John Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

Dr. John P. Tiefenbacher has been a professor of Geography at Texas State University since he earned his Ph.D. in Geography at Rutgers University in 1992. His research has focused on various aspects of hazards geography, management, and mapping as well as the geographies of climate change, viticulture, and environmental management. He has published on a diverse set of topics that examine perception and behaviors of people with regards to natural and technological hazards, and environmental problems. His current research pertains to the challenges of adaptation to climate change, the responses of wine growing to changing climates and the distribution of hazards, as well as other aspects of the geography of viticulture and wine, and historical views of environmental adaptation among European immigrants to North America.

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Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts demonstrates the array of information that is critical for improving disaster management. The book reflects major management components of the disaster continuum (the nature of risk, hazard, vulnerability, planning, response and adaptation) in the context of threats that derive from both nature and technology. The chapters include a selection of original research reports by an array of international scholars focused either on specific locations or on specific events. The chapters are ordered according to the phases of emergencies and disasters. The text reflects the disciplinary diversity found within disaster management and the challenges presented by the co-mingling of science and social science in their collective efforts to promote improvements in the techniques, approaches, and decision-making by emergency-response practitioners and the public. This text demonstrates the growing complexity of disasters and their management, as well as the tests societies face every day.

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