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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Fire Centre Ecologist discusses fire risk and clearfelling

Fire Centre Ecologist discusses fire risk and clearfelling

[audio mp3="https://firecentre.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Furlaud_ABC_CountryHour.mp3"][/audio]   Fire Centre Ecologist Dr. James Furlaud discusses new research on fire risk and forest management in native…

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Nature: Diversity helps fight wildfires

Nature: Diversity helps fight wildfires

Fire Centre Director Prof. David Bowman and Dr. Cathelijne Stoof from Wageningen University in the Nederlands have written a communication for the…

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PhD Opportunity: Hobart City Bushfire Risk

PhD Opportunity: Hobart City Bushfire Risk

Understand the bushfire risk profile of the City of Hobart using a transdisciplinary biophysical and social geographic approach The Fire Centre is looking for a PhD student to engage in…

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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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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