Natural hazards and the anthropology of catastrophes. Atmospheric and hydrological hazards. Biophysical and geological hazards. Technological accidents. Information systems and disasters. Disasters and socio-economic systems. Civil protection and emergency management planning.
Wildfire hazard and risk management. Prevention and pre-suppression planning. Fire suppression strategies. Post-fire effects and rehabilitation. Human perspectives. Linkage between fire behavior and fire ecology on biotic and abiotic ecosystem components. Application of fire behavior knowledge to resource management planning processes. Integration of fire information systems and remote sensing.
Analysis of problems
associated with the use, misuse and conservation of the
environment. Natural and technological disasters. Hazard
mitigation and vulnerability assessment. Human-environment
interactions. Disturbance ecology and pollution. Global change and
sustainable development. Health risks and safety. Nature
conservation and renewable energy. Risk analysis systems.
Emergency management and civil protection.
Biophysical hazards and disturbance agents (e.g., wildfires, drought, wind, temperature extremes) in ecosystem management. Current issues of natural resource management and environmental protection. Geo-information for disaster management. Lab exercises using cartographic modeling and risk assessment
technology. Graduate-level course.