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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Photo by Luke Tscharke/Climate Council

The Amazon rainforest fires

The Amazon rainforest fires

David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography at the University of Tasmania, explains the shocking reality behind the Amazon rainforest fires. [audio…

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Talking Point: Big dollars and restructure critical to managing fire risk

Talking Point: Big dollars and restructure critical to managing fire risk

DAVID BOWMAN: More funds are needed, for example to pay for a smartphone warning app A CRITICAL warning was buried…

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Fire Centre Research Hub Volunteer Program Placements

Fire Centre Research Hub Volunteer Program Placements

The Fire Centre Research Hub undertakes a wide range of field and laboratory research.  Frequently we have opportunities for motivated volunteers to join our research teams. We will generously cover…

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PhD Opportunity: Mapping fire impacts in Tasmanian giant Eucalyptus forests

PhD Opportunity: Mapping fire impacts in Tasmanian giant Eucalyptus forests

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 impacts of the 2019 Tasmanian…

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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

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 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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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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Photo: Rummin Productions