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

Fire Centre – Fighting fire with research

Fire Centre – Fighting fire with research

On the video, Fire Centre director Prof. David Bowman and Lord Mayor of Hobart Anna Reynolds talking about bushfires and…

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Bushfire Catastrophe: What Now?

Bushfire Catastrophe: What Now?

This seminar was filmed in Sydney Opera House on Sunday 16th February 2020. Session 1 Relief & Response. Session 2 Future…

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PhD opportunity: Does fire control vegetation in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area?

PhD opportunity: Does fire control vegetation in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area?

The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD student for a project studying vegetation patterns in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Link to UTas advertisement. The Research Project This…

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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 Final Seminar

Friday 14 February 2020

How Do Wet Forests Burn? Fuels and Fire Danger in the World’s Tallest Flowering Forests

4-5 pm

Lecture Theatre 1 — Rm 106
Life Sciences Building
College Road, Sandy Bay Campus
University of Tasmania

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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 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