Geohazard Research Group
Geohazards, such as landslides, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, can have destructive effects on populations, economies, and landscapes around the world. Our research interests focus on understanding the complex response of the landscape to the major triggering events (i.e. earthquakes, volcanic activities, extreme rainfalls) and further use this knowledge to predict the locations, impacts, and frequencies of natural hazards. We use a combination of detailed conceptional, physically-based, and statistical models, field studies, and laboratory measurements to understand how landscapes respond to geohazards in different tectonic, climatic, and geologic environments. Our research spans a broad range of topics that cover various geographical regions, from studies of significant geomorphic, geologic, and meteorological impacts of natural disasters in Anatolia, Caucasus, Patagonia, and Antarctica. Please visit our list of research projects under the "Research" tab of this website to see the range and scope of projects in which we are currently involved.