This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Last post on this site

This is the last post on this, the Blogspot / Blogger site.  From now on everything will be on the new AGU blog site - you can access it here:

My first post was on 16th December 2007, almost exactly three years ago.  The first image that I posted showed the La Honda landslide in California, so I will finish here with a Google Earth image of the same site, taken at about the same time.  Spot the displaced road...

So long and thanks for all the fish,


Friday, 3 December 2010

My new position from January: Executive Director of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Apologies for the paucity of posts over the last fortnight – I promise that normal service will shortly be returned! I am currently somewhat rushed off my feet. You may know that my current job is split between two roles – nominally I spend 30% of my time on my own research, including fieldwork; conferences; supervising PhD students and post-docs; writing papers; refereeing; replying to emails; and, of course, writing this blog! The other 70% of my time is spent helping to run the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health (Faculty in this context is the European not US meaning – i.e. it is what is often referred to in the US as a College, although confusingly that word has a different meaning for us as well). In particular, I look after research and enterprise activities across nine academic units, including the Medical School, Archaeology, Anthropology, Education, Law, Geography, Government and International Affairs and Applied Social Sciences, and various associated units and centres.

From the middle of January I will give up this role to move to something new and exciting. At this time I will take over as the Executive Director of the Durham University Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

Read the remainder of this post at the new AGU hosted home of this blog.