Tim Davies

ResearcherTim Davies

Natural Hazards
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 209
Internal Phone: 94508


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 A., Zorn C., Wilson TM., Wotherspoon L., Beaven S., Davies T. and Matthew H. (2021) Infrastructure Failure Propagations and Recovery Strategies from an Alpine Fault Earthquake Scenario: Establishing Feedback Loops Between Integrated Modelling and Participatory Processes for Disaster Impact Reduction. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering 54(2): 82-96.
  • Dunant A., Bebbington M. and Davies T. (2021) Probabilistic cascading multi-hazard risk assessment methodology using graph theory, a New Zealand trial. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 54 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.102018.
  • Dunant A., Bebbington M., Davies T. and Horton P. (2021) Multihazards Scenario Generator: A Network-Based Simulation of Natural Disasters. Risk Analysis http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/risa.13723.
  • Pfiffner OA., Hermanns RL., Davies TR. and Clague JJ. (2021) Editorial: Rock Avalanches. Frontiers in Earth Science 9 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feart.2021.651642.
  • Davies TRH., Reznichenko NV. and McSaveney MJ. (2020) Energy budget for a rock avalanche: fate of fracture-surface energy. Landslides 17(1): 3-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-019-01224-5.