Reports and Publications

Journal Articles

Mitsova, D., Esnard, A.-M., Sapat, A., & Lai, B.S. 2018. Socioeconomic vulnerability and electric power restoration timelines in Florida: The case of Hurricane Irma. Natural Hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3413-x. Also available at https://par.nsf.gov/biblio/10066853

Mitsova, D. 2018. Integrative Interdisciplinary Frameworks for Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis, Risk Analysis, DOI: 10.1111/risa.13129. [Epub ahead of print].

Sapat, A. 2018. Lost in Translation? Crossing Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Disaster Research and Integrating Policy Praxis, Risk Analysis, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13198.

Mitsova, D. 2018. Supporting Natural Hazards Management with Geospatial Technologies, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Science (accepted).

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M, Lamadrid, A. Improving the Reliability of Critical Services: An Exploratory Framework of Infrastructure Interdependencies and Disruptions Due to Hurricane Damage. Journal of Infrastructure Systems (under review).

Mitsova, D., Escaleras, M., Esnard, A-M, Sapat, A., Lamadrid, A.J. The Effects of Infrastructure Service Disruptions and Socio-Economic Vulnerability on Hurricane Recovery. Sustainability (Special issue, under review).

Books and Book Chapters

Mitsova, D. and Esnard, A-M. GIS Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning, Routledge  (Dec 18, 2018).

Mitsova, D., C. Polsky, F. Bloetscher, J. Huntington. 2016. Climate Change and Extreme Events: How Health Disparities and Climate Governance Shape the Geography of Public Health Emergencies. In: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Governance (A. Sapat, ed.)

Conference papers and presentations

Bocchini, P., B. Davison, A-M Esnard, A. Lamadrid, D. Mitsova, A. Sapat, R. Sause, L. Snyder, W. Sun. 2018. Probabilistic Resilience Assessment of Interdependent Systems: the PRAISys Platform. Presentation and poster at the Resilience of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems: A CRISP/RIPS Grantees Workshop, December 5-6, 2018, Arlington, VA.

Sapat, A., A-M Esnard and D. Mitsova. Policy mandates and organizational compliance: Internal, External, and Spatial Determinants of the Adoption and Implementation of Emergency Power Plans by Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 4-7, 2019 (abstract accepted).

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M, Bocchini, P., Lamadrid, A., Davison, B., Snyder, L., Sun, W., Sause, R., McDaniel, R., & Cuadra, J. 2018. I-Cube (i3): The Interdependent Infrastructure Incident. A tabletop exercise held as a session (May 17, 8:30 am to 11:45 am) at the 32nd Governor’s Hurricane Conference, May 13-17, 2018, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mitsova, D. 2018. Integrative Interdisciplinary Approaches to Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis, presentation at the NSF Interdisciplinary Approaches Workshop, February 8-9, 2018, Boulder, CO.

Sapat, A. 2018. Lost in Translation? Crossing Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Disaster Research and Integrating Policy Praxis, presentation at the NSF Interdisciplinary Approaches Workshop, February 8-9, 2018, Boulder, CO.

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M, Lamadrid, A.J. 2018 Socioeconomic vulnerability and electric power restoration timelines in Florida: The case of Hurricane Irma, presented at the 43rd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop, July 9–12, 2018, Broomfield, Colorado.

Sapat, A., D. Mitsova, and A-M Esnard. 2018. Policy Innovation and Diffusion in Post-Disaster Housing, presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 5-9, 2018.

Esnard, Ann-Margaret, Alberto Lamadrid, Diana Mitsova, & Alka Sapat. 2017. Community Resiliency and Interdependent Systems Using a Survey of Experts, presented at the 64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November 8-11, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Mitsova, D., Lamadrid, A.J., Esnard, A-M, Sapat, A. Framework for Criticality Assessment of Infrastructure Interdependencies to Support Planning for Community Readiness and Resilience, presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, October 12-15, 2017, Denver, Colorado.

Mitsova, D. Spatial optimization and location-allocation models in ArcGIS. Webcast at the Seminar for professional engineers at Lehigh University, September 22, 2017.

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M, Lamadrid, A.J. 2017. Using Expert Judgment to Understand the Impacts of Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies on the Delivery of Vital Community Services, poster presentation, 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop, July 9–12, 2017, Broomfield, Colorado.

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M. 2016. Modeling and Path Diagrams for Understanding Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies and Cascading Effects from Disasters, paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Nov. 3-6, Portland, Oregon.

Mitsova, D. Spatial optimization and location-allocation models in ArcGIS. Webcast at the Infrastructure Resilience Seminar for Professional Engineers, Lehigh University, October 28, 2016, Bethlehem, PA.

Mitsova, D. 2016. Spatial Modeling of Critical Infrastructure interdependencies. FAU Dept. of Geosciences Colloquium Series, November 18, 2016, Boca Raton, Florida.

Bocchini, P., D. Mitsova, A. Sapat, A-M Esnard, D. Davison, L. Snyder, A. Lamadrid, R. Sause. 2015. Probabilistic Resilience Assessment of Interdependent Systems – PRAISYS, Poster presentation at the National Workshop on Resilience Research (NWRR) for Critical Infrastructure: Current Status and Challenges, National Science Foundation, October 22-23, 2015, Arlington, VA.

Related Projects

Mitsova, D., Bergh, C., Guannel, G., Lustic, C., Renda, M., Byrne, J., Graves, A., Cresswell, K., Alhawiti, R., Goldberg, A., & Reed, S. 2018. Spatial decision support for nature-based shoreline stabilization options in subtropical estuarine environments. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management,  https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1398637.

A study by Florida Atlantic University, ‘Suitability Analysis for Living Shorelines Development in Southeast Florida’s Estuarine Systems‘, funded by The Nature Conservancy, assessed the potential for nature-based shoreline projects in the estuaries and inland waterways of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. This study drew upon extensive research, expert opinion, and computer modeling to assess and map the shoreline for suitability of different types of coastal projects. Extensive spatial and technical data were produced and made available to the public.

The story map created by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with the Shoreline Resilience Working Group of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact provides an overview of the completed nature-based shoreline stabilization projects and presents the results of the suitability analysis to identify potential future locations where natural infrastructure can support shoreline resilience.