About the Editor-in-Chief

Neuer InhaltDr. Fawu Wang is professor on geo-disaster reduction in Department of Earth Science and director of the Research Center on Natural Disaster Reduction, Shimane University, Japan. Prior to joining Shimane University in 2010, he has studied and worked in Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan for more than 10 years. He has been working on challenging problems in landslides, such as the mechanism of rapid and long runout landslides, the transformation mechanism from landsliding to flow-sliding, motion prediction of landslides, motion behavior of submarine landslides, and landslides triggered by earthquakes, heavy rainfall, and water impoundment. His primary research interests are to clarify the common mechanisms of landslides initiated by different triggers, and to find a way to predict the occurrence and motion of landslides, for the purpose of landslide disaster mitigation. Besides the teaching and research activities, he is also working as the Director-General of the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction.


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Forthcoming special issues

Himalayan Geodisasters
Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016
Edited by Ranjan Kumar Dahal

Landslide Dams

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016
Edited by Nicola Casagli, Alexander Strom, Xuanmei Fan and Hans-Balder Havenith

Water-related Geoenvironmental Disasters under Influences of Climate Change and Human Activities
Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016
Edited by Bin He, Camilo Allyson Simões de Farias, Netrananda Sahu

Earthquakes and Triggered Hazards

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016
Edited by Florent De Martin

Modelling of Fast Landslides

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016
Edited by Sabatino Cuomo, Zeljko Arbanas

Aims and scope

Geoenvironmental Disasters is an international journal with a focus on multi-disciplinary applied and fundamental research and the societal impacts related to geoenvironmental disasters triggered by various types of hazards (e.g. earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, tsunamis, intensive erosion and hydro-meteorological events).

The integrated study of Geoenvironmental Disasters is an emerging and composite field of research interfacing with areas traditionally within civil engineering, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and the life sciences. It centers on the interactions within and between the Earth's ground, air and water environments, all of which are affected by climate, geological and morphological processes, biological and ecological cycles, and human activities. Disasters are dynamic forces which can change the Earth pervasively, rapidly, or abruptly, and which can generate lasting effects on the natural and built environments.

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Best Paper Award 2015

The paper: Disaster risk reduction knowledge of local people in Nepal has been honoured with the Geoenvironmental Disasters' Best Paper Award for 2015.

Society affiliation

Geoenvironmental Disasters is affiliated with the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)

The journal is financially supported by the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction, who provide funds to cover the cost of publication for authors who cannot bear the Article Processing Charges (APCs). In those cases authors should contact the EiC before submitting to the journal: wangfw@riko.shimane-u.ac.jp