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26 Jul 2018

Episode 39: Preventing natural hazards

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Alireza Malehmir, professor of applied geophysics at Uppsala University. Andrew and Dr. Malehmir discuss geophysics role in preventing natural hazards and best practices for communicating science to the public and policy makers.


Alireza Malehmir is professor and senior lecturer at Uppsala University. He holds expertise as a controlled source seismologist, mining geophysicist, and applied geophysicist. He serves as vice-chair of the EAGE Near-Surface Geoscience Division and has been a guest editor for GEOPHYSICS and Interpretation.

Dr. Malehmir led a Geoscientists Without Borders project focused on quick-clay, or rapid Earth flow landslides in Sweden. He has a PhD in geophysics from Uppsala University. 

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Interview: Alireza Malehmir

Original music by Zach Bridges. 

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, Mick Swiney, and Adrienne White.

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