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

Our land is burning, and western science does not have all the answers

Our land is burning, and western science does not have all the answers

Written by David Bowman and Ben French Last week’s catastrophic fires on Australia’s east coast – and warnings of more…

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Living with fire

Living with fire

We are re-publishing an article written by Prof. David Bowman from over 15 years ago with a message that is…

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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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Seminar lecture

Friday 22th November 2019 12pm

Héctor Alfaro Fernández and Jordi Vendrell Flotats

Forest fire challenges in the EU context

Lecture Theatre 1, Life Science Building

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