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

AirRater is now available to users in all states across Australia

AirRater is now available to users in all states across Australia

In the current bushfire and air quality crisis, AirRater has been made available to users in all states across Australia.…

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A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently

A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently

Written by Chloe Lucas, Christine Eriksen and David Bowman. Australia is in the midst of a bushfire crisis that will affect…

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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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Two public lectures

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Bushfire: What’s law got to do with it?

6-7:30 pm

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre,

Sandy Bay Campus

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Managing fire risk in Tasmania

7-9 pm

Princess Theatre, 57 Brisbane St,

Launceston

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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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Photo: Rummin Productions

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