Environmental Risks & Hazards
Environmental risks and hazards come in multiple forms, from climate perturbations to floods to pollutants and so on. Both the determination of the actual risk of a particular hazard and development of means to mitigate the risk or hazard are crucial. Faculty are involved in research in areas including mine reclamation, flood hydrology, coastal zone management, drought mitigation, radioactive and other contaminants. Approaches range from geophysical through biological to cultural and social analyses.