Tim Davies

ProfessorTim Davies

Natural Hazards
West 322
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

  • Mary Vick L., Zimmer V., White C., Massey C. and Davies T. (2019) Significance of substrate soil moisture content for rockfall hazard assessment. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 19(5): 1105-1117. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1105-2019.
  • Briggs J., Robinson T. and Davies T. (2018) Investigating the source of the c. AD 1620 West Coast earthquake: implications for seismic hazards. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 61(3): 376-388. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2018.1499537.
  • Davies TRH. and Davies AJ. (2018) Increasing communities’ resilience to disasters: An impact-based approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 31: 742-749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.07.026.
  • Orchiston C., Mitchell J., Wilson T., Langridge R., Davies T., Bradley B., Johnston D., Davies A., Becker J. and McKay A. (2018) Project AF8: developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 61(3): 389-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716.
  • Robinson TR., Rosser NJ., Davies T., Wilson TM. and Orchiston C. (2018) Near-real-time modeling of landslide impacts to inform rapid response: An example from the 2016 Kaikōura, New Zealand, earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108(3B): 1665-1682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120170234.