Four fully-funded PhD studentships on earthquake-induced landslides in Nepal as part of the Action on Natural Disasters interdisciplinary PhD training programme is being offered at Durham University, UK. The deadline for applicants is 20 May 2016 and full details can be found here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ihrr/graduate-study/natural-disasters/2016-theme/#four-phd-research-projects
Action on Natural Disasters is a new Doctoral Training Initiative (DTI) that focuses on interdisciplinary research into the causes, consequences, and mitigation of disaster events. It is born from an understanding that reducing the impact of future disasters depends on understanding not only the physical nature of the events, but also the social, economic, cultural, historical, and political factors that shape their impact on communities that are exposed to them.
Four projects are being advertised:
- Rapid detection of earthquake-triggered landslides using satellite radar
- Impacts of road construction on landsliding in Nepal
- Communicating risk to increase resilience to landslide dam bursts
- Developing simple rules to minimize co-seismic landslide hazard