Risk Publications


Publications & Conferences


Scheele, F., Wilson, T., Lane, E.M., Crowley, K., Hughes, M.W., Davies, T., Horspool, N., Williams, J.H., Le, L., Uma, S.R., Lukovic, B., Schoenfeld, M., Thompson, J. (2020 Modelling residential habitability and human displacement for tsunami scenarios in Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 43, art. no. 101403, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101403  Available online


Lin, S.-L., King, A., Horspool, N., Sadashiva, V., Paulik, R., Williams, S. (2019) Development and application of the real-time individual asset attribute collection tool. Frontiers in Built Environment, 5, art. no. 15. DOI: 10.3389/fbuil.2019.00015. Available online

Paulik R, Gusman A, Williams JH, Pratama GM, Lin S-L, Prawirabhakti A, Sulendra K, Zachari MY, Fortuna ZED, Layuk NBP, Suwarni NWI (2019) Tsunami Hazard and Built Environment Damage Observations from Palu City after the September 28 2018 Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami. Pure Appl. Geophys. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-019-02254-9.  Available online

Paulik R, Lane E, Williams S, Power W (2019) Changes in tsunami risk to residential buildings at Omaha Beach, New Zealand. Geosciences  9(3) 113, doi:10.3390/geosciences9030113   Available online

Silva, V.; Horspool, N.A. 2019 Combining USGS ShakeMaps and the OpenQuake-engine for damage and loss assessment. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Online first: doi: 10.1002/eqe.3154 Available online

Williams, J.W.; Wilson, T.M.; Horspool, N.A.; Lane, E.M.; Hughes, M.W.; Davies, T.; Le, L.; Scheele, F. (2019) Tsunami impact assessment: development of vulnerability matrix for critical infrastructure and application to Christchurch, New Zealand. Natural Hazards, 96(3) 1167-1211, doi: 10.1007/s11069-019-03603-6


Crawford, M.H., Crowley, K., Potter, S.H., Saunders, W.S.A., Johnston, D.M.(2018) Risk modelling as a tool to support natural hazard risk management in New Zealand local government.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.  Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.01.011.  Available online

Goded, T., Horspool, N., Canessa, S., Lewis, A., Geraghty, K., Jeffrey, A., Gerstenberger, M. (2018) New macroseismic intensity assessment method for New Zealand web questionnaires.  Seismological Research Letters, 89 (2A), pp. 640-652. DOI: 10.1785/0220170163

Suppasri, A., Muhari, A., Syamsidik, S., Yunus, R., Pakoksung, K., Imamura, F., Koshimura, S., Paulik, R. (2018) Vulnerability Characteristics of Tsunamis in Indonesia:  Analysis of the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics Disaster Database. Journal of Disaster Research. 13(6):1039-1048 DOI: 10.20965/jdr.2018.p1039


Brown, C., Smith, N., Saunders, W., Harvey, E. (2017) Disaster risk management evaluation (DAMAGE): a framework for assessing and comparing disaster risk intervention options (Available online)

Deligne, N.I., Horspool, N., Canessa, S., Matcham, I., Williams, G.T., Wilson, G., Wilson, T.M. (2017) Evaluating the impacts of volcanic eruptions using RiskScape.  Journal of Applied Volcanology, 6 (1), art. no. 18, DOI: 10.1186/s13617-017-0069-2

Goded, T., Beaupre, A., DeMarco, M., Dutra, T., Gogichaishvili, A., Haley, D., Hyman, A., Calvetti, N.K., Potter, J., Coomer, M., Wright, K., King, A. (2017).  Understanding different perspectives on the preservation of community and heritage buildings in the Wellington Region, New Zealand.  Natural Hazards, 87(1) 185-212. Available online.


Lin, S.-L.; Uma, S.R.; King, A.B.; Horspool, N.A. 2016 A compiled and extensible database for building damage from the 2010-2011 earthquake sequence in Canterbury, New Zealand. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2016/30. iii, 29 p.

Lin S.-L., Uma S.R., King A.  (2016): Empirical Fragility Curves for Non-Residential Buildings from the 2010–2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2016.1264322

Saunders, W.S.A., Kilvington, M. (2016) Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction: A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18, pp. 244-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.07.002

Smart, G.M., Crowley, K., Lane, E. (2016) Estimating Tsunami Runup. Natural Hazards, 80(3) 1933-1947.


Bocchini, G. M., Giovinazzi, S., Pomonis, A., Pampanin, S., Ingham, JM, King, A.  (2015) New Zealand contributions to the global earthquake model’s earthquake consequences database (GEMECD).  Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 48(4): 245-263.


Bocchini, G.M.; Pomonis, A.; So, E.; King, A.B.; Giovinazzi, S. 2014 The GEM earthquake consequences database and New Zealand's contributions. paper no. O35 In: Towards integrated seismic design : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 2014 Technical Conference and AGM, 21-23 March 2014, Aotea Centre, Auckland. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.

Cousins WJ, Nayerloo M, Van Dissen RJ (2014) Estimated earthquake and tsunami losses from large earthquakes affecting Wellington Region. GNS Science Report 2014/42. 110 p (♦ Link to GNS Science Reports)

King, A.B.; Middleton, D.; Brown, C.; Johnston, D.M.; Johal, S. 2014 Insurance : its role in recovery from the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Earthquake Spectra, 30(1): 475-491; doi: 10.1193/022813EQS058M

Lin, S.L.; King, A.B.; Matcham, I. 2014 Exposure data development framework : Real-time Individual Asset Attribute Collection Tool (RiACT), inventory repository & asset repository web portal. paper no. O36 In: Towards integrated seismic design : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 2014 Technical Conference and AGM, 21-23 March 2014, Aotea Centre, Auckland. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.

Uma, S.R., Dhakal, R.P., Nayyerloo, M. (2014) Evaluation of displacement-based vulnerability assessment methodology using observed damage data from Christchurch. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 43 (15), pp. 2319-2339. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2450


Beban, J.G.; Saunders, W.S.A. 2013 Planning for risk : incorporating risk-based land use planning into a district plan. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science miscellaneous series 63. 52 p.

Deligne, N.I.; Leonard, G.S.; King, A.B.; Wilson, G.; Wilson, T.; Lindsay, J.M. 2013 Development of a risk assessment tool for volcanic urban environments: RiskScape and the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. abstract NH33C-04 In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 9-13 December, San Francisco California : abstracts. American Geophysical Union.

Kabiri, F., Hossein Afzalimehr, H., Smart, G. and Rousseau A. (2013) “Flow over gravel dunes”. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 4(6): 905-911, 2014.

Ladson, A.R., Lang, S.B., Smart, G.M., Anderson, B.G., Rutherfurd, I.D. (2013) Flow resistance in four rivers in Victoria, Australia. AJWR: Australian Journal of Water Resources 16(2) 173-180.

Smart, G.M. (2013). “Future New Zealand Floods” Presentation to NZ Hydrologic Society Conference, Palmerston North, 19 Nov.

Uma, S.R.; Dhakal, R.P.; Nayyerloo, M. 2013 Vulnerability assessment of Christchurch buildings in Canterbury earthquakes. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2013/20. 35 p.


Cousins, W.J.; King, A.B.; Kanga, M. 2012 Accumulated losses from sequences of earthquakes : implications for risk modelling. paper 3812 (10 p.) In: 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal: World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Gessese, A., Smart, G., Heining, C. and Sellier, M. (2012) One-dimensional Bathymetry based on Velocity Measurements. Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering 21(4): 704-720.

Hare, J.; Bull, D.; Brown, B.; Brunsdon, D.; Jury, R.; King, A.B.; McCahon, I.; Millar, P.; Smith, P.; Stannard, M. 2012 Canterbury earthquake sequence : detailed engineering evaluation of commercial buildings. paper 3820 (10 p.) In: 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal: World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Jaeger, M., Smart, G.M. (2012). Flow induced pressure fluctuations with a gravel bed. River Flow 2012 – Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, 1, 435-441. Murillo (Ed.), Taylor & Francis, London.

King, A.B.; Reese, S. 2012 Natural hazard loss modelling using RiskScape New Zealand. p. 3001 In: Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia. [Brisbane, Qld.]: Australian Geosciences Council.

McMillan, H., M. Duncan, G. Smart, J. Sturman, S. Poyck, S. Reese, A. Tait, E. Hreinsson, J. Walsh (2012). Modelling the effect of climate change and sea level rise on future flooding in urban environments in NZ. Weather and Climate.

Paulik, R., Lane, E., Sturman, J. 2012: Tsunami impact modelling using RiskScape: Omaha Beach, Auckland. New Zealand Coastal Society Conference: Making waves, 20 years and beyond 14-16 November, 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.

Paulik, R., Smart, G.M., King, A. 2012: RiskScape: A Multi-hazard Impact and Risk Modelling Tool. New Zealand Climate Change Centre Conference - Sea Level Rise: Meeting the Challenge, 10-11 May, 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

So, E.K.M.; Pomonis, A.; Below, R.; Cardona, O.; King, A.B.; Zulfikar, C.; Koyama, M.; Scawthorn, C.; Ruffle, S.; Garcia, D. 2012 An introduction to the Global Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD). paper 1617 (10 p.) In: 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal: World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Smart, G.M. (2012). “Prioritising Perils”, Australasian Natural Hazards Conference. Christchurch, 22 August.

Smart, G.M. (2012). “Are floods our most serious natural hazard” NZ Hydrologic Society Conference, Nelson, 29 Nov. 2012

Smart, G.M. (2012). “Tsunami Runup and Beach Profile” Abstracts 8th Symposium on River, Coastal and Esturine Morphodynamics, Santander, Spain

Smart, G.M. (2012). “Flow induced pressure fluctuations with a gravel bed”. International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, San Jose, Costa Rica, 7 Sept.

Smart, G., Paulik, R. 2012: Prioritising Perils: A Case Study. 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference 2012, 21-22 August 2012, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Tait, A., McMillan, H., Smart, G., Duncan, M. (2013). “Flood flow and inundation modelling under climate change”. NZ Climate Change Conference, Palmerston North, 4-5 June.

Turek, G., Wright, K., Matcham, I.; Paulik, R.; Smart, G.; King, A. (2012). " RiskScape: a quantitative, natural hazards loss modelling tool." Presentation at Digital Earth 2012, Wellington 3-4 September.

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