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Walker Ashley

Walker Ashley

Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences

DH 219D
washley@niu.edu
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Environmental Focus

Dr. Ashley is an atmospheric scientist and physical geographer with interests in natural hazards and societal interactions, severe storms, and GIS applications in meteorology. His research focuses on the climatology of weather hazards, how human exposure and vulnerability factors contribute to weather-related disasters, the geographies of weather hazard mortality, the storm morphology of hazardous thunderstorm events, and weather impacts on transportation systems.

Current Student Research Opportunities

Students interested in human-environment interactions, land use change, or the impacts of severe storms on human/built environments are encouraged to contact Dr. Ashley.

Past Student Research Projects

  • The changing weather disaster landscape
  • Land use and local climate change
  • Mortality/morbidity associated with geophysical hazards
  • Climatology of severe storms

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