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MARI/CCPO Seminar Series

Dian Horn

Dr. Horn is a physical geographer who works in the areas of modeling and management of coastal environments. Her recent interests are focused on the physical and social process that affect flood risk and coastal hazards. Her current research is on flood insurance, development in coastal hazard zones, and its control in at-risk areas. Dr. Horn's seminar will provide a view of plans developed for London, which is a high-risk flood area. Dr. Horn's seminar is very relevant to many of the sea level rise activities ongoing at Old Dominion University.

Diane Horn received a BA from the College of William and Mary, a MSc from West Chester University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She is currently Reader in Coastal Geomorphology in the Department of Geography and Environment at Birkbeck College, University of London. One aspect of her research focuses on beach processes, particularly with reference to mixed sand and gravel beaches and the swash zone and beach groundwater. A second area of research focuses on adaptation to the impacts of sea level rise, particularly the role of flood insurance and planning policy in risk reduction.

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