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Nathan Wood

Nate Wood is a research geographer with the USGS Western Geographic Science Center and is co-located at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center in Portland, Oregon. He has conducted research and written extensively on community vulnerability to natural hazards, such as tsunami threats to Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and Alaska, volcanic lahars from Mount Rainier (Washington), and coastal hazards in Florida and the Pacific Northwest.

He is on the Board of Directors for the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and editorial boards for the Natural Hazards Review, the Journal of Applied Volcanology, and the Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters. He recently completed work on a U.S. National Research Council committee to review the U.S. tsunami warning system and the nation's preparedness efforts. Additional information can be found at LinkedIn and a project overview.

Participating in session:

Spatial Perspectives on Risk and Recovery: Time for New Paradigms?