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James E. Daniell

James E. Daniell
James E. Daniell

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to James E. Daniell for his interdisciplinary contribution to multi-risk research, focusing on the consequences of natural hazards, with strong links with socio-economic research.

A key feature of James Daniell’s research concerns the interdisciplinary approach to multi-risk loss estimates. Daniell’s has made important contributions to the knowledge of natural disasters promoting the collection of information and creation of databases fundamental to natural hazards research. His work is particularly focused on the consequences of natural hazards, with strong links with socio-economic research. His studies provided innovation to the Natural Hazards field in rapid disaster loss estimation, global loss data and their trends. Additionally, he has contributed to the fields of open source risk software packages, historic analyses, post-disaster economic estimation, population and fatality analysis, and country-based risk assessments for various disaster types. The results of his interdisciplinary research are reflected in more than 100 publications and contributions since 2010. He is regularly publishing in journals, conferences, books and in the media (blogs, newspapers, TV). He is a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals, and also a convener in various conferences.