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ESR05 Roxana Liliana Ciurean

   Name  Roxana Liliana Ciurean
 Nationality  Romanian
Address University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research, Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Vienna, Austria 
 Telephone      +43-1-4277-486 94; +43 699 193 62422
 Fax  +43-1-4277-9 531
 Host Organisation  UNIVIE
 Research topic Vulnerability and loss assessment of buildings to hydro-meteorological hazards: exploring uncertainties in data and models
   Work package WP2 Evaluating changes in exposed elements at risk and their vulnerability
   Research interests

Vulnerability assessment, quantitative risk analysis, uncertainty analysis, remote sensing and GIS, hydro-geomorphological processes

Publications and conference presentations


Aye, Z.C., Jaboyedoff, M., Derron, M-H., van Westen, C.J., Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R.L., Frigerio, S., Pasuto, A. (2016). An interactive web-GIS tool for risk analysis: a case study in the Fella River Basin, Italy. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 85-101, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-85-2016, 2016.

Chen L., van Westen C.J., Hussin H., Ciurean R.L., Turkington T., Chavarro-Rincon D., Shrestha D.P. (2015) Integrating expert opinion with modeling for quantitative multi-hazard risk assessment in the Eastern Italian Alps, Geomorphology, in press

Ciurean R. L., Schröter D. and Glade T. (2013) Conceptual Frameworks of Vulnerability Assessments for Natural Disasters Reduction, Approaches to Disaster Management - Examining the Implications of Hazards, Emergencies and Disasters, Prof. John Tiefenbacher (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1093-4, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/55538. Available from:

Ciurean R.L, Chen L., Hussin H., van Westen C., Glade T., Frigerio S., Pasuto A. (2014) Quantitative vulnerability assessment of buildings to debris-flows in Fella River Basin using run-out modeling and damage data from the 29th of August 2003 event, International Conference "Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards", 18-19 November 2014, Padova, Italy

Ciurean R.L., Hussin H., van Westen C.J., Jaboyedoff M., Nicolet P., Chen L., Frigerio S. and Glade T. (2016) Multi-scale debris flow vulnerability assessment and direct loss estimation of buildings in the Eastern Italian Alps (accepted, Natural Hazards)

Eidsvig U., McLean A., Vangelsten B. V., Kalsnes B., Ciurean R.L., Argyroudis S., Winter M., Mavrouli O. C., Fotopoulou S., Pitilakis K., Baills A., Malet J. P., Kaiser G. (2014) Assessment of socioeconomic vulnerability to landslides using an indicator-based approach: methodology and case studies, Bull. Eng. Geol. Environ., 73 (2), 307–324

Godfrey A., Ciurean R.L., van Westen C.J., Kingma N.C., Glade T. (2015) Assessing vulnerability of buildings to hydro-meteorological hazards using an expert based approach – An application in Nehoiu Valley, Romania, Interational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 13, pp 229 - 241

Hussin H.Y., Ciurean R., Frigerio S., Marcato G., Calligaris C., Reichenbach P., Van Westen C.J. and Glade T. (2014) Assessing the effect of mitigation measures on landslide hazard using 2D numerical runout modelling. In: Sassa K., Canuti P., Yin Y., (eds.). Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment: Springer International Publishing, pp 679-684

Jaedicke C., Van Den Eeckhaut M., Nadim F., Hervas J., Kalsnes B., Vangelsten B.V., Smith J.T., Tofani V., Ciurean R.L., Winter M.G., Sverdrup-Thygeson K., Syre E., Smebye H. (2014) Identification of landslide hazard and risk ‘hotspots’ in Europe, Bull. Eng. Geol. Environ., 73 (2), pp 325 – 339