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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Native Fire: Native American Tribes Leading the way on Fire Management in the USA

In the USA, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and local tribes are leading the way with public education and prescribed fire.

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Call for Submissions to Special Issue of Fire: Bushfires in Tasmania

The open-access journal Fire has announced a special issue focusing on bushfire in Tasmania.

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PhD opportunity in Tasmanian fire refugia

The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD candidate on predicting fire refugia to help protect Tasmania’s palaeoendemic plants. This would be an exciting project for someone with an interest in field work, conservation management of vegetation and who has good numeric skills.

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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

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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