Dissertations and Theses
The US Fire Administration’s Library collects records for theses and dissertations on a variety of topics relating to Emergency Management Services. These papers are available either electronically or through Interlibrary Loan. Click any of the titles below to see the LRC Catalog record, with links where available.
NSF Disasters Report
With video, charts and graphs, this site aims to visualize the research work of the NSF regarding Natural Disasters of all kinds.
USFA Executive Fire Officer Program papers
Best Resources for ESM/Disaster Science
Resources in this field are interdisciplinary and highly dependent on the topic and subject area being researched. If you have any questions, or need any help deciding which databases would be best to search, please contact Carrie Ludovico.
Common ESM Terms
Future Global Shocks
Recent global shocks, such as the 2008 financial crisis, have driven policy makers and industry strategists to re-examine how to prepare for and respond to events that can begin locally and propagate around the world with devastating effects on society and the economy. This report considers how the growing interconnectedness in the global economy could create the conditions and vectors for rapid and widespread disruptions. It looks at examples of hazards and threats that emerge from the financial world, cyberspace, biological systems and even the solar system, to reflect on what strategic capacities are called for to improve assessment, mapping, modelling, response and resilience to such large scale risks.