Professor of Geography; GIScience, uncertainty modeling, small area estimation, cartographic pattern recognition; Ph.D. University of Zurich / Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape, 2005


We develop methods to search across temporal, spatial and spectral information for relationships that can be exploited to inform analysis and interpretation of patterns, trends and outliers.
Damage from natural hazards is increasing despite the growing ability of the geo-sciences to delineate where and when extreme events will occur. We show that decades of risky development has increased exposure to the most damaging natural hazards.