Bushfire Catastrophe: What Now?

This seminar was filmed in Sydney Opera House on Sunday 16th February 2020. Session 1 Relief & Response. Session 2 Future Thinking. Watch the broadcast of the seminar here (link to YouTube). From relief and recovery to long-term solutions It’s been a devastating summer, and none of us have been left unaffected. Homes, lives, livelihoods, wildlife […]

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Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit

Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit The unprecedented continental scale of the current Australian bushfires is devastating. They have led to the loss of lives, homes, habitats and biodiversity on a huge scale. In this time of extreme loss, we are buoyed by the amazing response of individuals and communities in this time of crisis.  […]

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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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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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