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ProfessorTim Davies

Natural Hazards
Rutherford 322
Internal Phone: 94508

Qualifications & Awards

Research Interests

Application of geomorphology to prediction of landform response to disturbance, in particular in the context of natural hazard and disaster management. Mechanics of river and debris flow behaviour, and management of the resulting hazards. Analysis and modelling of the initiation and runout dynamics of large coseismic landslides. Formation and failure of landslide dams, dambreak floods and landslide-dam induced aggradation. Physical modelling of geomorphic processes.

Recent Publications

  • Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2016) Comment on “The Reduction of Friction in Long-Runout Landslides as an Emergent Phenomenon” by Brandon C. Johnson, Charles S. Campbell, and H. Jay Melosh. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface 121(10): 1718-1720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JF003954.
  • Reznichenko NV., Davies TRH. and Winkler S. (2016) Revised palaeoclimatic significance of Mueller Glacier moraines, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(2): 196-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3848.
  • Robinson TR., Davies TRH., Wilson TM. and Orchiston C. (2016) Coseismic landsliding estimates for an Alpine Fault earthquake and the consequences for erosion of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Geomorphology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.03.033.
  • Robinson TR., Davies TRH., Wilson TM., Orchiston C. and Barth N. (2016) Evaluation of coseismic landslide hazard on the proposed Haast-Hollyford Highway, South Island, New Zealand. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards (early access online) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17499518.2015.1077974.
  • Davies TR., Beaven S., Conradson D., Densmore A., Gaillard JC., Johnston D., Milledge D., Oven K., Petley D. and Rigg J. (2015) Towards disaster resilience: A scenario-based approach to co-producing and integrating hazard and risk knowledge. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 13: 242-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.05.009.