Facing our future of fire

As Australia struggles to contain today’s ‘unprecedented’ bushfires, how can we start to prepare for tomorrow? Guest: David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science, The University of Tasmania Listen Here Broadcast in ABC Saturday Extra on November 23rd, 2019.

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No, koalas aren’t ‘functionally extinct’—yet

As koalas suffer in the Australian bushfires, misinformation has spread about their demise. Here’s what we know. AUSTRALIA IS IN the midst of a catastrophic and unprecedented early fire season. As dozens of bushfires rage up the country’s eastern coast, from Sydney to Byron Bay, incinerating houses, forest, and even marshland, one of Australia’s most iconic […]

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Living with fire

We are re-publishing an article written by Prof. David Bowman from over 15 years ago with a message that is still very topical. This article was first time published in Nature Australia Summer 2002-2003 by the Australian Museum Trust.

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Hazard reduction burns just one piece of the puzzle: fire expert

The blame game over who is responsible for the fires raging around the country is escalating. Nationals MPs have renewed their attacks on the Greens, suggesting opposition to hazard reduction burns had heightened the fire threat. Fire Science Professor David Bowman discusses hazard reduction methods used in Australia and whether they are enough to prevent […]

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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 all field expenses (food and transport), and for longer projects sometimes offer fractional employment.  The volunteer program provides opportunities to try out fire related research, […]

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The Amazon rainforest fires

David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography at the University of Tasmania, explains the shocking reality behind the Amazon rainforest fires. This piece originally aired on ABC’s On Drive on 27 August 2019. Brazil’s hard-right government has this afternoon declared it will knock back an aid package from G7 countries with money and resources to help extinguish […]

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