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.