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Shreya Arora

Shreya, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, and a former postdoc of Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba. She specializes in active tectonics and paleoseismology. Within the Natural Hazards, she is a Blog Editor/Author and a member of Early career scientists Team.

Should I stay or should I go? Insights from an expert on a career outside academia

Trying something new and thinking outside the box is always challenging, both within and outside academia. Exploring alternative paths outside academia can be daunting, but you can also have a great time seizing every opportunity available. To shed a bit of light on this quest, it is my pleasure to interview Dr Alka Tripathy-Lang. Thank you, Alka, for accepting this interview! Alka received her Ph ...[Read More]

Lessons learnt, and to be learnt from the Uttarakhand, Himalaya 2021 catastrophic event.

Lessons learnt, and to be learnt from the Uttarakhand, Himalaya 2021 catastrophic event.

Rising global temperature and melting of glaciers in the Himalaya are changing the Himalayan cryospheric dynamics and causing a dramatic increase in the frequency and magnitude of the natural and anthropogenic hazards. One such example was the 7th February 2021 Uttarakhand landslide-induced floods, which killed almost 200 people and washed away two hydropower dams, amidst when India was dealing wi ...[Read More]

A look into the life of a volcanologist in Japan, one of the most hazardous countries for volcanoes

A look into the life of a volcanologist in Japan, one of the most hazardous countries for volcanoes

In this interview, I talk with Chris Conway about his experience as a volcanologist in Japan, which is one of the countries with the highest volcanic threat in the world. You will read how studying crystals found within erupted lava flows can help hazard mitigation at active volcanoes and how volcanic hazard is managed in Japan.   Hi Chris!! Thank you for accepting this interview, first and foremo ...[Read More]