The 2019 Tasmanian Fires: what has burned and where?

Fire Centre researcher Dr. Sam Wood provides an overview of the vegetation burned so far.

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Nature: Diversity helps fight wildfires

Fire Centre Director Prof. David Bowman and Dr. Cathelijne Stoof from Wageningen University in the Nederlands Discuss the importance of diversity in the control and prevention of wildfires.

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Curious Climate: How will climate change affect bushfires?

Fire experts discuss living in a bushfire-prone Tasmania in the context of Climate Change.

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Our researchers

Researcher Spotlight: Ben French

PhD student Ben French is exploring the relationship between fire and herbivory to improve burning practices for ecological restoration.

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Opportunities

PhD Opportunity: Mapping fire impacts in Tasmanian giant Eucalyptus forests using state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques

The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD student to study the uncertainty in the ecological and broader impacts of fires on tall wet eucalypt forests. To understand the impact of these fires on forest trees and carbon emissions we will use a combination of remote sensing and field survey to assess the impacts of fires.

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PhD Opportunity: Hobart City Bushfire Risk

The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD student to engage in a multi-disciplinary project identifying vulnerable populations in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) around the Tasmanian capital of Hobart.

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PhD Opportunity: Tasmanian fire refugia

The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD candidate on predicting fire refugia to help protect Tasmania’s palaeoendemic plants.

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Special Public Seminar (Western Australia)

Wednesday 31 July 2019 6pm

Prof. David Bowman

Pyrogeography and Fire Management

Fox Lecture Theatre
Arts Building
University of Western Australia
Crawley, WA

Our research

Fire Centre Director Prof. David Bowman warns of more extreme fires in Australia

New research indicates Australia should prepare for more extreme fires.

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Who we are

The Fire Centre is a group of transdisciplinary fire researchers, managers and planners. We bring together people working with fire from across Tasmania in order to collaborate and address important fire-related questions in science, community and culture.

By creating a collaborative environment we aim to enhance fire management outcomes and provide links between fire researchers and stakeholders on a local, national and global level.

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