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 Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 – What does it mean for you?

The Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 – What does it mean for you?

The Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 - What does it mean for you? The State Government has released the Bushfire…

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The role and impact of fire in the Earth system across spatial and temporal scales

The role and impact of fire in the Earth system across spatial and temporal scales

This European Geosciences Union (EGU) Symposium session recorded on 6th May 2020 was selected as one of the Editors’ Picks…

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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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SciPub Nat Sci Week event

Thursday 20 August 2020

6-7:15 pm AEST

Beauty from the Ashes

A short film and panel discussion about fire-affected Tasmanian landscapes

Panel: Prof. David Bowman, Rowena Hamer, Megan Walch

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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