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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Curious Kids: how do bushfires start?

Fire Centre Director Prof. David Bowman answers a 7 year-old's question about how a bushfire starts.

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Investigating the effects of Indigenous-style burning on herbivores

ABC's Felicity Ogilvie highlights an innovative Fire Centre study in the midlands looking at the effect of fine-scale mosaic patch burning on herbivores.

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Photo: Ben French

2019 Tasmanian Fires: Impacts and Management Lessons

What are the impacts and management lessons to be learned from the recent 2019 Tasmanian bushfires?

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Seminar Series

Wednesday 22 May 2019 2pm

Dr. Anna Matala

Predicting fire spread and consequences: a complex interdisciplinary and multiscale problem

Physics Lecture Theatre 3
Physics Building
Sandy Bay Campus
University of Tasmania

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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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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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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