Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Research (ISEEER)


The mission of ISEEER is to connect the many researchers doing extreme events research both as part of National Science Foundation supported EER’s and outside of those networks. Just as our SSEER network identifies and connects social scientists, ISEEER will also serve as a platform for connecting researchers who engage in interdisciplinary hazards and disaster research. This will include linking those who are interested in joining interdisciplinary teams, as well as highlighting the work of those research teams already engaged in interdisciplinary work.

In addition to building a network of interdisciplinary researchers, ISEEER is also dedicated to providing cutting edge resources grounded in the science of team science. We will use this page to post materials on methods and approaches for effectively engaging in interdisciplinary work.

Lori Peek is the founder and principal investigator of ISEEER and director of the Natural Hazards Center and CONVERGE at the University of Colorado Boulder. If you have questions or would like to learn more about getting involved with ISEEER, you can contact her directly at


Interdisciplinary Theory, Methods, and Approaches for Hazards and Disaster Research

A Special Issue of the Journal Risk Analysis
Volume 41, Number 7, July 2021 – Edited by Seth Guikema and Lori Peek.

This special issue of Risk Analysis includes an introduction and 25 original perspectives papers meant to highlight new trends and applications in the field. The papers were written following two National Science Foundation supported workshops that were organized in response to the growing interest in interdisciplinary hazards and disaster research, the increasing number of interdisciplinary funding opportunities and collaborations in the field, and the need for more rigorous guidance for interdisciplinary researchers and research teams. The special collection is organized around the cross-cutting themes of theory, methods, approaches, interdisciplinary research projects, and applications to advance interdisciplinarity in hazards and disaster research.

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