Call for papers: UWA Prescribed Burning Conference 2019

Calling for research papers or case studies to be submitted for a two day conference on prescribed burning at UWA on July 31st and August 1st 2019. We are hoping to bring together researchers, policy makers and the wider community to discuss the impact and efficacy of current prescribed burning policies and practices. The focus […]

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Indigenous fire rangers could save Tasmania’s wilderness

By Dr. Michael Shawn Fletcher Senior Lecturer School of Geography University of Melbourne The hype over the fire crisis and the role that climate change has played masks an awkward truth: the myth of wilderness is as much a threat as climate change when it comes to large and uncontrollable wildfires. Like the Kakadu National […]

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2019 Tasmanian Fires: Impacts and Management Lessons

By Prof. David Bowman The widespread rains that fell on 7 February and subsequent cooler weather hopefully will alleviate the 2019 Tasmanian fire crisis. It is timely to take stock of this event and consider what bushfires ignited by massive dry lightning storms means for fire management of the Tasmanian landscapes, including the Tasmania Wilderness […]

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