Lindquist Presents ISTPP Research at European Geophysical Union Conference in Vienna, Austria

May 10, 2010

Dr. Eric Lindquist, ISTPP Associate Director, recently attended the annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. He was co-chair, with Dr. Ron Hagelman III of Texas State University, for the Natural Hazards Section NH 9.5 Session: Social Sciences in Natural Hazards Research: Interdisciplinary Research Approaches. The session brought together papers and posters from around the world, all focusing on current collaborations between social and physical scientists in the area of natural hazards research.

In addition to his responsibilities for organizing the session, Dr. Lindquist also presented a paper, co-authored with former ISTPP assistant research scientist Dr. Katrina Mosher-Howe, titled Natural Hazard Problem and Solution Definition in the News Media: The Case of Tropical Storm Allison.

In addition to the regular sessions at the EGU, there was particular emphasis and last-minute special sessions on the recent Icelandic volcano eruption and the widespread environmental, social and economic impacts.

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