Research Background

My research focuses on characterization, prediction, and better response to a wide range of geospatial problems concerning resource managers. In the past, I have evaluated geomorphic change following tsunami, investigated the influence of earthquakes on landslide distributions and coastal cliff retreat, evaluated best practice for fault zone hazard planning, explored post wildfire ecological response, and conducted multi-hazard assesment for large infrastrucutre networks.

In my current role at WSL, I am leveraging spatial modeling to 1) identify drought effects on Swiss forests and 2) predict future risk under a changing climate. I am particularly interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration and I encourage you to reach out if you think our interests may align well.


Please see my LinkedIn page for a complete list of previous experience.

Recent positions:

2023 to Present: Postdoc in Spatial Modelling of Drought Effects on Forests at WSL

2022 to 2023: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2019 to 2022: PhD in Geology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2017 to 2019: Staff Geologist at Golder Associates (now WSP), United States


Please see this link for a complete publication list.

Select publications:

Singeisen, C., Massey, C., Wolter, A., Stahl, T., Kellett R., Bruce, Z., Bloom, C., Mason, D., 2024, Evolution of an earthquake-induced landslide complex in South Island, New Zealand: how fault damage zones and seismicity contribute to slope failures: Geosphere.

Bloom, C.K., Singeisen, C., Stahl, T., Howell, A., and Massey, C., 2023, Earthquake Contributions to Coastal Cliff Retreat: Earth Surface Dynamics.

Bloom, C.K., Singeisen, C., Stahl, T., Massey, C., Howell, A., and Mason D., 2023, Coastal earthquake induced landslide susceptibility during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, New Zealand: Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences.

Bloom, C.K., Howell, A., Stahl, T., Massey, C., and Singeisen, C., 2022, The influence of off-fault deformation zones on the near-fault distribution of coseismic landslides: Geology.

Singeisen, C., Massey, C., Wolter, A., Kellet, R., Bloom, C., Stahl, T., Gasston, C., and Jones, K., 2022, Mechanisms of rock slope failures triggered by the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake and implications for landslide susceptibility: Geomorphology.

Bloom, C., Stahl, T., and Howell, A., 2021, Distributed displacement on the Papatea fault from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake and implications for hazard planning: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics.

Bloom, C.K., MacInnes, B., Higman, B., Shugar, D.H., Venditti, J.G., Richmond, B., and Bilderback, E.L., 2020, Catastrophic landscape modification from a massive landslide tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska: Geomorphology.

Higman, B., et al., 2018, The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska: Scientific Reports.

Golombek, M., et al., 2017, Selection of the InSight landing site: Space Science Reviews.