Dr. Tim Frazier studies hazards and climate change. Being raised in a region exposed to several types of geophysical hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, drought, and flooding, he developed an interest in hazards and later climate change as a consequence of the necessity to pay attention to the weather around him. As such, Dr. Frazier has long been interested in hazards and climate change and their impacts on society. This interest coupled with urban geography and planning has been the focus of his education thus far.
Currently, Dr. Frazier is most interested in pursuing research that seeks to enhance society’s ability to plan for and respond to contemporary natural hazards and impacts associated with future climate change. At times he has focused on physical aspects such as GIS based climate change and hazards modeling often coupled with stakeholder interaction examining issues, opportunities, and constraints relating to vulnerability reduction and resilience enhancement. Other times he has sought to identify the type of subdivision design, e.g., grid or curvilinear, that most effectively enhances evacuation from natural and human-made hazards. As such, to date the work Dr. Frazier has undertaken and research that he plans for the future focuses on Hazards, Climate Change, and Urban Sustainability.
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