UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Tim Davies

Geological Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Rock mechanics
  • Fault dynamics
  • Coseismic landslides
  • rock and debris avalanche dynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Hazard and disaster management
  • Natural resources engineering
  • River mechanics and management
  • Earthquake research

Researcher Summary

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.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Seismic hazard mapping from tectonic geomorphology
  • Paleo-environmental significance of glacial moraines
  • Laboratory and DEM analysis of rock fragmentation and its application to faulting and large-scale mass movements
  • Initiation of large coseismic rock avalanches

Key Methodologies

  • theory
  • analogue modelling
  • integrated geomorphology
  • laboratory testing
  • DEM modelling

Prizes and Awards

  • Distinguished International Fellowship, Durham University, UK (2011) ( 2011 )

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Article
  • 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) 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 263: 71-86. 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 10(2): 146-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17499518.2015.1077974.
  • Davies T., Beaven S., Conradson D., Densmore A., Gaillard J., 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.
  • Kritikos T., Robinson TR. and Davies TRH. (2015) Regional coseismic landslide hazard assessment without historical landslide inventories: A new approach. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface 120(4): 711-729. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JF003224.
  • Robinson TR., Davies TRH., Reznichenko NV. and De Pascale GP. (2015) The extremely long-runout Komansu rock avalanche in the Trans Alai range, Pamir Mountains, southern Kyrgyzstan. Landslides 12(3): 523-535. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-014-0492-y.
  • Alexander D., Davies TRH. and Shulmeister J. (2014) Formation of the Waiho Loop terminal moraine, New Zealand. Journal of Quaternary Science 29(4): 361-369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2707.
  • De Pascale GP., Quigley MC. and Davies TRH. (2014) Lidar reveals uniform Alpine fault offsets and bimodal plate boundary rupture behavior, New Zealand. Geology 42(5): 411-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G35100.1.
  • De Pascale GP., Quigley MC. and Davies TRH. (2014) Lidar reveals uniform Alpine fault offsets and bimodal plate boundary rupture behavior, New Zealand: Reply. Geology 42(10): 350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G36067Y.1.
  • de Pascale GP., Quigley MC. and Davies TRH. (2014) Lidar reveals uniform Alpine fault offsets and bimodal plate boundary rupture behavior, New Zealand: Reply. Geology 42(10): 352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G36217Y.1.
  • Alexander DJ., Davies TRH. and Shulmeister J. (2013) Basal melting beneath a fast-flowing temperate tidewater glacier. Annals of Glaciology 54(63): 265-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG63A259.
  • Caruso BS., Ross A., Shuker C. and Davies T. (2013) Flood Hydraulics and Impacts on Invasive Vegetation in a Braided River Floodplain, New Zealand. Environment and Natural Resources Research 3(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/enrr.v3n1p92.
  • Davies T., Campbell B., Hall B. and Gomez C. (2013) Recent behaviour and sustainable future management of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 52(1): 41-56.
  • Davies TRH., Campbell B., Hall RJ. and Gomez C. (2013) Recent behaviour and sustainable future management of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (NZ) 52(1): 27-42.
  • Davies TRH., Warburton J., Dunning SA. and Bubeck AAP. (2013) A large landslide event in a postglacial landscape: Rethinking glacial legacy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(11): 1261-1268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3377.
  • Davies TRH., Warburton J., Dunning SA. and Bubeck AAP. (2013) A large landslide event in a post-glacial landscape: rethinking glacial legacy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(11): 1261-1268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3377.
  • McColl ST. and Davies TRH. (2013) Large ice-contact slope movements: glacial buttressing, deformation and erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(10): 1102-1115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3346.
  • Robinson TR. and Davies TRH. (2013) Review Article: Potential geomorphic consequences of a future great (Mw = 8.0+) Alpine Fault earthquake, South Island, New Zealand. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 13: 2279-2299. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2279-2013.
  • Robinson TR. and Davies TRH. (2013) Review Article: Potential geomorphic consequences of a future great (M-w=8.0+) Alpine Fault earthquake, South Island, New Zealand. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13(9): 2279-2299. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-2279-2013.
  • Starheim CCA., Gomez C., Davies T., Lavigne F. and Wassmer P. (2013) In-flow evolution of lahar deposits from video-imagery with implications for post-event deposit interpretation, Mount Semeru, Indonesia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 256: 96-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.02.013.
  • Starheim CCA., Gomez C., Davies TRH., Lavigne F. and Wassmer P. (2013) In-flow evolution of lahar deposits from video-imagery with implications for post-event deposit interpretation, Mount Semeru, Indonesia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 256: 96-104. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgepres.2013.02.2013. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 256: 96-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgepres.2013.02.2013.
  • Beaupretre S., Garambois S., Manighetti I., Malavieille J., Sénéchal G., Chatton M., Davies T., Larroque C., Rousset D. and Cotte N. (2012) Finding the buried record of past earthquakes with GPR-based palaeoseismology: a case study on the Hope fault, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International 189(1): 73-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05366.x.
  • Davies TRH., McSaveney MJ. and Boulton CJ. (2012) Elastic strain energy release from fragmenting grains: Effects on fault rupture. Journal of Structural Geology 38: 265-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2011.11.004.
  • McColl ST., Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2012) The effect of glaciation on the intensity of seismic ground motion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37(12): 1290-1301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3251.
  • Reznichenko NV., Davies TRH., Shulmeister J. and Larsen SH. (2012) A new technique for identifying rock avalanche-sourced sediment in moraines and some paleoclimatic implications. Geology 40(4): 319-322. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G32684.1.
  • Reznichenko NV., Davies TRH., Shulmeister J. and Winkler S. (2012) Influence of rock avalanches upon the formation of moraines and their subsequent palaeoclimatic interpretation: a critical appraisal Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 56: Suppl. 4, 037-054. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 56(Suppl. 4): 37-54.
  • Reznichenko NV., Davies TRH., Shulmeister J. and Winkler S. (2012) Influence of rock avalanches upon the formation of moraines and their subsequent palaeoclimatic interpretation: a critical appraisal. Zeitschrift F¿¿¿¿r Geomorphologie.supplementband == 56: 37-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0372-8854/2012/S-00079.
  • Smith GM., Bell DH. and Davies TRH. (2012) The Acheron rock avalanche deposit, Canterbury, New Zealand: age and implications for dating landslides. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 55(4): 375-391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2012.733947.
  • Williams S., Davies T. and Cole J. (2012) Catastrophic flank collapse on Ta'u island and subsequent tsunami: Has this occurred during the last 170 years. Science of Tsunami Hazards 31(3): 178-198.
  • Acharya G., Cochrane T., Davies T. and Bowman E. (2011) Quantifying and modeling post-failure sediment yields from laboratory-scale soil erosion and shallow landslide experiments with silty loess. Geomorphology 129(1-2): 49-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.012.
  • Alexander D., Shulmeister J. and Davies T. (2011) High basal melting rates within high-precipitation temperate glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 57(205): 789-795.
  • Alexander DJ., Davies TR. and Shulmeister J. (2011) A Steady-State Mass-Balance Model For The Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand: Testing And Application. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 93(1): 41-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00003.x.
  • Bartelt P. and Buser O. (2011) Comment on "a random kinetic energy model for rock avalanches: Eight case studies" by T. Preuth et al.. Journal of Geophysical Research 116(F1): n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JF001956.
  • Davies T. and McSaveney M. (2011) Bedload sediment flux and flood risk management in New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 50(1): 181-190.
  • Dellow G., Yetton M., Massey C., Archibald G., Barrell DJA., Bell D., Bruce Z., Campbell A., Davies T. and De Pascale G. (2011) Landslides Caused by the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and Management of Landslide Risk in the Immediate Aftermath. Bulletin- New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 44(4): 227-238.
  • Kelfoun K. and Davies T. (2011) Comment on “A random kinetic energy model for rock avalanches: Eight case studies” by T. Preuth et al.. Journal of Geophysical Research 116 F01014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JF001916.
  • Kritikos T. and Davies TRH. (2011) GIS-based Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for landslide susceptibility mapping at northern Evia, Greece. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften ZDGG 162(4): 421-434. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/1860-1804/2011/0162-0421.
  • Buech F., Davies TR. and Pettinga JR. (2010) The Little Red Hill Seismic Experimental Study: Topographic Effects on Ground Motion at a Bedrock-Dominated Mountain Edifice. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 100(5 A): 2219-2229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120090345.
  • Davies T., McSaveney M. and Kelfoun K. (2010) Runout of the Socompa volcanic debris avalanche, Chile: A mechanical explanation for low basal shear resistance. Bulletin of Volcanology 72(8): 933-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00445-010-0372-9.
  • Dufresne A., Davies TR. and McSaveney MJ. (2010) Influence of runout-path material on emplacement of the Round Top rock avalanche, New Zealand. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35(2): 190-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1900.
  • Lajeunesse E., Malverti L., Lancien P., Armstrong L., Métivier F., Coleman S., Smith CE., Davies T., Cantelli A. and Parker G. (2010) Fluvial and submarine morphodynamics of laminar and near-laminar flows: A synthesis. Sedimentology 57(1): 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01109.x.
  • Reznichenko N., Davies T., Shulmeister J. and McSaveney M. (2010) Effects of debris on ice-surface melting rates: An experimental study. Journal of Glaciology 56(197): 384-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/002214310792447725.
  • Reznichenko N., Davies T., Shulmeister J. and McSaveney M. (2010) Effects of debris on ice-surface melting rates: an experimental study. Journal of Glaciology 56(197): 385-394.
  • Shulmeister J., Davies TRH., Reznichenko N. and Alexander DJ. (2010) Comment on "Glacial advance and stagnation caused by rock avalanches" by Vacco, DA, Alley, RB and Pollard, D.. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 297(3-4): 700-701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.06.046.
  • Strickert GE. and Davies TR. (2010) Potential Hazards Consequences for New Zealand's Alpine Ski Areas: A field-based tectonic geomorphic approach. Journal of Mountain Development
  • Strickert GE., Samarasinghe S., Doscher C. and Davies TRH. (2010) A Gap Hazard Analysis: Initiating Policy Development with Mountainous Communities. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 2(4): 389-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2010.511453.
  • Acharya G., Cochrane TA., Davies T. and Bowman E. (2009) The influence of shallow landslides on sediment supply: A flume-based investigation using sandy soil. Engineering Geology 109(3-4): 161-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.06.008.
  • Shulmeister J., Davies TR., Evans DJA., Hyatt OM. and Tovar DS. (2009) Catastrophic landslides, glacier behaviour and moraine formation - A view from an active plate margin. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(11-12): 1085-1096. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.11.015.
  • Davies TR. and McSaveney MJ. (2008) Principles of sustainable development on fans. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 47(1): 43-65.
  • Nash T., Bell D., Davies T. and Nathan S. (2008) Analysis of the formation and failure of Ram Creek landslide dam, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 51(3): 187-193.
  • Santamaria TD., Shulmeister J. and Davies T. (2008) Evidence for a landslide origin of New Zealand's Waiho Loop moraine.
  • Becker JS., Johnston DM., Paton D., Hancox GT., Davies TR., McSaveney MJ. and Manville VR. (2007) Response to landslide dam failure emergencies: Issues resulting from the October 1999 Mount Adams landslide and dam-break flood in the Poerua River, Westland, New Zealand. Natural Hazards Review 8(2): 35-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2007)8:2(35).
  • Becker JS., Johnston DM., Paton D., Hancox GT., Davies TR., McSaveney MJ. and Manville VR. (2007) Response to Landslide Dam Failure Emergencies: Issues Resulting from the October 1999 Mount Adams Landslide and Dam-Break Flood in the Poerua River, Westland, New Zealand. Natural Hazards Review 8: 35-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2007)8:2(35.
  • Davies TR. and Smart CC. (2007) Obstruction of subglacial conduits by bedload sediment - implications for alpine glacier motion. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 46(2): 51-62.
  • Davies TRH. and Korup O. (2007) Persistent alluvial fanhead trenching resulting from large, infrequent sediment inputs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 32(5): 725-742. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1410.
  • Davies TR. and McSaveney MJ. (2006) Geomorphic constraints on the management of bedload-dominated rivers. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 45(2): 111-130.
  • Davies TR., McSaveney MJ. and Beetham RD. (2006) Rapid block glides: Slide-surface fragmentation in New Zealand's Waikaremoana landslide. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology 39: 115-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/1470-9236/05-041.
  • Eaton BC., Church M. and Davies TRH. (2006) A conceptual model for meander initiation in bedload-dominated streams. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31(7): 875-891. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1297.
  • Hancox GT., McSaveney MJ., Manville VR. and Davies TR. (2005) The October 1999 Mt Adams rock avalanche and subsequent landslide dam-break flood and effects in Poerua River, Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48(4): 683-705.
  • Larsen SH., Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2005) A possible coseismic landslide origin of late Holocene moraines of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48(2): 311-314.
  • Davies TRH., McSaveney MJ. and Clarkson PJ. (2003) Anthropic aggradation of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand: Microscale modelling. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28(2): 209-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.449.
  • Davies TRH., Smart CC. and Turnbull JM. (2003) Water and sediment outbursts from advanced Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28(10): 1081-1096. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.515.
  • Baillie BR. and Davies TR. (2002) Effects of land use on the channel morphology of streams in the Moutere Gravels, Nelson, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 41(1): 19-45.
  • Baillie BR. and Davies TR. (2002) Influence of large woody debris on channel morphology in native forest and pine plantation streams in the Nelson region, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36(1): 763-774.
  • Baillie BR. and Davies TR. (2002) Influence of large woody debris on channel morphology in native forest and pine plantation streams in the Nelson region, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36(4): 763-774.
  • Davies TR. (2002) Landslide-dambreak floods at Franz Josef Glacier township, Westland, New Zealand: A risk assessment. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 41(1): 1-17.
  • Davies TR. and McSaveney MJ. (2002) Dynamic simulation of the motion of fragmenting rock avalanches. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 39(4): 789-798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t02-035.
  • Turnbull JM. and Davies TRH. (2002) Subglacial sediment accumulation and basal smoothing - A mechanism for initiating glacier surging. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 41(2): 105-123.
  • Davies TR. and McSaveney MJ. (1999) Runout of dry granular avalanches. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 36(2): 313-320.
  • Davies TR., McSaveney MJ. and Hodgson KA. (1999) A fragmentation-spreading model for long-runout rock avalanches. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 36(6): 1096-1110.
  • Davies TR. (1997) Long-term management of facilities on an active alluvial fan - Waiho River fan, Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 36(2): 127-145.
  • Davies TR. and Scott BK. (1997) Dambreak flood hazard from the Callery River, Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 36(1): 1-13.
  • Davies TR. and Griffiths GA. (1996) Physical model study of stage-discharge relationships in a gorge of a braided river. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 35(2): 239-258.
  • Warburton J., Davies TR., Griffiths GA., Hoey TB. and Young WJ. (1996) Future prospects for the use of hydraulic models in the management of New Zealand braided gravel-bed rivers. Journal of Hydrology New Zealand 35(2): 287-302.
  • Warburton J. and Davies T. (1994) Variability of bedload transport and channel morphology in a braided river hydraulic model. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 19(5): 403-421. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3290190503.
  • Zarn B. and Davies TRH. (1994) The significance of processes on alluvial fans to hazard assessment. Zeitschrift F¿¿¿¿r Geomorphologie.supplementband == 38(4): 487-500.
  • Warburton J., Davies TRH. and Mandl MG. (1993) A meso-scale field investigation of channel change and floodplain characteristics in an upland braided gravel-bed river, New Zealand. Braided rivers : 241-255.
  • Davies TR., Phillips CJ., Pearce AJ. and Zhang XB. (1992) Debris flow behaviour - an integrated overview. Erosion, debris flows and environment in mountain regions. Proc. international symposium, Chengdu, 1992 : 217-225.
  • Davies TRH. (1990) Debris-flow surges - experimental simulation. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 29(1): 18-46.
  • Young WJ. and Davies TRH. (1990) Prediction of bedload transport rates in braided rivers: a hydraulic model study. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 29(2): 75-92.
  • DAVIES TRH. and LEE AL. (1989) INFLUENCE OF CHANNEL WIDTH ON BED-LOAD TRANSPORT CAPACITY - DISCUSSION. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 115(7): 1005-1007.
  • PHILLIPS CJ. and DAVIES TRH. (1989) GENERALIZED VISCO-PLASTIC MODELING OF DEBRIS FLOW - DISCUSSION. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 115(8): 1160-1162.
  • Davies TR. and Lee AL. (1988) Physical hydraulic modelling of width reduction and bed level change in braided rivers. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 27(2): 113-127.
  • Davies TRH. (1988) Modification of bedload transport capacity in braided rivers (note). Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 27(1): 69-72.
  • Davies TRH. (1987) Channel boundary shape - evolution and equilibrium.. River channels : 228-248.
  • Sriboonlue V. and Davies TRH. (1983) Seepage characteristics of coarse granular media.. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 22(2): 138-151.
  • Davies TRH. (1982) Lower flow regime bedforms: rational classification.. Journal of the Hydraulics Division - ASCE 108(HY3): 343-360.
  • Whittaker JG. and Davies TRH. (1982) Erosion and sediment transport processes in step-pool torrents.. Recent developments in the explanation and prediction of erosion and sediment yield. Proc. Exeter symposium, July 1982 : 99-104.
  • Davies TRH. and Jaeggi MNR. (1981) Precise laboratory measurement of flow resistance.. IN: PROC. 19TH IAHR CONGRESS, (NEW DELHI, INDIA: FEB.1-7, 1981) 5 , New Delhi, India, IAHR, 1981, Subject-D
  • Davies TRH. (1980) Bedform spacing and flow resistance.. Journal of the Hydraulics Division, ASCE 106(HY3, Proc. Paper, 15258): 423-433.
  • DAVIES TRH. and SAMAD MFA. (1980) FLUID DYNAMIC LIFT ON A BED PARTICLE. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 106(3): 458-461.
  • Davy BW. and Davies TRH. (1980) Correction [to “Entropy concepts in fluvial geomorphology: A reevaluation” by Bryan W. Davy and Timothy R. H. Davies]. Water Resources Research 16(3): 607-607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/WR016i003p00607.
  • Davy BW. and Davies TRH. (1980) Reply on ' Entropy concepts in fluvial geomorphology: a reevaluation'.. Water Resources Research 16(1): 251.
  • DAVIES TRH. and SAMAD MFA. (1978) FLUID DYNAMIC LIFT ON A BED PARTICLE. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 104(8): 1171-1182.
Chapter
  • Schulmeister J., Davies THR., Bostock H., Purdie H., Nicol A., Shane PA. and McGlone M. (2016) Adrift in the Anthropocene. In Shulmeister J (Ed.), Advances in Quaternary Science: The New Zealand Landscape (1st ed.): 200-220. Paris, France: Atlantis Press & Springer.
  • Davies TRH. (2015) Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters: Introduction. In Davies TRH; Shroder Jr JF (Ed.), Landslides: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters: 1-16. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Williams SP., Davies TR., Barrows TT., Jackson MG., Hart SR. and Cole JW. (2014) Flank-collapse on ta’u island, samoan archipelago: Timing and hazard implications. Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment: Volume 3: Targeted Landslides: 583-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04996-0_89.
  • Davies T., Phillips C. and Warburton J. (2013) Processes, Transport, Deposition, and Landforms: Flow. In Schroder JF (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology: 158-170. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Davies TRH. (2013) Fluvial Processes in Proglacial Environments. In Schroder JF (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology: 141-150. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Davies TRH. (2013) Misconceptions about natural disasters. In Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Bobrowsky, Peter (Ed.). ISBN 978-90-481-8699-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-4399-4 (Online), Springer Netherlands: 678-682. In Bobrowsky Peter (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards:Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: 678-682. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Davies TRH., Phillips CJ. and Warburton J. (2013) Processes, Transport, Deposition, and Landforms: Flow. In: John F. Shroder (Editor-in-chief), Marston, R.A., and Stoffel, M. (Volume Editors). Treatise on Geomorphology, Vol 7, Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology, San Diego: Academic Press, 158-170. In John F; Shroder Marston RA; Stoffel M (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, Vol 7, Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology (1st ed.): 158-170. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2012) Rock-avalanche size and runout: Implications for landslide dams. In Evans SG; Hermanns RL; Strom A; Scarascia-Mugnozza G (Ed.), Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams: 441-462. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Boulton CJ., Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2009) The frictional strength of granular fault gouge: Application of theory to the mechanics of low-angle normal faults. In Ring U; Wernicke B (Ed.), Extending a Continent: Architecture, Rheological Coupling, and Heat Budget: 9-31. London: Geological Society of London.
  • McSaveney M. and Davies T. (2007) Rockslides and Their Motion. In Sassa K; Fukuoka H; Wang F; Wang G (Ed.), Progress in Landslide Science: 113-133. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
  • McSaveney MJ. and Davies TRH. (2006) Rapid Rock Mass Flow with Dynamic Fragmentation: Inferences from the Morphology and Internal Structure of Rockslides and Rock Avalanches. : 285-+.
  • Davies TR. and Turnbull JM. (2005) A seismic origin for cirques. In Senneset K; Flaate K; Larsen JO (Ed.), Landslides and Avalanches, ICFL 2005 Norway: 89-94. London: Taylor and Francis.
  • McSaveney MJ. and Davies TR. (2005) Dynamics of large high-speed blockslides. In Senneset K; Flaate K; Larsen JO (Ed.), Landslides and Avalanches, ICFL 2005 Norway: 257-264. London: Taylor and Francis.
  • McSaveney MJ. and Davies TRH. (2005) Engineering for debris-flows in New Zealand. In Jakob M; Hungr O (Ed.), Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena: 635-658. Chichester: Springer Praxis Books.
Conference Contribution - Published
  • Moretti D., Davies T., Giardino M. and Perotti L. (2016) Coseismic landsliding hazard at Franz Josef (New Zealand): Preliminary geomorphic analysis of deformation mechanisms and future evolution. In Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice 3: 1501-1509.
  • Reyna N., Kennedy B., Hampton S., Wilson T., Davies T., Fenton C., Brogt E., Pedley KL., Davies A. and Green T. (2016) A methodology for integrating a virtual field trip with interactive learning into a tertiary curriculum. Denver, Colorado, USA: GSA Annual Meeting, 25-28 Sep 2016. 48(7) http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/abs/2016AM-284184.
  • Davies T. (2014) Limitations on geotechnical risk management: designing for resilience. Sydney, Australia: Resilient Geotechnics: Australian Geomechanics Society Symposium (Sydney Chapter), 7-7 Nov 2014. : 76-82.
  • Javernick L., Brasington J., Caruso B., Davies TRH. and Hicks DM. (2012) Creating high quality DEMs of large scale fluvial environments using structure-from-motion. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Hydrological Society Annual Conference, 27-30 Nov 2012.
  • Davies T. and McSaveney M. (2010) Energy conservation in rock breakage: Implications for geophysical flows. Auckland, New Zealand: 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), 5-10 Sep 2010. In Geologically Active: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress
  • Deganutti A., Davies T. and McSaveney M. (2010) Source of low friction in fragmenting granular shear flow. Auckland, New Zealand: 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), 5-10 Sep 2010. In Geologically Active: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress
  • McColl ST., Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2010) Glacier retreat and rock-slope stability: Debunking debuttressing. Auckland, New Zealand: 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), 5-10 Sep 2010. In Geologically Active: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress
  • Davies T. and Bowman E. (2008) The recognition and identification of debris flow hazards for proposed development sites in New Zealand.
  • Wild M., Cochrane T., Davies T., Hicks M., Painter D. and Palmer G. (2008) Recent sedimentation rates for the Rees-Dart braided river delta. In Iahs Publication(325): 312-315.
  • Davies TR., McSaveney MJ. and Deganutti AM. (2007) Dynamic rock fragmentation causes low rock-on-rock friction. In Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium - Rock Mechanics Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands 2: 959-966.
  • Davies TRH. (1997) Using hydroscience and hydrotechnical engineering to reduce debris flow hazards. In International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Proceedings: 787-810.
  • Davies TR. (1993) Research needs for debris flow disaster prevention. In Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering(pt 2): 1284-1289.
  • Whittaker JG. and Davies TRH. (1982) EROSION AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN STEP-POOL TORRENTS.. In Iahs Publication(137): 99-104.
  • Davies TRH. and Jaeggi MNR. (1981) PRECISE LABORATORY MEASUREMENT OF FLOW RESISTANCE.. In Proceedings, Congress - International Association For Hydraulic Research: 463-471.
Conference Contribution - Other
  • Javernick L., Brasington J., Caruso B., Davies TRH. and Hicks DM. (2012) Creating high quality DEMs of large scale fluvial environments using Stucture-from-Motion. Christchurch, New Zealand: Post Graduate Student Conference Day, Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, 22-22 Nov 2012
  • Kritikos T., Davies TR. and Wilson TM. (2012) Multi-hazard assessment in tectonically active mountain fronts using tectonic geomorphology and GIS: Application to western Southern Alps of New Zealand. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, 21-22 Aug 2012
  • Starheim C., Gomez C., Davies T., Lavigne F. and Wassmer P. (2012) Characterizing in-flow sediment dynamics of lahars affecting Mount Semeru, Indonesia. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, 21-22 Aug 2012
  • Bazgard A., Cundall PA. and Davies TR. (2011) Dynamic analysis of mountain response using PFC3D and FLAC3D. Melbourne, Australia: 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, 14-16 Feb 2011
  • Massey C., McSaveney M. and Davies T. (2011) Evolution of an overflow channel across the Young River Landslide dam, New Zealand. Rome, Italy: Second World Landslide Forum, 3-9 Oct 2011
  • Strong R. and Davies T. (2010) The Influence Of The Shotover River On Lake Wakatipu Flood Hazard. Auckland, New Zealand: 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, incorporating the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, 21-24 Feb 2010
  • Strickert GE., Samarasinghe S. and Davies T. (2009) Resilience models for New Zealand’s Alpine Skiers based on people’s knowledge and experience: a mixed method and multi-step fuzzy cognitive mapping approach. Cairns, Australia: 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 13-17 Jul 2009
  • Davies RRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2007) A mechanical explanation for slip weakening. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, 15-20 Apr 2007
  • Davies T., McSaveney M. and Deganutti A. (2007) Dynamic rock fragmentation causes low rock-on-rock friction.
  • Davies TR., Boulton CJ., McSaveney MJ. and Bowman LT. (2007) Grain fragmentation: dynamic implications. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 10-14 Dec 2007
  • Davies TRH. and McSaveney MJ. (2007) Dynamic rock fragmentation in grain flow: application to large mass movements. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, 15-20 Apr 2007
  • Arshad WA., Doscher C. and Davies TRH. (2004) Landslide dambreak hazard analysis in Westland, New Zealand - a GIS hazard. Singapore: 6th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 21 Jun 2004
  • Davies TR., Deganutti AM. and McSaveney MJ. (2003) A high-stress rheometer for fragmenting rock. Naples, Italy: International Conference on Fast Slope Movements - Prediction and Prevention for Risk Mitigation (IC-FSM2003), 1 Jan 2003
  • Martino R. and Davies TR. (2003) Dynamic friction coefficient of a fluid-solid mixture. Naples.
Report
  • McSaveney MJ. and Davies TRH. (2003) The fatal Ramsay Glacier rockfall of 9 November 2002.17.
  • Davies TRH. (1988) Debris flow surges - a laboratory investigation. In Mitteilungen der Versuchsanstalt fur Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie an der Eidgenossischen Technischen Hochschule Zurich.
Other
  • McSaveney MJ. and Davies TRH. (2002) Rapid rock-mass flow with dynamic fragmentation. : 89-92.
Additional Publications
  • Davies TRH. and Shroder Jr JR. (Ed.) (2015) Landslides: Hazards, Risks and Disasters. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 473pp.
  • (2009) Land Use Planning for Natural Hazards: Stewardship for the Future. Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Canterbury.