David Johnston


Full Name: David Johnston

Position: Social Scientist

Contact details

Email: David.Johnston
Phone: +64-4-570 4538


1987: BSc; 1990: MSc Hons; 1998: PhD

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Team Leadership and Project Management
Geophysics: Emergency management
Geophysics: Environmentally Sustainable Development
Geophysics: Hazard and risk assessment
Geophysics: Volcanic hazards

Professional activities

International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior: Cities on Volcanoes Commission: Chair
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
American Geophysical Union: Member
New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment: Member
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: Member

Major publications

Leonard, G.S.; Johnston, D.M.; Paton, D.; Christianson, A.; Becker, J.S.; Keys, H. 2008 Developing effective warning systems : ongoing research at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172(3/4): 199-215; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.12.008

Johnston, D.M.; Becker, J.S.; Gregg, C.; Houghton, B.F.; Paton, D.; Leonard, G.S.: Garside, R. 2007 Developing warning and disaster response capacity in the tourism sector in coastal Washington, USA. Disaster prevention and management, 16(2): 210-216

Gregg, C.E.; Houghton, B.F.; Paton, D.; Lachman, R.; Lachman, J.; Johnston, D.M.; Wongbusarakum, S. 2006 Natural warning signs of tsunamis : human sensory experience and response to the 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and tsunami in Thailand. Earthquake Spectra, 22(S1): S671-S691; doi: 10.1193/1.2206791

Paton, D.; Johnston, D.M.; Bebbington, M.S.; Lai, C.-D.; Houghton, B.F. 2001 Direct and vicarious experience of volcanic hazards : implications for risk perception and adjustment adoption. Australian journal of emergency management, 16(1): 58-63

Johnston, D.M.; Houghton, B.F.; Neall, V.E.; Ronan, K.R.; Paton, D. 2000 Impacts of the 1945 and 1995-1996 Ruapehu eruptions, New Zealand : an example of increasing societal vulnerability. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 112(5): 720-726

Johnston, D.M.; Ronan, K. 2000 Risk education and intervention. p. 1229-1240 IN: Sigurdsson, H. (ed.) Encyclopedia of volcanoes. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press

Johnston, D.M.; Bebbington, M.S.; Lai, C.-D.; Hougthon, B.F.; Paton, D. 1999 Volcanic hazard perceptions : comparative shifts in knowledge and risk. Disaster prevention and management, 8(2): 118-126

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