Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dávid Karácsonyi, Andrew Taylor
    Pages 1-13 Open Access
  3. Dávid Karácsonyi, Kazumasa Hanaoka, Yelizaveta Skryzhevska
    Pages 15-48 Open Access
  4. Dean B. Carson, Doris A. Carson, Per Axelsson, Peter Sköld, Gabriella Sköld
    Pages 81-99 Open Access
  5. Kerstin K. Zander, Carmen Richerzhagen, Stephen T. Garnett
    Pages 153-167 Open Access
  6. Jessica L. Barnes
    Pages 169-187 Open Access
  7. Tetsuya Okada, Serhii Cholii, Dávid Karácsonyi, Michimasa Matsumoto
    Pages 211-232 Open Access
  8. Dávid Karácsonyi, Andrew Taylor
    Pages 251-268 Open Access

About this book


This open access book provides worldwide examples demonstrating the importance of the interplay between demography and disasters in regions and spatially. It marks an advance in practical and theoretical insights for understanding the role of demography in planning for and mitigating impacts from disasters in developed nations.

Both slow onset (like the of loss polar ice from climate change) and sudden disasters (such as cyclones and man-made disasters) have the capacity to fundamentally change the profiles of populations at local and regional levels. Impacts vary according to the type, rapidity and magnitude of the disaster, but also according to the pre-existing population profile and its relationships to the economy and society. In all cases, the key to understanding impacts and avoiding them in the future is to understand the relationships between disasters and population change.

In most chapters in this book we compare and contrast studies from at least two cases and summarize their practical and theoretical lessons.


Impact of disasters Demograhic change Regional effects of disasters Population dynamics Environmental change Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Dávid Karácsonyi
    • 1
  • Andrew Taylor
    • 2
  • Deanne Bird
    • 3
  1. 1.Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth SciencesHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Northern InstituteCharles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, AskjaUniversity of IcelandReykjavikIceland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-49919-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-49920-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site