Christopher Burton

Christopher BurtonPh.D., University of South Carolina (2012)

Office: AUST 433

Office phone: 860-486-5952

Curriculum vitae

Research Areas:

Human-Environmental Interactions
atural Hazards and Disasters
Social Vulnerability
Disaster resilience
Modeling Risk and Vulnerability
GIS & Geospatial Analysis
Global Environmental Change Related Hazards

UConn Geography Research Clusters:

Geographic Information Science and Systems

Research Interests:

Dr. Christopher Burton is interested in the application of geospatial analysis and modeling techniques to human-environmental interactions. Dr. Burton's interests include the development of methods and metrics that are needed to evaluate baseline conditions for natural hazards vulnerability and resilience to better understand the potential for differential hazard impacts and the ability of populations to recover from damaging hazard events. Dr. Burton’s methods include spatial analysis, data mining, GIS-based modeling, and the integration of quantitative and qualitative analysis.


GEOG 3530: Introduction to GeoComputing

Selected Publications

Burton C.G. and Silva V.  (2016).  Assessing Integrated Earthquake Risk in OpenQuake with an Application to Mainland Portugal.  Earthquake Spectra, 32(3): 1383-1403.

Rufat, S., Tate, E. C., Burton C.G. and Sayeed Maroof, A.  (2015).  Social Vulnerability to Floods: Review of Case Studies and Implications for Measurement.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 14(4): 470–486.

Burton C.G.  (2015).  A Validation of Metrics for Community Resilience to Natural Hazards and Disasters using the Recovery from Hurricane Katrina as a Case Study.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 150 (1): 67–86.

Burton, C.G., Mitchell, J, T. and Cutter, S.L.  (2011).  Evaluating Post Katrina Recovery in Mississippi with Repeat Photography.  Disasters, 35(3): 488-509.

Cutter, S.L., Burton, C.G. and Emrich, C.  (2010).  Disaster Resilience Indicators for Benchmarking Baseline Conditions.  Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 7(1): 1-22.

Other research interests

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Awards and Honors


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