Change

Dean Walton, UO Libraries

Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Natural History, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Crisis Informatics, STEM