Natural Disasters

News about UB’s research and advocacy in extreme events and disaster response. (see all topics)


Storms act as an interesting “natural experiment” — a rare chance for researchers to study how corals recover from disasters.


Researchers from UB, Arizona State and Temple are examining the different ways in which extreme heat and cold impact the nation’s cities, starting with a case study on Tempe and Buffalo.


The report, written by UB engineers, looks at fires involving residential, commercial and industrial buildings.


Howard Lasker will spend two weeks aboard a research vessel docked in waters of the Virgin Islands National Park.


The UB School of Law has launched a new law clinic in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which has left thousands of Puerto Ricans in critical need of legal assistance.


A new $175,735 project seeks to improve response to misinformation on social media during emergencies.


Faculty members from the UB’s School of Social Work will join colleagues from 10 SUNY campuses in various disciplines and five not-for-profit organizations to work on an innovative project to create a sustainable village and learning community in the town of Arcahaie, Haiti.


Geocove helps governments and businesses by solving the problem of ‘where’?


Hot and dry weather after wildfires leads to decreased plant diversity, a concern for California and other areas, study finds.


Inspired by bird and insect behavior, engineers create software designed to enable teams of common UAVs to work together.