Geography, Earth Science and Environment
University of the South Pacific
Eberhard Weber is interested in the geography of development, urban planning and housing, conflicts over natural resources and environmental security. He also has interests in sustainable development, tourism in developing countries, and migration and population. He is currently investigating environmentally-induced migration. He is also employing vulnerability mapping as a tool in the management of natural hazards. Research on this topic has been completed in Gau Island and is continuing in Nadi. Dr Weber is one of the few social scientists globally who has studied the social impact of a number of tsunamis. He conducted research in Tamil Nadu, India after the 2004 tsunami, in Samoa after the 2009 tsunami and in the Solomon Islands after the 2007 tsunami in the Western Province.
Geography of development, Urban planning and housing, Conflicts over natural resources and environmental security