Special Issue on Major Geological Hazards and Disaster Reduction

Published 14 August, 2020

In recent years, there have been frequent landslides, rockfalls, debris flows, and other geological disasters, which have resulted in a large number of casualties and loss of property. To reduce the impact of these events, early identification, monitoring, early warning and emergency response are important. The detailed analysis and report of major geological disaster cases, along with in-depth scientific research, can provide valuable experience for dealing with these incidents, and support the development of more effective disaster mitigation measures and response plans. 

Topics Covered

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews on the research of geological hazards
  • Detailed reports of major geological disasters
  • Formation and evolution of major geological disasters
  • Early identification, monitoring and early warning of major geological disasters
  • Disaster mechanisms of major geological disasters
  • Emergency response and disposal of major geological disasters

Submission Deadline

Deadline for submission: 30 September 2021

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should be submitted online; please choose article type: VSI: Major geological disasters and reduction.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Ensure that you mention the Special Issue Climate Change Risk and Governance call for papers in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Manuscripts will be published online immediately on acceptance.

Guest Editors

Dr. Chong Xu

Research Professor

National Institute of Natural Hazards, Ministry of Emergency Management of China, former Institute of Crustal Dynamics, China. Earthquake Administration, Beijing 100085, China.

Dr. Fanyu Zhang


MOE Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Disaster and Environment in Western China,Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China.

Dr. Jia-wen Zhou


State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China. 

Dr. Ming Zhang


China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China.

Dr. Weile Li

Associate Professor

State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China.

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