Melanie Gall is a hazards geographer studying the interaction between natural hazards and society. She utilizes geospatial analytics and disaster metrics to capture these interactions. Her expertise lies in risk metrics (e.g., disaster losses, indices, risk assessments), hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation planning as well as environmental modeling. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, M.S. from the University of Salzburg (Austria), and a B.S. from the University of Heidelberg (Germany).