Tim Davies

ProfessorTim 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

  • 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.
  • Hore K., Gaillard PC., Davies T. and Kearns R. (2020) People's Participation in Disaster-Risk Reduction: Recentering Power. Natural Hazards Review 21(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000353.
  • Scheele F., Wilson T., Lane EM., Crowley K., Hughes MW., Davies T., Horspool N., Williams JH., Le L. and Uma SR. (2020) Modelling residential habitability and human displacement for tsunami scenarios in Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 43 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101403.
  • Zeng Q., Yuan G., Davies T., Xu B., Wei R., Xue X. and Zhang L. (2020) 10Be dating and seismic origin of Luanshibao rock avalanche in SE Tibetan Plateau and implications on Litang active fault. Landslides 17(5): 1091-1104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-019-01319-z.