Are you interested in learning about Living with Fire?

This Monday (February 22 2021) the Fire Centre’s Prof David Bowman and Dr Penny Jones are launching a new unit, ‘Living with Fire’.  This 12-week unit is part of the Certificate of Sustainable Living and is for anyone interested in the fascinating but complex challenges of how we live with wildfire in Australia today. The […]

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How should we manage bushfires into the future?

Two radio interviews from Dec 2019 are posted here. How should we manage bushfires into the future? Listen here. With bushfires burning across Australia since early spring, the current fire season is re-defining the way Australians think about wildfire. As forests and landscapes burn where they’ve never burnt in European memory, the role of climate […]

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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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