Arizona State University
Melanie Gall is a hazards geographer studying the interaction between natural hazards and society. She works as research professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and teaches courses on geographic information systems and risk assessments in the ASU Online Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. Her expertise lies in risk metrics (e.g., disaster losses, indices, risk assessments), hazard mitigation, and climate change adaptation planning, as well as environmental modeling using geospatial techniques. The applied nature of hazards research allows her to work closely with emergency management agencies from local to federal levels. She has conducted post-disaster field work in Mozambique, Haiti, New Jersey, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Her publications appeared in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and Natural Hazards Review. She holds a PhD from the University of South Carolina.