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July 31, 2021

Evaluating Hazard Awareness Brochures: Assessing the Textual, Graphical, and Numerical Features of Tsunami Evacuation Products

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Lindell, M., Bostrom, A., Goltz, J., & Prater, C.S.(2021). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Many people visit or live in areas that are exposed to natural or technological hazards but lack sufficient information to protect themselves when a disaster threatens. This article reviews research on hazard education, warning systems, and warning response, as well as research findings on the communication of textual, numeric, graphic, and cartographic information in risk…

March 31, 2021

Volcanic hazard map visualisation affects cognition and crisis decision-making

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Clive, M. A. T., Lindsay, J. M., Leonard, G. S., Lutteroth, C., Bostrom, A., & Corballis, P. (2021). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Hazard maps are used to communicate complex scientific data with many audiences during volcanic unrest crises, but it is unclear how common hazard visualisation styles affect cognition, behaviour, and decision-making. Here we use eye-gaze tracking and questionnaires to explore how 81 people near a volcano in New Zealand read and make decisions with hazard maps…

December 31, 2020

Towards a Comparative Framework of Adaptive Planning and Anticipatory Action Regimes in Chile, Japan, and the US

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Kuriyama, N., Maly, E., León, J., Abramson, D., Nguyen, L. T., & Bostrom, A. (2020), Journal of Disaster Research.

Coastal regions around the Pacific Ring of Fire share the risk of massive earthquakes and tsunamis. Along with their own political-economic, cultural and biophysical contexts, each region has their own history and experiences of tsunami disasters. Based on a comparison of earthquake and tsunami hazards, social factors, and the roles of government, this paper outlines…

September 30, 2020

Indiscriminate, Irrelevant, and Sometimes Wrong: Causal Misconceptions about Climate Change

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

With Fleming, W., Hayes, A. L., Crosman, K. M., & Bostrom, A. (2021). Risk Analysis.

Prior research demonstrates widespread persistence of beliefs about climate change, including believing that “environmental problems” such as pollution and ozone depletion causes climate change, and that natural climate variation significantly contributes to current climate trends, have the potential to weaken or divert support away from effective climate change risk mitigation policies. This paper explores the…

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