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 Amazon rainforest fires

The Amazon rainforest fires

David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography at the University of Tasmania, explains the shocking reality behind the Amazon rainforest fires. [audio…

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Talking Point: Big dollars and restructure critical to managing fire risk

Talking Point: Big dollars and restructure critical to managing fire risk

DAVID BOWMAN: More funds are needed, for example to pay for a smartphone warning app A CRITICAL warning was buried…

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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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Public lecture

Tuesday 29th October 2019 6pm

Dr Alexandra Syphard

Feeling the Heat: Bushfire and Hobart’s insurance risk

Stanley Burbury Theatre
University Centre
Sandy Bay Campus

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