Challenge research


Year Author(s) Title Publication PDF
2019 Grace ES, France-Hudson BT, Kilvington MJ Reducing risk though the management of existing uses: tensions under the RMA.  GNS Science. 131p. (GNS Science report; 2019/55).  Download
2019 Saunders WSA, Kaiser LH. 2019.  Analysing processes of inclusion and use of natural hazard information in iwi and hapū management plans: case studies from the Bay of Plenty GNS Science. 20p. (GNS Science report; 2019/3).  Download
2019 Judy Lawrence, Rob Bell, Paula Blackett, Emma Ryan & Laura Robichaux A Practice Brief: Adaptation transition at the coast  Planning Quarterly Issue 214  Download
2019 Cradock-Henry, N. A., F. Buelow, and J. Fountain. 2019 Social–ecological inventory in a postdisaster context: the 2016 Kaikōura
earthquake, Aotearoa-New Zealand

Ecology and Society 24(3):9.  

2019 Adams-Hutcheson, G., White, I., Glavovic, B., Lawrence, J. (2019).  Fit-for-purpose Resilience in Aotearoa New Zealand: Challenges and Recommendations.   Resilience to Nature’s Challenges report Download
2019 Fountain, J., Cradock-Henry, N. The road to recovery: Reimagining Kaikōura after a natural disaster

In: Walters, G., Mair, J. (Eds.), Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry.

2019 Nakayachi, K., Becker, J. S., Potter, S. H., Dixon, M. Residents’ Reactions to Earthquake Early Warnings in Japan

Risk Analysis

DOI: 10.111/risa.13306

2019 Trotter, M. J., Ivory, V. A systems-based framework as an engagement tool: Adaptation for insight on transport network resilience

Case Studies in Transport Policy

2019 Kwok, A. H., Becker, J., Paton, D., Hudson-Doyle, E., Johnston, D.
Stakeholders’ Perspectives of Social Capital in Informing the Development of Neighborhood-Based Disaster Resilience Measurements

Journal of Applied Social Science

2019 Lawrence, J., Bell, R., Stroombergen, A. A Hybrid Process to Address Uncertainty and Changing Climate Risk in Coastal Areas Using Dynamic Adaptive Pathways Planning, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis & Real Options Analysis: A New Zealand Application


2018 Langer, E. R., Wegner, S. Wildfire risk awareness, perception and preparedness in the urban fringe in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Public responses to the 2017 Port Hills wildfire Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Download
2018 Rennie, H. G. The seduction of fast track recovery legislation: the Mangamaunu surf break saga Planning Quarterly  
2018 Becker, J. S.,   Potter, S. H., McBride, S. K., Wein, A., Doyle, E. E. H., Paton, D.  When the earth doesn’t stop shaking: How experiences over time influenced information needs, communication, and interpretation of aftershock information during the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, New Zealand

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

2018 Doyle, E. H., Johnston, D. M., Smith, R., Paton, D. Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: A qualitative systematic thematic review

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.10.023

2018 Marlowe, J., Neef, A.,  Tevaga, C. A., Tevaga, C. A New Guiding Framework for Engaging Diverse Populations in Disaster Risk Reduction: Reach, Relevance, Receptiveness, and Relationships International Journal of Disaster Risk Science Download
2018 Spector, S., Cradock-Henry, N. A., Beaven, S., Orchiston, C. Characterising rural resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand: a systematic review

Regional Environmental Change

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2018 Davies, T. R. H., Davies, A. J. Increasing communities’ resilience to disasters: An impact-based approach

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.07.026

2018 Hore K., Kelman I., Mercer J., Gaillard J. Climate Change and Disasters

In: Rodríguez H., Donner W., Trainor J. (eds) Handbook of Disaster Research. Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research. Springer, Cham

2018 Doyle, E. E.H., McClure, J., Potter, S. H., Becker, J. S., Johnston, D. M., Lindell, M. K., Johal, S., Fraser, S. A., Coomer, M. A. Motivations to prepare after the 2013 Cook Strait Earthquake, N.Z

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, ISSN 2212-4209

2018 Owen, S., Lawrence, J. Ryan, E., Kench, P., Bell, R., Rennie, H., Blackett, P., and Schneider, P.  Anticipating staged managed retreat at the coastal margins.

Planning Quarterly, Issue 209: 8-11.

2018 Buelow, F., Cradock-Henry, N. What you sow is what you reap? (Dis-) Incentives for adaptation intentions in farming.

Sustainability 2018, 10, 1133. 


2018 Cradock-Henry, N., Fountain, J., Buelow, F. Transformations for Resilient Rural Futures: The Case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Sustainability 2018, 10(6).


2018 Phibbs, S., Kenney, C., Rivera-Munoz, G., Huggins, T., Severinsen, C., Curtis, B. The Inverse Response Law: Theory and Relevance to the Aftermath of Disasters.

International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15 (5), 916.


2018 McRae, C., McClure, J., Henrich, L., Leah, C., Charleson, A. Reactions to earthquake hazard: strenghtening commercial buildings and voluntary earthquake safety checks on houses in Wellington, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (in press). Download
2018 Orchiston C, Mitchell J, Wilson T, Langridge R, Davies T, Bradley B, Johnston D, Davies A, Becker J, McKay A Project AF8: developing a coodinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake.

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. Special issue: Tercentenary of the 1717 great Alpine Fault earthquake: advances in science and understanding hazards: 1-18.


2018 Henrich, L., McClure, J., & Doyle, E. E. H Perceptions of risk characteristics of earthquakes compared to other hazards and their impact on risk tolerance. 



2018 Lawrence, J., Bell, R.,  Blackett, P., Stephens, S., Allan, S.   National guidance for adapting to coastal hazards and sea-level rise: Anticipating change, when and how to change pathway.

Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 82, April 2018 pp.100-107.


2018 King, D.N. Shaw, W., Meihana, P.N., Goff, J Māori oral histories and the impact of tsunamis in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 18, 909-19.


2018 Smart, G. Improving flood hazard prediction models.

International Journal of River Basin Management.

2018 Feng, S., Hussain, L & Paton, D.  Harnessing informal disaster education for community resilience.

Disaster Prevention and Management, 27, 43-59.


2018 McKay M, Fountain J, Cradock-Henry N.  Festivals as devices
for enhancing social
connectivity and the
resilience of rural
In: Mair, J. (ed). Handbook of Festivals. New York: Routledge.  Download
2018 Vinnell, L. J., Milfont, T. L., & McClure, J.  Do social norms affect support for earthquake-strengthening legislation? Comparing the effects of descriptive and injunctive norms. 

Environment and Behavior, 1 – 25.


2018 Tedim, F., Leone, V., Amraoui, M., Bouillon, C., Coughlan, M.R., Delogu, G.M, Fernandes, P.M., Ferreira, C., McCaffrey, S., McGee, T.K., Parente, J., Paton, D., Pereira, M.G., Ribeiro, L.M., Viegas, D.X. & Xanthopoulos, G.  Defining Extreme Wildfire Events: Difficulties, Challenges, and Impacts.

Fire, 1,9.


2018 Aliakbarlou, S., Wilkinson, S., Costello, S.B., Jang, H. Conceptual Client Value Index for Post Disaster Reconstruction Contracting Services.

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering.


2018 Kench, P.S., Ryan, E.J., Owen, S., Bell, R., Lawrence, J., Glavovic, B., Blackett, P., Becker, J., Schneider, P., Allis, M., Dickson, M., Rennie, H. Co-creating resilience solutions to coastal hazards through a transdisciplinary research project in New Zealand.

Journal of Coastal Research, SI 85, pp.1-5.


2018 Flood, S.; Cradock-Henry, N.; Blackett, P.; Edwards, P. Adaptive and interactive climate futures: systematic review of ‘serious games’ for engagement and decision-making.

Environmental Research Letters 13 063005.


2018 Carter, L., Kenney, C.M. A tale of two communities: B-race-ing disaster responses in the media following the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes.

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Feb 2018.


2018 Blake D, Johnston D, Leonard G, McLaren L, Becker, J. A Citizen Science Initiative to Understand Community Response to the Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami Warning in Petone and Eastbourne, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.


2018 Kwok, A., Doyle, E.E.H.; Becker, J.S.; Johnston, D.M.; Paton, D.M. A bottom-up approach to developing neighbourhood-based resilience measures.  

Disaster Preventioan and Management: An International Journal,  Vol. 27 Issue: 2, pp.255-270.


2017 Langer, E.R., McGee, T.K. Wildfire risk awareness and prevention by predominantly Māori rural residents, Karikari Peninsula, Aotearoa New Zealand.

International Journal of Wildland Fire, 26, 820–828.


2017 Davies, A.J., Sadashiva, V., Aghababaei, M., Barnhill, D., Costello, S.B., Fanslow, B., Headifen, D., Hughes, M., Kotze, R., Mackie, J., Ranjitkar, P., Thompson, J., Troitino, D.R., Wilson, T., Woods, S., Wotherspoon, L.M. Transport infrastructure performance and management in the South Island of New Zealand, during the first 100 days following the 2016 mw 7.8 “Kaikōura” earthquake.

 Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50 (2): 271-299. db/Bulletin/Archive/50(2)0271.pdf

2017 Noy, I. To Leave or not to Leave? Climate Change, Exit, and Voice on a Pacific Island. 

CESifo Economic Studies, 63(4), 403–420.


2017 McDonald, G.W., Smith, N.J., Kim, J.-H., Cronin, S.J., Proctor, J.N. The spatial and temporal ‘cost’ of volcanic eruptions: assessing the economic impact, business inoperability, and spatial distribution of risk in the Auckland region, New Zealand. 

Bulletin of Volcanology, 79, 48.


2017 Lawrence, J., Saunders, W.S.A. The planning nexus between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.  In: Kelman, I., Mercer, J., Gaillard, J.C. (editors) The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation. Oxon: Routledge. p. 418-428.  
2017 Potangaroa R.,  Kipa, M. The Maori Response to a Seismic Swan.

Asia-Pacific Security Challenges, pp. 139-64. chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-61729-9_7

2017 Henrich, L., McClure, J. The Heritage Problem: is current policy on earthquake-prone heritage buildings too costly?  Policy Quarterly, Volume 13, Issue 3, August 2017, p.73 Download
2017 Thompson, M., Owen, S., Lindsay, J., Leonard, G., Cronin,S. Scientist and stakeholder perspectives of transdisciplinary research: Early attitudes, expectations, and tensions. 

Environmental Science and Policy, 74:30–39.

doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.04.006

2017 Kilvington, M.,Saunders, W.S.A. Science to practice: understanding how natural hazard and climate science can be incorporated into land use plans.   Planning Quarterly 205: 8-12. Download
2017 Woods,  R.J., McBride, S.K., Wotherspoon, L.M., Beavan, S., Potter, S.H., Johnston, D.M., Wilson, T.M., Brunsdon, D., Grace, E.S., Brackley, H.,  Becker, J.S. Science to emergency management response: Kaikōura earthquakes 2016. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 329-337. Download
2017 Beaven S., Wilson T., Johnston L., Johnston, D., Smith, R. Role of Boundary Organization after a Disaster: New Zealand’s Natural Hazards Research Platform and the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence.  Natural Hazards Review 18(2): 05016003-05016003.  Download
2017 Giovinazzi, S., Austin, A., Ruiter, R., Foster, C.,  Nayyerloo M., Nair, N., Wotherspoon, L. Resilience and fragility of the telecommunication network to seismic events: evidence after the Kaikōura (New Zealand) earthquake.  Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 318-328.  
2017 Gabrielsen, H., Procter, J., Rainforth, H., Black, T., Harmsworth, G., Pardo, N. Reflections from an Indigenous Community on Volcanic Event Management, Communications and Resilience. 

Advances in Volcanology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 1-17.


2017 Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G., Johnston, D. Mobile applications in crisis informatics literature: A systematic review.

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24:297-311.


2017 Hikuroa, D. Mātauranga Māori—the ūkaipō of knowledge in New Zealand. 

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 47(1): 5-10.


2017 Noy, I., Storey, B. Insuring Property under Climate Change.   Policy Quarterly, 13(4), 68-74. Download
2017 Poontirakul, P., Brown, C., Seville, E., Vargo, J., Noy, I. Insurance as a Double-Edged Sword: Quantitative Evidence from the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice, 42(4), 609-632. 


2017 Prasanna, R., Yang, L.,  King, M., Huggins, T. J. Information systems architecture for fire emergency response.

 Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 30(4), 605-624. 


2017 Egbelakin, T., Wilkinson, S., Ingham, J., Potangaroa, R., Sajoudi, M. Incentives and Motivators for Improving Building Resilience to Earthquake Disaster.

Natural Hazards Review 18 (4), 04017008. doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000249

2017 Bowen, K.J., Cradock-Henry, N.A., Koc,h F., Patterson, J., Hayha, T., Vogt, J., Barbi, F. Implementing the “sustainable Development Goals”: Towards Addressing Three Key Governance Challenges—Collective Action, Trade-Offs, and Accountability. 

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 26–27:90–96.


2017 Hughes, M.W., Nayyerloo, M., Bellagamba, X., Morris, J., Brabhaharan, P., Rooney, S., Hobbs, E., Wooley, K., Hutchison, S.  Impacts of the 14th November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake on three waters systems in Wellington, Marlborough and Kaikōura, New Zealand: Preliminary observations.  Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 306-317.  Download
2017 Liu, Y., Nair, N., Renton, A., Wilson, S. Impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on the electrical power system infrastructure.  Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 300-305.  
2017 Phibbs, S. & Kenney, C.  Heartaches over Housing: correlating cardiovascular disease rates and housing damage in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Lancet Planetary Health, 1(6) e214-e215 07 Sept 2017.


2017 Blake, D., Marlowe, J., Johnston, D. Get prepared: Discourse for the privileged?

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 25, pp.283-88.


2017 McClure, J. Fatalism, causal reasoning and natural hazards. 

Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazard Science.


2017 Paton, D & Buergelt, P.T. Facilitating Social-Environmental Adaptation to Environmental Hazards: Towards a Universal Theory.  In J.A. Daniels (Ed), Advances in Environmental Research. New York: Nova Scientific Publishers (pp. 35-58)  
2017 Stevenson, J.R., Becker, J., Cradock-Henry, N., Johal, S., Johnston, D., Orchiston, C., Seville, E. Economic and social reconnaissance: Kaikōura earthquake 2016.

Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50:343–351. db/Bulletin/Archive/50(2)0343.pdf

2017 Vinnell, L.J., McClure, J., Milfont, T.L. Do framing messages increase support for earthquake legislation?

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 26 Issue 1 pp. 28 – 40.


2017 Chang-Richards, Y., Rapp, R., Wilkinson, S., von Meding, J., Haigh, R. Disaster recovery project management: A critical service. 

International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 35, Issue 5 pp. 783-787.


2017 Allison, A.E.; Dickson, M.E.; Fisher, K.T.; Thrush, S.F.   Dilemmas of modelling and decision-making in environmental research.

Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 99, January 2018, pp. 147-155.


2017 McDonald, G.W., Cronin, S.J., Kim, J.-H., Smith, N.J., Murray, C.A., Procter, J.N. Computable general equilibrium modelling of economic impacts from volcanic event scenarios at regional and national scale, Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand.

Bulletin of Volcanology, 79, 1-18. 


2017 Aliakbarlou, S., Wilkinson, S., Costello, SB & Jang, H. Client values within post-disaster reconstruction contracting services. 

Disaster Prevention and Management: An iInternational Journal 26 (3), 348-360.


2017 Ronoh, S., Gaillard, J.C.,  Marlowe, J. Children with disabilities in disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction: Focussing on school settings.

Policy Futures in Education, 15:3, 380-388.


2017 Smith N, Brown C, McDonald G, Ayers M, Kipp R & Saunders, W.S.A.  Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Evaluation of Disaster Risk Decisions. 

Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Volume 1:1 pp.111-120.


2017 Sapeciay, Z., Wilkinson, S., Costello, S. Building organisational resilience for the construction industry: New Zealand practitioners’ perspective. 

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 8 Issue: 1, pp.98-108.


2017 Stephens, S.A.; Bell, R.G.; Lawrence, J.   Applying principals of uncertainty within coastal hazard assessments to better support coastal adaptation.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2017, 5(3), 40.


2017 Aliakbarlou, S., Wilkinson, S., Costello, SB & Jang, H. Achieving Postdisaster Reconstruction Success Based on Satisfactory Delivery of Client Values within Contractors’ Services. 

Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol. 34, Issue 2.


2017 Saunders, W.S.A. A risk-based approach to land use: planning for natural hazards. Planning Quarterly 205: 28-33. Download
2016 Thompson, M.A., Lindsay, J.M., Wilson, T.M., Biass, S., Sandri, L. Quantifying risk to agriculture from volcanic ashfall: a case study from the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Natural Hazards 86(1): 31-56. 


2016 Johnston, D.,Tarrant, R., Tipler, K., Lambie, E., Crawford, M., Johnson, V., Becker, J., Ronan, K. R.  Towards tsunami-safer schools in the Wellington region of New Zealand: evaluating drills and awareness programs.  Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31(3), 59-66. Download
2016 Chang-Richards, Y., Wilkinson, S. The Insurance Industry and Integrated Project Management Frameworks in Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Recovery after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes.

Rebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters: Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region, (2016): 339-366. Cambridge University Press.


2016 Phibbs, S., Kenney, C. Severinsen, C., Mitchell, J., Hughes, R. Synergising public health concepts with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: A conceptual glossary.

 Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 13(12): 124.


2016 Wilkinson, S., Chang-Richards, A.Y., Sapeciay, Z., Costello, S.B. Improving construction sector resilience.  

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment Vol. 7 Iss: 2, (2016): 173 – 185.


2016 Prasanna, R., & Huggins, T. J.  Factors affecting the acceptance of information systems supporting emergency operations centres. 

Computers in Human Behavior, 57, 168-181. 


2016 McClure, J., Henrich, L., Johnston, D., Doyle, E.E.H. Are two earthquakes better than one? How earthquakes in two different regions affect risk judgments and preparation in three locations.

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.03.003