Thomas Wilson

Associate ProfessorTom Wilson

Disaster Risk and Resilience
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 210
Internal Phone: 94503

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Natural hazard and risk assessment, with special interest in volcanic eruptions. Impacts of natural hazards to critical infrastructure and primary industries - including development of innovative methods to analysis vulnerability to volcanic ash fall. Community resilience to natural hazards. Evacuation and loss modelling using geospatial platforms (GIS).

Recent Publications

  • Barker SJ., Van Eaton AR., Mastin LG., Wilson CJN., Thompson MA., Wilson TM., Davis C. and Renwick JA. (2019) Modeling Ash Dispersal From Future Eruptions of Taupo Supervolcano. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20(7): 3375-3401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018GC008152.
  • Hayes JL., Calderón B R., Deligne NI., Jenkins SF., Leonard GS., McSporran AM., Williams GT. and Wilson TM. (2019) Timber-framed building damage from tephra fall and lahar: 2015 Calbuco eruption, Chile. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 374: 142-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.02.017.
  • Hayes JL., Wilson TM., Stewart C., Villarosa G., Salgado P., Beigt D., Outes V., Deligne NI. and Leonard GS. (2019) Tephra clean-up after the 2015 eruption of Calbuco volcano, Chile: A quantitative geospatial assessment in four communities. Journal of Applied Volcanology 8(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13617-019-0087-3.
  • Mckibbin D., Blake D., Wilson T., Wotherspoon L. and Hughes M. (2019) A geospatial assessment of critical infrastructure impacts and adaptations in small rural towns following the 14 November 2016 (Kaikōura) earthquake, New Zealand. Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication 6(2): 19-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.v06.GIZ04.
  • McKibbin DJ., Blake DM., Wilson TM., Wotherspoon L. and Hughes MW. (2019) A geospatial assessment of critical infrastructure impacts and adaptations in small rural towns following the 14 November 2016 (Kaikōura) earthquake, New Zealand. Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication 6(2): 19-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.v06.giz04.