Proceedings of the second ANDROID doctoral school in disaster resilience 2014

ISBN/ISSN: 9781907842627
Number of pages: 287 p.

This volume is the second edition of the doctoral school programme of the ANDROID network, established as part of ANDROID Work Package 3. Its main objective is to bring together doctoral candidates from academic institutions worldwide and provide them a multidisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing platform. It is intended to enable them to interact and network with experts in disaster resilience and allied fields encouraging peer learning and access to wide pool of resources provided by the network.

This volume presents concise summaries of the contributions of all the doctoral papers presented at the Residential Doctoral School (RDS) 2014, produced and developed by doctoral students with the guidance, direction and suggestions of a group of experts led by the ANDROID Doctoral School team. These papers demonstrate the richness, diversity and interd isciplinary nature of research topics and problems being tackled by disaster resilience researchers. Furthermore, it features example of discovery and expansion of research themes that go beyond disciplinary boundaries, reflecting on the greater context of disaster resilience. The work of the doctoral researchers presented here is a valuable contribution to the body of knowledge which, given the growing vulnerability and exposure to disasters of human and natural origin, depends on the development of greater interdisciplinary expertise among the scholars of the future.