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Natural Hazards

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A Climate of Terror: Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Community Assessment of Resilience Tool (CART) Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris -
Community Field Studies and Analyses of Preparedness Networks Kathleen Tierney -
Developing Community Resilience for Children and Families Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris -
How Forecasters Decide to Warn: Insights on Tornado Risk Communication from the Southeast U.S. Brooke Liu, Anita Atwell Seate -
Investigating Emerging and Near-Future Urban Security Challenges Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin
National Household Survey Dennis Mileti, Linda Bourque -
School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing Brooke Liu, Holly Roberts -
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu -
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency, and Proposing Theory-Directed Solutions for Effective Warnings Michael Egnoto, Brooke Liu -
Project Title Sort descending Publication Date Publication Type
A Case Study of Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and Risk Communication in a Coastal Community 2019-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
A Climate of Terror? Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as a Means for Terrorist Exploitation 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as a Potential Ideological Driver of Terrorism 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as an Indirect Contributor to Terrorism 2022-05-20T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Psychometric Analysis of Project Liberty's Adult Enhanced Services Referral Tool 2006-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Advancing Understanding of Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Annotated Bibliography for Public Risk Communication on Warnings for Public Protective Actions Response and Public Education 2006-09-01T12:00:00 Report
Are Natural Hazards and Disaster Losses in the U.S. Increasing? 2005-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Avalanches and Olive Branches: A Multi-Method Analysis of Disasters and Peacemaking in Interstate Rivalries 2011-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Balancing Pre-disaster Preparedness and Post-disaster Relief 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Challenges in Implementing Disaster Mental Health Programs: State Program Directors' Perspective 2006-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Children and Families in the Context of Disasters: Implications for Preparedness and Response 2008-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Children Displaced by Hurricane Katrina: A Focus Group Study 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Climate Change and Security 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Change and Terrorism: Key Insights 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Change, Fish Production, and Maritime Piracy 2023-04-25T12:00:00 Journal Article
Climate Security in Southeast Asia 2023-04-17T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Security, Great Power Competition, and Adversarial Geopolitics in Southeast Asia 2023-10-09T12:00:00 START Reports
Community Resilience and Wellness for Children Exposed to Hurricane Katrina 2007-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Connecting Adversarial and Environmental Geopolitics in Southeast Asia 2023-04-24T12:00:00 Research Brief
Cry Wolf Effect? Evaluating the Impact of False Alarms on Public Responses to Tornado Alerts in the Southeastern United States 2019-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Disaster Research Methods: Past Progress and Future Directions 2006-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Disasters: A Sociological Approach 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Book
Early Physical Health Consequences of Disaster Exposure and Acute Disaster-Related PTSD 2006-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government 2007-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Emotional and Biological Stress Measures in Katrina Survivors Relocated to Oklahoma 2010-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Evaluation of a National Effort to Reach Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Evacuees: The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Experiences with and Preparedness for Emergencies and Disasters Among Public Schools in California 2007-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Exploring Community Resilience in Workforce Communities of First Responders Serving Katrina Survivors 2010-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Eyes of the Storm: How Citizen Scientists Contribute to Government Forecasting and Risk Communication 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Factors Predicting Crisis Counselor Referrals to Other Crisis Counseling, Disaster Relief, and Psychological Services: A Cross-site Analysis of Post-Katrina Programs 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Financial and Social Circumstances and the Incidence and Course of PTSD in Mississippi During the First Two Years After Hurricane Katrina 2008-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
First-Aid Training and Capabilities of the Lay Public: A Potential Alternative Source of Emergency Medical Assistance Following a Natural Disaster 2005-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
From the Margins to the Mainstream? Disaster Research at the Crossroads 2007-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings 2017-03-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
How Mobile Home Residents Understand and Respond to Tornado Warnings 2019-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Identification and Evaluation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Preparedness Resources From the Centers for Public Health Preparedness 2005-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Individuals’ Religiosity and Emotional Coping in Response to Disasters 2019-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Innovations in Disaster Mental Health Services and Evaluation: National, State, and Local Responses to Hurricane Katrina 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Introducing 'Political Resilience' 2012-08-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? The Effects of Maps and Warning Messages on How Publics Respond to Disaster Information 2017-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Katrina Survivors Relocated to Oklahoma: A Tale of Two Cities 2008-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Linkages between Vulnerability and Resilience 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Looking for Resilience: Understanding the Longitudinal Trajectories of Responses to Stress 2009-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Machines, Monsters, and Coffin Corners: Broadcast Meteorologists’ Use of Figurative and Intense Language During Hurricane Harvey 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Metaphors Matter: Disaster Myths, Media Frames, and their Consequences in Hurricane Katrina 2006-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Moral Hazard, Social Catastrophe: The Changing Face of Vulnerability along the Hurricane Coasts 2006-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Disasters 2006-07-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Our Hazardous Environment: Four Decades of Progress or Retrenchment? 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Piloting a New Model of Crisis Counseling: Specialized Crisis Counseling Services in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Planning for Pet Evacuations During Disasters 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Practice Parameter on Disaster Preparedness 2013-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Psychometric Characteristics of Spanish and English Versions of the Civilian Mississippi Scale 2005-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Re-Thinking Climate Security 2023-04-11T12:00:00 Research Brief
Reaching Vulnerable Populations in the Disaster-Prone US Gulf Coast: Communicating Across the Crisis Lifecycle 2019-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Research with Children Exposed to Disasters 2008-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Rumor Response, Debunking Response, and Decision Makings of Misinformed Twitter Users during Disasters 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Serious Emotion Disturbance Among Youth Exposed To Hurricane Katrina Two Years Post-Disaster 2010-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Service Characteristics and Counseling Outcomes: Lessons from a Cross-Site Evaluation of Crisis Counseling after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Spatial Patterns of Natural Hazards Mortality in the United States 2008-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Political Instability, Risk Communication 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Presentation
Temporal and Spatial Changes in Social Vulnerability to Natural Hazards 2008-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Testimony on Needed Emergency Management Reforms 2007-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Geography of Social Vulnerability: Race, Class, and Catastrophe 2006-06-01T12:00:00 Report
The Landscape of Disaster Resilience Indicators in the USA 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Precarious Nature of Food 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Op-ed
The Red Pill 2006-06-01T12:00:00 Report
The Role of Public Health in Mental and Behavioral Health in Children and Families Following Disasters 2009-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Top-Down and Bottom-Up Measurement to Enhance Community Resilience to Disasters 2019-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Tornado Warning: Understanding the National Weather Service’s Communication Strategies 2020-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Toward a Comprehensive Loss Inventory of Weather and Climate Hazards 2007-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Training for Disaster Response Personnel: The Development of Proposed Core Competencies in Disaster Mental Health 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency 2016-09-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
Validation of the Short Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Rating Interview (expanded version, Sprint-E) as a Measure of Postdisaster Distress and Treatment Need 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Vulnerability of U.S. Cities to Environmental Hazards 2007-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
When Do Losses Count? Six Fallacies of Natural Hazards Loss Data 2009-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Youth's Reactions to Disasters and the Factors That Influence Their Response 2008-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
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*New Training Program* Crisis Manager's Course: Leadership for Catastrophic Events
Call for Posters: Emergency Pre-Event Communication
Climate change: Fueling terror and extremism
Database Spotlight -- Public Warnings and Evacuations: A Study of the 2009 California Station Fire
Focus groups yield insight into complacency in emergency situations
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
Increasing risk perception alone won't improve preparedness
Mapping a career: Former START intern observed Hurricane Sandy from FEMA headquarters
Natural Hazards Center co-sponsors Capitol Hill event on critical hazards facing the U.S.
New NOAA project aims to improve all hazards risk communication
New report: Social media use during disasters
Researcher Spotlight: Dennis Mileti and the sociology of disaster
Researcher Spotlight: Monica Schoch-Spana
SC's Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute releases Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)
School principals can help assess community resilience
Spring 2011 START Bulletin Now Available
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START interns nominated for DHS award
START investigator, Susan Cutter, advises Congress
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START Launches Research Brief Series
START participates in risk communication conference
START releases first Research Review
START Researchers Featured in TIME Magazine
START researchers present on the impact of climate change on terrorism
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Site Launched at Lessons Learned Information Sharing (
START Welcomes New Advisory Board Member
Study shows longer emergency text alerts improve safety
The tradeoffs between protecting against man-made and natural disasters
Tierney to Host Web Chat on Preparedness with National City Network
Title Sort descending Job Title Institution
person-default Alexandra Williams Junior Researcher University of Maryland
Liu_Brooke Brooke Liu Professor of Communication and START Affiliated Faculty Member University of Maryland
Boyd_Marcus Marcus A. Boyd Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START
Director of Graduate Studies, START
University of Maryland