Revd. Professor David K. Chester BA (Durham 1973), PhD (Aberdeen 1978), Dip. Theol., C.Geol., C. Geog., FGS, FRGS
I have worked on natural hazard and responses to them for more than thirty five years. I have studied earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and their impacts, both globally, and more specifically in Italy and Portugal (including the Azores). My recent research has concentrated on religious responses to disasters, and the reconstruction of historical catastrophes using a mixture of field and archival evidence. I am also interested in Holocene landscape change in the Mediterranean region, soil erosion and the history and current practice of geography.