MEMBERS

Dr. Diana Allen (SFU, Earth Sciences)- Groundwater, climate change
Diana Allen is one of Canada's leading hydrogeologists. Diana's research focuses on hydrogeology, with particular emphasis on groundwater resource evaluation and hydrogeological modeling. She also has related interests in climate change impacts on groundwater resources, environmental isotopes and geochemistry, and low temperature geothermal (aquifer thermal energy storage) systems and thermal modeling.
 
Dr. Peter Anderson - Communication, emergency preparedness
Dr. Peter Anderson is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Director of the SFU Telematics Research Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology. He conducts research on social and cultural implications arising from increased dependency on advanced telecommunication networks by governments, industries and the public.  
 
Dr. Brian Atwater (USGS) - Earthquakes and tsunamis
Brian Atwater is a pre-eminent USGS paleoseismologist, and a pioneer in recognizing and documenting evidence for great subduction-zone earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. In 2000, he was co-recipient of the prestigious Kirk Bryan Award from the Geological Society of America for his research on earthquakes.
 
Dr. Andy Calvert (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Geophysics
Andy Calvert is a leading geophysicist who has made significant advances in research on crustal processes at plate boundaries. He has conducted research on a variety of topics, including detection of magma chambers beneath the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, location of shallow crustal faults in the US Pacific Northwest, and the role of subduction in evolution of the continents.
 
Dr. John Clague (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Quaternary geology, climate change, natural hazards
John Clague, Director of CNHR and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research at SFU, is an international pioneer in Quaternary geology who has published more than 300 papers on a wide variety of earth science topics, including earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, climate change, geomorphology, and Quaternary history. He has expertise in all areas of natural hazards and is a leader in making earth science information more accessible to the public, teachers, and policy makers.
 
Dr. Stephen Evans (University of Waterloo, Earth & Environmental Sciences) - Landslide hazards and risk
Steve Evans leads the Landslide Research Programme in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. He is one of North America's leading landslide researchers and he gave a keynote lecture at the First North American Conference on Landslides held in Vail, Colorado, June 2007. His research interests concern the mechanism and occurrence of catastrophic landslides, formation and behaviour of landslide dams, glacier hazards, the geotechnical response to climate change, evaluation of vulnerability and risk, and the aetiology of natural disasters.
 
Dr. Gwenn Flowers (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Glaciology
Gwenn Flowers is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Glaciology, with research expertise in glacier and ice-sheet dynamics, the hydrology of glacierized systems, and the relations of these systems to climate. She is interested in glacier surge dynamics, outburst floods from ice-dammed lakes, sensitivity of glaciers to climate change, and the hydraulics of ancient ice sheets.
 
Dr. Pascal Haegeli (SFU, School for Resource and Environmental Management) - Snow avalanches
Pascal Haegeli is an avalanche scientist with a background in earth and atmospheric sciences. Previously to coming to SFU, his research focused primarily on scale issues in avalanche forecasting and avalanche climatology. More recently, his research interests have expanded to the human aspects of avalanche safety. Pascal Haegeli has worked extensively on various aspects of avalanche safety in collaboration with the Canadian Avalanche Association and various commercial backcountry operators.
 
Dr. Catherine Hickson (Magma Energy Corporation) - Volcanology
Catherine Hickson is a leading volcanologist and is internationally known for her collaborative work with scientists, regulators, and emergency management personnel around the world. She was head of the GSC's Vancouver office for seven years and now is Chief Geologist with Magma Energy Corporation.
 
Dr. Oldrich Hungr (University of BC, Earth and Ocean Sciences) - Landslide hazards and risk
Oldrich Hungr is a professor in Earth and Ocean Sciences at UBC and one of Canada's top five engineering geologists. He is internationally recognized for his research in landslide hazards and has published nearly 100 papers on this subject. His main research contributions to date have been in predicting and modelling the post-failure behaviour of landslides, including rock falls, debris flows, and large rock avalanches.
 
Dr. Roy Hyndman (Geological Survey of Canada) - Geophysics/Earthquakes/Neotectonics
Roy Hyndman is a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Geoscience center of the Geological Survey of Canada, and Professor at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. Roy is a former Director of the Pacific Geoscience center and has been involved in numerous international collaborative programs, and has participated and organized research cruises in the north and south Atlantic, north and south Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans, including four legs of ODP/DSDP, one as co-chief scientist.
 
Dr. Rolf Mathewes (SFU, Biological Sciences) - Climate and environmental change
Rolf Mathewes is a professor in Biological Sciences at SFU and a past-President of the International Association of Stratigraphic Palynology. He is a world-class paleoecologist with over 30 years research experience in Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Rolf and John Clague have collaborated extensively on documenting past large earthquakes on the British Columbia coast, and past climate and vegetation throughout the province.
 
Dr. Bernhard Rabus (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Remote sensing
Bernhard Rabus is currently leader of the SAR interferometry group at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates in Richmond, B.C. His principal research focus is monitoring hazards, including landslides, earthquakes, glaciers, and mining subsidence. Before joining MDA in 2002, Bernhard worked at the German Remote Sensitive center in Oberpfaffenhofen, where he developed algorithms, products, and geoscience applications in the field of remote sensing and SAR interferometry.
 
Dr. Arthur Roberts (SFU Geography) - Remote sensing
Arthur Roberts is an international pioneer in airborne remote sensing and has obtained over $1 million in research funding over the past decade and has published numerous scientific papers on airborne remote sensing. His research includes a number of multi-year, coordinated team projects on applied and theoretical remote sensing.
 
Dr. Dan Shugar (University of Washington Tacoma) - Landslides, floods, glacial hazards, and sea level change
 Dan Shugar is an Assistant Professor of Geoscience. He is a mountain geomorphologist with primary research interests in landslides, floods, glacial hazards, and sea level change. He leads the newly-formed Water, Sediment, Hazards, and Earth-surface Dynamics (WaterSHED) laboratory at the University of Washington Tacoma.
 
Dr. Olav Slaymaker (University of BC, Geography) - Geomorphology, social and public policy
 Olav Slaymaker is one of the world's most eminent geomorphologists. He has over 30 years experience in field and theoretical research on the production and delivery of sediment and solutes to streams and lakes in the mountains of western Canada. Olav's research on floods, climate change, and other natural hazards will result in risk mitigation and improved application of new technologies to communication of natural hazards.
 
Dr. Doug Stead (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Landslides, rock slope modelling
Doug Stead is the FRBC Chair in Resource Geoscience and Geotechnics. Doug's primary research interest is the application of rock and soil mechanics, and innovative, integrated numerical modelling to natural hazards. He is developing new methods of engineering geological and geomechanical mapping of rock and soil slopes for use in modelling with state-of-the-art numerical codes.
 
Dr. Lambertus (Bert) Struik (NRCan, Geological Survey) - Risk Reduction Policy and Tectonics
Bert Struik, emeritus research scientist with Geological Survey of Canada (NRCan) has managed multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional geological mapping and natural hazard programs, and contributed to national research and management policy. He's been a specialist in tectonics, natural hazard mitigation frameworks and risk-based land-use decision support. He is an SFU adjunct professor since April 2008.
 
Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones (SFU, Earth Sciences) - Volcanology
Glyn Williams-Jones is a volcanologist with research interests in physical volcanology and the processes controlling active volcanoes in the Americas, Europe, and Hawaii. His current research uses geophysical, geochemical, and remote sensing data to investigate precursory signals and triggers of volcanic eruptions. He is especially interested in the hazards and impact of degassing volcanoes on the local environment.

Other members

Dr. Patricia Gallaugher (SFU) - Science and public policy
Dr. Ted Hickin (SFU) - Floods
Dr. John Pierce (SFU) - Economic geography, policy
Dr. Russell Blong (Macquarie University) - Partnership
Dr. Peter Bobrowsky (Geological Survey of Canada) - Earthquakes and tsunamis
Dr. David Cruden (University of Alberta) - Landslides
Dr. Marten Geertsema (BC Forest Service) - Landslides and forestry, floods
Dr. Emdad Haque (University of Manitoba) - Social and public policy
Dr. Murray Journeay (Geological Survey of Canada) - Neotectonics, data management
Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory) - Partnership
Dr. David McClung (University of BC) - Snow avalanches
Dr. Garry Rogers (Geological Survey of Canada) - Seismology
Dr. Nadine Schuurman (SFU) - Geographical Information Systems, data management
Dr. George Spence (University of Victoria) - Geophysics


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