YuYen Pan

Ph.D. candidate
"Effective Natural hazards communication in the Canadian context"
Co-supervised with Prof. Eileen Van der Flier-Keller

Areas of interest

Natural hazards & Science communication


  • B.Sc., National Taiwan, 2016
  • M.Sc., National Taiwan, 2019


Although British Colombia is affected by a wide range of natural hazards, there is no comprehensive system to monitor or communicate information about these events. This knowledge is particularly important as we aim to help communities become more resilient to these hazards. To address this problem, my project aims to develop effective methods to engage and communicate with the general public. This research will analyze similar case studies from other countries (e.g., New Zealand, Taiwan) faced with similar natural hazards. Initial work will focus on a participatory model with diverse communities such as schools, scientists and inhabitants surrounding the Mt. Meager complex, particularly Pemberton and Mt. Currie. With these strategies, we hope to design a prototype that is truly useful for different audiences within BC and more broadly across Canada.

Recent Publications

  1. Pan, Y. Y., Williams-Jones, G., & Van der Flier-Keller, E. (2023). Effective communication of natural hazards in the era of information explosion. Centre for Natural Hazards Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, doi: 10.48410/d81r-yk51
  2. Miguez-Salas, O., Löwemark, L., Pan, Y.Y., Rodríguez-Tovar, F. J. (2021) Selective colonization after storm events in a delta environment: applied ichnology from the early Miocene of Taiwan. Ichnos, 1-13, doi: 10.1080/10420940.2021.1932487
  3. Pan, Y.Y., Nara, M., Löwemark, L., Miguez-Salas, O., Gunnarson, B., Iizuka, Y., Chen, T.T., Dashtgard, S.E. (2021) The 20-million-year old lair of an ambush-predatory worm preserved in northeast Taiwan. Scientific reports, 11, 1174, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79311-0