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David Keefer

Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Institute

David Keefer

Contact Information

Phone:
650 961-8148

Email/web:
davidkkeefer@gmail.com
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Address:
766 Gantry Way
Mountain View, CA  94040

Research interests

My research interests include landslides (especially those triggered by earthquakes), the history of the El Niño phenomenon, and geoarchaeology.  In collaboration with Prof. Daniel Sandweiss and other archaeologists, I am currently combining those interests in field research in Peru, which involves studying earthquake and El Niño effects preserved in both Holocene sediments and archaeological sites along the coast and in the Andes. In addition, I am analyzing a worldwide database of landslides triggered by earthquakes, compiled from a wide variety of post-earthquake field investigations undertaken during the last several decades.  

Publications

In Press

  • Keefer, D.K., Landslides generated by earthquakes: Immediate and long-term effects, in Treatise on Geomorphology: Amsterdam, Elsevier

Additional Publications

  • Wasowski, J., Lee, C.-T., and Keefer, D.K., Eds., 2011, The next generation of research on earthquake-induced landslides: Engineering Geology, vol. 122, 128 p.
  • Wasowski, J., Keefer, D.K., and Lee, C.-T., 2011, Toward the next generation of research on earthquake-induced landslides: Current issues and future challenges: Engineering Geology, vol. 122, p. 1-8.
  • Harp, E.L., Keefer, D.K., Sato, H.P., and Yagi, H., 2011, Landslide inventories: The essential part of seismic landslide hazard analyses, Engineering Geology, vol. 122, p. 9-21.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2009, Evaluation of CAMEL—Comprehensive areal model of earthquake-induced landslides: Engineering Geology, vol. 104, p. 1-15.
  • Sandweiss, D.H., Shady, R.S., Moseley, M.E., Keefer, D.K., and Ortloff, C.R., 2009, Environmental change and economic development in coastal Peru between 5,800 and 3,600 years ago: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, vol. 106, p. 1359-1363.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2009, Toward a comprehensive areal model of earthquake-induced landslides: American Society of Civil Engineers Natural Hazards Review, vol. 10, p. 19-28.
  • Contreras, C., and Keefer, D.K., 2009, Implications of the fluvial history of the Wacheqsa River for hydrologic engineering and water use at Chavín de Huantar, Peru: Geoarchaeology, vol. 24, p. 589-618.
  • Owen, L.A., Kamp, U., Khattak, G.A., Harp, E.L., Keefer, D.K., and Bauer, M., 2008, Landslides triggered by the 8 October 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Geomorphology, vol. 94, p. 1-9.
  • Moseley, M.E., Donnan, C.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2008, Convergent catastrophe and the demise of Dos Cabezas: environmental change and regime Change in Ancient Peru, in Bourget, S., and Jones, K.L., eds., The Art and Archaeology of the Moche: An Ancient Andean Society of the Peruvian North Coast: Austin, Texas, University of Texas Press, p. 80-91.
  • Moseley, M.E., and Keefer, D.K., 2008, Deadly deluges in the southern desert: modern and ancient El Niños in the Osmore region of Peru, in Sandweiss, D.H., and Quilter, J., eds., El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America: Washington, D.C., Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection/Harvard University Press, p. 129-144.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2007, Comprehensive Areal Model of Earthquake-Induced Landslides: technical specification and user guide: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1072, 69 p. /of/2007/1072/

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  • Keefer, D.K. and Larsen, M.C. 2007, Science Perspectives: Assessing landslide hazards: Science, v. 316, p. 1136-1138. [Invited Contribution].
  • Keefer, D.K., Landslides caused by recent earthquakes: anomalies and relations to general trends: North American Conference on Landslides, First, Vail, Colorado, June 3-8, 2007, Proceedings, p. 876-885.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2007, A Comprehensive Areal Model of Earthquake-Induced Landslides using Fuzzy Logic Systems: International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-29, 2007, Proceedings, 6 p.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2007, Landslide hazard modeled for the cities of Oakland, Piedmont, and Berkeley, northern California, from a M=7.1 scenario earthquake on the Hayward Fault Zone, in Pike, R.J., and Graymer, R.W., eds., Multiple landslide hazard scenarios modeled for the Oakland-Berkeley area, northern California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5196, p. 33-38.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wasowski, J., and Del Gaudio, V., eds., 2006, Special Issue of Engineering Geology, “Landslides Induced by Earthquake and Volcanic Activity,” Engineering Geology, v. 86, no. 2-3, p. 85-210.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wasowski, J., and Del Gaudio, V., 2006, Preface to Special Issue “Landslides Induced by Earthquake and Volcanic Activity,” Engineering Geology, v. 86, no. 2-3, p. 85-86.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wartman, J., Navarro, C.O., Rodriguez-Marek, M., and Wieczorek, G.F., 2006, Landslides caused by the M 7.6 Tecomán, Mexico earthquake of January 21, 2003: Engineering Geology, v. 86, no. 2-3, p. 183-197.
  • Jibson, R.W., Harp, E.L., Schulz, W., and Keefer, D.K., 2006, Large rock avalanches triggered by the M 7.9 Denali Fault, Alaska, earthquake of 3 November 2002: Engineering Geology, v. 83, p. 144-160.
  • deFrance, S.D., and Keefer, D.K., 2005, Quebrada Tacahuay, Southern Peru: A Late Pleistocene site preserved by a debris flow: Journal of Field Archaeology, v. 30, no. 4, p. 385-399.
  • Williams, P. R., Keefer, D.K., Nash, D. J., Sims, K.Y., Dayton, C. and, Moseley, M.E., 2005, Envisioning the invisible: reconstructing the taphonomy of ancient Andean agricultural landscapes through GIS slope stability models, in Fortre, M., ed., The Reconstruction of Archaeological Landscapes through Digital Technologies II: Oxford, BAR International Series 1379, p. 53-59.
  • Wartman, J., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Macari, E.J., Deaton, S., Ramírez-Reynaga,M., Navarro, C.O., Callen, S., Keefer, D.K., Repetto, P., and Ovando-Shelley, E., 2005, Geotechnical aspects of the January 2003 Tecomán, Mexico, earthquake: Earthquake Spectra, v. 21, no. 2, p. 493-538.
  • Jibson, R.W., Harp, E.L., Schulz, W., and Keefer, D.K., 2004, Landslides triggered by the 2002 Denali Fault, Alaska, earthquake and the inferred nature of the strong shaking: Earthquake Spectra, v. 20, no. 3, p. 669-691.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Moseley, M.E., 2004, Southern Peru desert shattered by the great 2001 earthquake: implications for paleoseismic and paleo-El Niño-Southern Oscillation records: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, v. 101, p. 10878-10883.
  • Wartman, J., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Keefer, D.K., Deaton, S., Repetto, R., Macari, E.J., Navarro Ochoa, C., Tejeda Jacome, J.d.l.C., Silva Echtea, C.E., and Téllez Alatorre, J.A., 2003, Preliminary reconnaissance report on the geotechnical engineering aspects of the January 21, 2003 Colima, Mexico earthquake: Report of the National Science Foundation-Sponsored Geotechnical Reconnaissance Team: /gees/.

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  • Wartman, J., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Repetto, R., Keefer, D.K., Rondine, E., Zegarra-Pellane, J., and Baures, D., 2003, Ground failure, in Rodriguez-Marek, A., and Curtis, E.,, eds. Southern Peru Earthquake of June 23, 2001 Reconnaissance Report: Earthquake Spectra, v. 19, Supplement A, p. 35-56
  • Keefer, D.K., Moseley, M.E., and deFrance, S.D., 2003, A 38,000 year record of floods and debris flows in the Ilo region of southern Peru and its relation to El Niño events and great earthquakes: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 194, p. 41-77.
  • Ashford, S., Kawamata, Y., Kayen, R., Keefer, D.K., Shou, K., and Arimura, T., 2003, Preliminary observations on the Tokachi-Oki, Japan, earthquake of September 26, 2003: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Earthquake Report, 4 p.
  • Wartman, J., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Keefer, D.K., Deaton, S., Repetto, R., and Macari, E.J., 2003, Geotechnical engineering aspects of the January 21, 2003 Colima, Mexico earthquake (Mw = 7.6): Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, 5th, Proceedings, Paper no. A 3.55, 6 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 2002, Investigating landslides caused by earthquakes—a historical review: Surveys in Geophysics, v. 23, no. 6, p. 473-510.
  • Wasowski, J., Del Gaudio, V., and Keefer, D.K., eds., 2002, Surveys in Geophysics, Special Issue on Assessment and Mitigation of Collateral Seismic Hazards, v. 23, no. 6, 471-625.
  • Graymer, R., Keefer, D.K., Pike, R., Schmidt, K., McCrink, T., Smith, T., Spittler, T., and Wills, C., 2002, Report of the joint landslide working group on digital landslide mapping in the San Francisco Bay Region: California Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey Joint Administrative Report to Management. 37 p.
  • Holzer, T.L. Wentworth, C.M., Bakun, W.H., Boatwright, J., Brocher, T.E., Çelebi, M., Ellsworth, W.L., Fletcher, J.P.B., Geist, E.L., Graymer, R.W., Kayen, R.E, Keefer, D.K., Oppenheimer, D.H., Savage, W.U., Schwartz, D.P., and Simpson, R.W., 2002, Comments on Potential Geologic and Seismic Hazards Affecting Mare Island, Solano County, California: USGS Open-File Report 02-425, 23 p., /open-file/of02-425/.

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  • Keefer, D.K., Harp, E. L., and Griggs, G. B., 2002, Identifying a large landslide with small displacements in a zone of coseismic tectonic deformation: The Villa Del Monte landslide triggered by the 1989 Loma Prieta, California earthquake, in Evans, S. G., and DeGraff, J. V., eds., Catastrophic Landslides; Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. XV, p. 117-134.
  • Eberhart-Phillips, D., Haessler, P.J., Freymueller, J.T., Frankel, A.D., Rubin, C.M., Craw, P., Ratchkovski, N.A., Anderson, G., Crone, A.J., Dawson, T.E., Fletcher, H., Hansen, R., Harp, E.L., Harris, R.A., Hill, D.P., Hreinsdóttir, S., Jibson, R.W., Jones, L.M., Keefer, D.K., Larsen, C.F., Moran, S.C., Personius, S.F., Plafker, G., Sherrod, B., Sieh, K., and Wallace, W.K., 2003, The 2002 Denali Fault earthquake, Alaska: a large magnitude, slip-partitioned event: Science, v. 300, p. 1113-1118.
  • Harp, E.L., Jibson, R.W., Kayen, R.E., Keefer, D.K., Sherrod, B.S., Carver, G.A., Collins, B.D., Moss, R.E.S., and Sitar, N., 2003, Landslides and liquefaction triggered by the M 7.9 Denali Fault earthquake of 3 November 2002: GSA Today, v. 13, no. 8, p. 4-10.
  • Keefer, D.K., 2001, Landslides, in Learning from Earthquakes—Preliminary Observations on the Southern Peru Earthquake of June 23, 2001: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Report, p. 4-5.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2001, Seismic landslide hazard for the cities of Oakland and Piedmont, California: US Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2379; /mf/2001/2379/

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  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2001, Seismic landslide hazard for the city of Berkeley, California: US Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2379; /mf/2001/2378/

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  • Huang, C-C., Lee, Y-H., Liu, H-P., Keefer, D.K., and Jibson, R.W., 2001, Effects of surface-normal ground acceleration on the initiation of the Jih-Feng-Erh-Shan landslide during the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake: Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 91, no. 5, p. 953-958.
  • Satterlee, D.R., Moseley, M.E., Keefer, D.K., and Tapia Arana, J.E., 2001, The Miraflores El Niño disaster; convergent catastrophes and prehistoric agrarian change in southern Peru: Andean Past, v. 6, p. 95-117.
  • deFrance, S.D., Keefer, D.K., Umire, A.A., and Richardson, J.B., 2001, Late Paleo-Indian coastal foragers: specialized extractive behavior at Quebrada Tacahuay, Peru: Latin American Antiquity, v. 12, no. 4, p. 413-426.
  • Tilling, R.I., Dewey, J.W., Keefer, D.K., and Smith, J.G., 2001, Report of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission to Peru, July-August 2001: USGS Administrative Report to US Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, 20 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 2000, Statistical analysis of an earthquake-induced landslide distribution—the 1989 Loma Prieta, California event: Engineering Geology, v. 58, p. 231-249.
  • Wasowski, J., Keefer, D.K., and Jibson, R.J., eds., 2000, Special Issue: Landslides in Seismically Active Regions: Engineering Geology, v. 58, nos. 3-4, p. 231-404.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K., 2000, Evaluation of seismic slope-performance models using a regional case study: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 6, no. 1, p. 25-39.
  • Miles, S B., Keefer, D.K., and Nyerges, T. 2000, Case study of GIS-based environmental model validation using earthquake-induced landslide hazard, in Huevelink, G., (ed)., Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Press, p. 405-416.
  • Black, G. L., Wang, Z., Wiley, T. J., Wang, Y., and Keefer, D.K., 2000, Relative earthquake hazard map of the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area, Lane County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Interpretive Map Series IMS-14, 16 pp. + 1 plate (4 maps-1:48,000 and 1:150,000, Descriptive and interpretive text).
  • Hofmeister, J., Wang, Y., and Keefer, D.K., 2000, Earthquake-induced slope instability: methodology of relative hazard mapping, western portion of the Salem Hills, Marion County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Special Paper 30, 73 p.
  • Hofmeister, R.J., Wang, Y., and Keefer, D.K., 2000, Earthquake-induced slope instability: relative hazard map western portion of the Salem Hills, Marion County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Interpretive Map Series IMS-17, scale 1:24,000 (1 sheet with descriptive text).
  • Liu, H.P., Keefer, D.K., Ponti, D. W., and Jibson, R.W., 2000, Trip report of a USGS team visiting sites along the fault break of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake and in the Central Range: US Geological Survey Administrative Report to US Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, 51 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1999, Earthquake-induced landslides and their effects on alluvial fans: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 69, no. 1, p. 84-104.
  • Sandweiss, D.H., Keefer, D.K., and Richardson, J.B. III, 1999, First Americans and the Sea: Discovering Archaeology, v. 1, no. 1, p. 59-65.
  • Miles, S.B., and Keefer, D.K, 1999, Comparison of permanent displacement models for spatial seismic landslide hazard analysis: case study of the Oakland East quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 99-137, 38p.
  • Miles, S.B., Keefer, D.K., and Ho, C.L., 1999, Seismic slope-performance analysis: from hazard map to decision support system, in Elliott, W.M., and McDonough, P., eds., Optimizing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability: American Society of Civil Engineers Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph No. 16, p. 71-80.
  • Wang, Z., Wang, Y., and Keefer, D.K., 1999, Earthquake-induced rock fall and slide hazard along US Highway 97 and Oregon Highway 140 near Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Elliott, W.M., and McDonough, P., eds., Optimizing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability: American Society of Civil Engineers Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph No. 16, p. 61-70.
  • Keefer, D.K., deFrance, S. D., Moseley, M. E., Richardson, J. B. III, Satterlee, D. R., and Day-Lewis, A., 1998, Early maritime economy and El Niño events at Quebrada Tacahuay, Peru: Science, v. 281, no. 5384, pp. 1833-1835.
  • Keefer, D.K., ed., 1998, The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989—landslides: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551-C, 185 p. + 5 plates.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1998, Synopsis, in Keefer, D.K., ed., The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989—landslides: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551-C, p. C1-C5.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Manson, M. W., 1998, Regional distribution and characteristics of landslides generated by the earthquake, in Keefer, D.K., ed., The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989—landslides: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551-C, p. C7-C32 + 2 plates.
  • Keefer, D.K., Griggs, G. B., and Harp, E. L., 1998, Large landslides near the San Andreas fault in the Summit Ridge area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, in Keefer, D.K., ed., The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989—landslides: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551-C, p. C71-C128 + 1 plate.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Wang, Y., 1998, A method for predicting slope stability for earthquake hazard maps: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, U. S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 6th, Seattle, Proceedings, 15 pp.
  • Wang, Y., Keefer, D.K., and Wang, Z., 1998, Seismic hazard mapping in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon: Oregon Geology, v. 60, no. 2, p. 31-41, reprinted in U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Disaster Prevention for Lifeline Systems, 7th, Seattle, Proceedings, p. 285-302.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1997, The regional setting: environmental geology and geography, in Hostetter, E. and Howe, T. N., eds., The Romano-British villa at Castle Copse, Great Bedwyn [England]: Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press, p. 1-19.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1997, Topography, geology, and hydrology of the villa, in Hostetter, E. and Howe, T. N., eds., The Romano-British villa at Castle Copse, Great Bedwyn [England]: Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press, p. 69-73.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Wang, Y., 1997, A method for predicting slope instability for earthquake hazard maps: preliminary report, in Wang, Y., and Neuendorf, K. K. E., eds., Earthquakes—converging at Cascadia: Association of Engineering Geologists Special Publication 10 and Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Special Paper 28, p. 39-52.
  • Asociación Contisuyo, 1997, Memoria de las Culturas del Sur: Moquegua, Perú, Museo Contisuyo, 113 p. (One of many listed contributors).
  • Keefer, D.K., and Ho, C. L., eds., 1995, Landslides under static and dynamic conditions—analysis, monitoring, and mitigation: New York, American Society of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Special Publication No. 52, 128 p.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1994, Analysis of the origin of landslides in the New Madrid seismic zone, in Shedlock K. M., and Johnston, A. C., eds., Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1538, p. D1-D23.
  • Jibson, R. W., Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., and Wilson, R. C., 1994, Landslides triggered by the 17 January 1994 Northridge, California earthquake: Landslide News, no. 8, p. 7-10.
  • Youd, T. L., and Keefer, D.K., 1994, Liquefaction during the 1977 San Juan Province, Argentina earthquake (Ms = 7.4): Engineering Geology, v. 37, p. 211-233.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1994, The importance of earthquake-induced landslides to long-term slope erosion and slope-failure hazards in seismically active regions: Geomorphology, v. 10, p. 265-284.
  • Jibson, R. W., Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., and Wilson, R. C., 1994, Landslides triggered by the [17 January 1994 Northridge, California] earthquake: Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v. 25, no. 1, p. 31-41.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1993, The susceptibility of rock slopes to earthquake-induced failure (Technical Note): Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 30, no. 3, p. 353-361.
  • Wiley, T. J., Sherrod, D. R., Keefer, D.K., Qamar, A., Schuster, R. L., Dewey, J. W., Mabey, M. A., Black, G. L., and Wells, R. E., 1993, Klamath Falls earthquakes, September 20, 1993: Oregon Geology, v. 55, no. 6, p. 127-134.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1993, Analysis of the seismic origin of landslides: examples from the New Madrid seismic zone: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 105, no. 4, p. 521-536.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Schuster, R. L., 1993, Landslides caused by the Klamath Falls, Oregon, earthquakes of September 20, 1993: Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v. 24, no. 3, p. 140-146.
  • Manson, M. W., Keefer, D.K., and McKittrick, M. A., eds., 1992, Landslides and other geologic features in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, resulting from the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989: State of California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 91-05, 45 p. + 16 plates.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1992, Analysis of the seismic origin of a landslide in the New Madrid seismic zone: Seismological Research Letters, v. 63, no. 3, p. 427-437.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1992, Analyzing the origin of landslides in the New Madrid seismic zone: Association of Engineering Geologists Annual Meeting, 35th, Long Beach, California, Proceedings, p. 521-528.
  • Prentice, C. S., Keefer, D.K., and Sims, J. D., 1992, Surface effects of the [1992 Cape Mendocino, Calif.] earthquakes: Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v. 23, no. 3, p. 127-134.
  • Keefer, D.K., ed., 1991, Geologic hazards in the Summit Ridge area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, California, evaluated in response to the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake: report of the Technical Advisory Group: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-618, 427 p. + 13 plates.
  • Harp, E. L., Schmidt, K., Wilson, R. C., Keefer, D.K., and Jibson, R. W., 1991, Effects of landslides and coseismic fractures triggered by the 17 October 1989 Loma Prieta, California, earthquake: Landslide News, no. 5, p. 18-22.
  • Harp, E. L., and Keefer, D.K., 1990, Landslides triggered by the earthquake, in Rymer, M. J., and Ellsworth, W. L., eds., The Coalinga, California, earthquake sequence of May 2, 1983: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1487, p. 335-348 + 1 plate.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Staff, 1990, The Loma Prieta, California earthquake: an anticipated event: Science, v. 247, no. 4940, p. 286-293. (Wrote section on landslides—one of many listed authors).
  • Wieczorek, G. F., Wilson, R. C., Mark, R. K., Keefer, D.K., Harp, E. L., Ellen, S. D., Brown, W. M. III, and Rice, P., 1990, Landslide Warning System in the San Francisco Bay Region, California: Landslide News, no. 4, p. 5-8.
  • Spittler, T. E., Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., Wilson, R. C., and Sydnor, R. H., 1990, Landslide features and other coseismic fissures triggered by the Loma Prieta earthquake, central Santa Cruz Mountains, California, in McNutt, S. R., and Sydnor, R. H., eds., The Loma Prieta (Santa Cruz Mountains), California, earthquake of 17 October 1989: State of California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 104, p. 59-66.
  • Spittler, T. E., and Harp. E. L., eds., 1990, Preliminary map of landslide features and coseismic fissures in the Summit Road area of the Santa Cruz Mountains triggered by the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-688, 56 p. + 3 plates. (One of many listed contributors).
  • Harp, E. L., and Keefer, D.K., 1989, Earthquake-induced landslides, Mammoth Lakes area, California, in Brown, W. M. III, ed., Landslides in central California: Field Trip Guidebook T381 for the 28th International Geological Congress: Washington, D. C., American Geophysical Union, p. 48-53.
  • Plafker, G., Galloway, J. P., eds., and U.S. Geological Survey Staff, 1989, Lessons learned from the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1045, 48 p. (Wrote section on landslides—one of many listed authors.)
  • Keefer, D.K., and Lopez, E. P., 1989, Selected bibliography of reports by Geomechanics Group (Menlo Park) members on landslides and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, 29 p.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1989, Statistical analysis of factors affecting landslide distribution in the New Madrid seismic zone, Tennessee and Kentucky: Engineering Geology, v. 27, p. 509-542, reprinted in Johnson, A. M., Burnham, C. W., Allen, C. R., and Muehlberger, W., eds., 1990, Richard H. Jahns Memorial Volume: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 509-542.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wilson, R. C., Bennett, M. J., and Harp, E. L., 1989, Workshop on earthquake-induced landslides, in Brown, W. M. III, ed., Landslides in central California: Field Trip Guidebook T381 for the 28th International Geological Congress: Washington, D. C., American Geophysical Union, p. 22-26.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Wilson, R. C., 1989, Predicting earthquake-induced landslides, with emphasis on arid and semi-arid environments, in Sadler, P. M., and Morton, D. M., eds., Landslides in a semi-arid environment with emphasis on the Inland Valleys of Southern California: Riverside, California, Inland Geological Society of Southern California Publications, v. 2, part 1, p. 118-149.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1988, Landslides triggered by earthquakes in the central Mississippi Valley, Tennessee and Kentucky, in Russ, D. P., and Crone, A. J., eds., The New Madrid, Missouri, earthquake region—geological, seismological, and geotechnical studies: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1336, p. C1-C24 + 1 plate.
  • Wieczorek, G. F., and Keefer, D.K., 1987, Earthquake triggered landslide at La Honda, California, in Hoose, S. N., ed., The Morgan Hill, California earthquake of April 24, 1984, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1639, p. 73-79.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wilson, R. C., Mark, R. K., Brabb, E. E., Brown, W. M. III, Ellen, S. D., Harp, E. L., Wieczorek, G. F., Alger, C. S., and Zatkin, R. S., 1987, Real-time landslide warning during heavy rainfall: Science, v. 238, no. 4829, p. 921-925.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1987, Landslides as indicators of prehistoric earthquakes, in Crone, A. J., and Omdahl, E. M., eds., Directions in paleoseismology—Proceedings of Conference XXXIX, April 22-25, 1987, Albuquerque, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-673, p. 178-180.
  • Harp, E. L., Wilson, R. C., Keefer, D.K., and Wieczorek, G. F., 1986, Seismically induced landslides: current research by the U.S. Geological Survey: International Symposium on Engineering Geology in Seismic Areas, 1st, Bari, Italy, 1986, Proceedings Part II: University of Bari, Geologia Applicata e Idrogeologia, v. 21, p. 159-173.
  • Wilson, R. C., and Keefer, D.K., 1986, Improving predictions of earthquake-induced landslides, in Brown, W. M. III, Kockelman, W. J., and Ziony, J. I., eds., Workshops on future directions in evaluating earthquake hazards of southern California—Proceedings of Conference XXXII, November 12-13, 1985, Los Angeles, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-401, pp. 298-300.
  • Wilson, R. C., and Keefer, D.K., 1985, Predicting areal limits of earthquake-induced landsliding, in Ziony, J. I., ed., Earthquake hazards in the Los Angeles region—an earth-science perspective: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1360, p. 317-345.
  • Harp, E. L., and Keefer, D.K., 1985, Landsliding, section in Predicted geologic and seismologic effects of a postulated magnitude 6.5 earthquake along the northern part of the Newport-Inglewood zone, chapter in Ziony, J. I., ed., Earthquake hazards in the Los Angeles region—an earth-science perspective: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1360, p. 436-442.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wilson, R. C., Harp, E. L., and Lips, E. W., 1985, The Borah Peak, Idaho earthquake of October 28, 1983—landslides: Earthquake Spectra, v. 2, no. 1, p. 91-125.
  • Youd, T. L., Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., and Wilson, R. C., 1985, The Borah Peak, Idaho earthquake of October 28, 1983—liquefaction: Earthquake Spectra, v. 2, no. 1, p. 71-89.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1985, 1985 field report on the geology of the Castle Copse archaeological site, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England: Indiana University Excavations, Castle Copse Field Report, 6 p. + 2 plates.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1985, Review of An outline of soil and rock mechanics, by Pierre Habib, 1982 (Cambridge University Press, 149 p.): Engineering Geology, v. 22, p. 207-208.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1985, Reply to discussion of Landslides caused by earthquakes, by D.K. Keefer, 1984 (in Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 95, no. 4, p. 406-421): Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 96, no. 6, p. 1093-1094.
  • Wilson, R. C., Wieczorek, G. F., Keefer, D.K., Harp, E. L., and Tannaci, N. E., 1985, Map showing ground failures from the Greenville/Mount Diablo earthquake sequence of January 1980, northern California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1711, scale 1:62,500, descriptive and interpretive text.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1984, Landslides caused by earthquakes: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 95, no. 4, p. 406-421.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1984, Rock avalanches caused by earthquakes: source characteristics: Science, v. 223, no. 4642, p. 1288-1290.
  • Harp, E. L., Tanaka, K., Sarmiento, J., and Keefer, D.K., 1984, Landslides from the May 25-27, 1980, Mammoth Lakes, California, earthquake sequence: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1612, scale 1:62,500, descriptive and interpretive text.
  • Jibson, R. W., and Keefer, D.K., 1984, Earthquake-induced landslide potential for the central Mississippi Valley, Tennessee and Kentucky, in Gori, P. L., and Hays, W. W., eds., Proceedings of the Symposium on the New Madrid Seismic Zone: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-770, p. 353-390 + 1 plate.
  • Bailey, R. A., Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., Bennett, M. J., Miller, C. D., Wood, S. H., and Stine, S., 1984, Mono Craters, Long Valley caldera: seismicity, volcanism, and engineering geology (field trip 11) roadlog, in Lintz, Joseph, Jr., ed., Western geological excursions, v. 2; Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, November 5-8, 1984: Reno, Nev., Mackay School of Mines, Department of Geological Sciences, p. 36-56.
  • Diment, W. H., Borcherdt, R. D., Coleman, R. G., Keefer, D.K., Thenhaus, P. C., Youd, T. L., and Ziony, J. I., 1984, Assessment of earthquake, volcano, and ground failure hazards in western Saudi Arabia: Elements of a five-year plan: U.S. Geological Survey Mission, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 25 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1984, Landslides caused by earthquakes (course notes) in Kitzmiller, C., ed., Proceedings of the Geologic and Hydrologic Hazards Training Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-760, p. 378-397.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Johnson, A. M., 1983, Earth flows: morphology, mobilization, and movement: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1264, 56 p. + 3 plates.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1983, Landslides, soil liquefaction, and related ground failures in Puget Sound earthquakes, in Yount, J. C., and Crosson, R. S., eds., Earthquake hazards of the Puget Sound region, Washington—Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Proceedings of Workshop XIV, October 13-15, 1980, Lake Wilderness, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-19, p. 280-299.
  • Keefer, D.K., Harp, E. L., and Wilson, R. C., Landslides and related ground failures, in Borcherdt, R. D. (compiler), The Coalinga, California earthquake sequence commencing May 2, 1983 (preliminary report on field investigations and data collected as of May 12, 1983): U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 83-0511, p. 12-19, reprinted in Scholl, R. E. and Stratta, J. L., eds., The Coalinga, California earthquake of May 2, 1983: a reconnaissance report: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Report 84-03, p. 99-105.
  • Wilson, R. C., and Keefer, D.K., 1983, Dynamic analysis of a slope failure from the August 6, 1979, Coyote Lake, California, earthquake: Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 73, no. 3, p. 863-877.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1983, Field report on the geology of the Castle Copse archaeological site, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England: Indiana University Excavations, Castle Copse Field Report, 11 p. + 2 plates.
  • U.S. Geological Survey, 1982, Goals and tasks of the landslide part of a ground-failure hazards reduction program: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 880, 49 p. (One of many listed authors).
  • U.S. Geological Survey Staff, 1982, Seismic zonation of the Los Angeles region: a progress report: International Earthquake Microzonation Conference, 3rd, Seattle, Proceedings, v. 1, p. 157-172. (One of many listed authors).
  • Keefer, D.K., and Tannaci, N. E., 1981, Bibliography on landslides, soil liquefaction, and related ground failures in selected historic earthquakes: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-572, 38 p.
  • Lajoie, K. R., and Keefer, D.K., 1981, Investigations of the 8 November 1980 earthquake in Humboldt County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-397, 32 p., reprinted in Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Newsletter, v. 15, no. 6, p. 75-90.
  • Youd, T. L., and Keefer, D.K., 1981, Earthquake-induced ground failures, in Hays, W. W., ed., Facing geologic and hydrologic hazards: earth-science considerations: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1240-B, p. 23-31.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1981, U.S. Geological Survey interim emergency response plan for landslide hazards in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, 22 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wilson, R. C., and Tannaci, N. E., 1980, Reconnaissance report on ground failures and ground cracks resulting from the Coyote Lake, California, earthquake of August 6, 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-139, 14 p.
  • Harp, E. L., Keefer, D.K., and Wilson, R. C., 1980, A comparison of artificial and natural slope failures—the Santa Barbara earthquake of August 13, 1978: California Geology, v. 33, no. 5, p. 102-105.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1979, Review of Rockslides and avalanches, 1, natural phenomena, B. Voight, ed., (Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1978, 834 p.): American Journal of Science, v. 279, no. 5, p. 604-606.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1979, Review of Dynamical methods in soil and rock mechanics, B. Prange, G. Gudehus, and G. Borm, eds., Proceedings of NATO Advanced Study Institute and International Symposium, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 5-16, 1977, (Rotterdam, A. A. Balkema, 1978, 3 v., 1074 p.): Geology, v. 7, no. 10, p. 474.
  • Keefer, D.K., Wieczorek, G. F., Harp, E. L., and Tuel, D. H., 1978, Preliminary assessment of seismically induced landslide susceptibility: International Conference on Microzonation, 2d, San Francisco, Proceedings, v. 1, p. 279-290, reprinted in Brabb, E. E. ed., 1979, Progress on seismic zonation in the San Francisco Bay region: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 807, p. 49-60.
  • Harp, E. L., Wilson, R. C., Wieczorek, G. F., and Keefer, D.K., 1978, Landslides from the February 4, 1976, Guatemala earthquake—implications for seismic hazard reduction in the Guatemala City area: International Conference on Microzonation, 2d, San Francisco, Proceedings, v. 1, p. 353-366.
  • Keefer, D.K., and Johnson, A. M., 1978, Mobilization and movement mechanics of earthflows, in Sierakowski, R. L., ed., Recent advances in engineering science: Society of Engineering Science, Annual Meeting, 15th, Gainesville, Florida, 1978, Proceedings: Gainesville, Florida, Division of Continuing Education, p. 223-226.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1978, Liquefaction and damage to dikes, in Yanev, P. I., ed., The Miyagi-ken-oki, Japan earthquake, June 12, 1978: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Reconnaissance Report, p. 29-44, reprinted in Ellingwood, B. R., ed., 1980, An investigation of the Miyagi-ken-oki, Japan, earthquake of June 12, 1978: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, NBS Publication 592, p. 195-208.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1977, Earthflow: Stanford University Ph.D. dissertation, 317 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1976, Earthflows in the Coast Ranges of central California—preliminary report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-734, 58 p. + 1 plate.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1974, Geological exploration for tunneling: University of Illinois Civil Engineering Department Technical Report, 186 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1973, Overcoring tests, Bath County exploratory adit: Harza Engineering Company Report for Virginia Electric and Power Company, 18 p.
  • Keefer, D.K., 1971, Gully formation at Gravantz-Beffa Hill, San Mateo County, California: Stanford University Department of Geology Research Report, 104 p.
  • Knight, S. H., and Keefer, D.K., 1966, Preliminary report on the Precambrian stromatolites of the Nash Formation, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming: Wyoming University Contributions to Geology, v. 5, no. 1, p. 1-11.

Education

B.S. and M.S. Geology Stanford University, 1971; M.S. Civil Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, 1973; PhD Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University 1977

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