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PhD project - Predicting the dynamic spatial patterns of fire front progress and fire destruction in the rural-urban interface zone
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PhD project -Evaluation of stay or go policy
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PhD project -Does current bushfire risk management policy and practice support community and natural resource resilience to climate change?
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Bushfire CRC PhD student Briony Towers was selected as a top four finalist in the Early Career Scientist Award to present to the CRC Association Annual Conference in Alice...
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  Professor John Handmer has been awarded the Bushfire CRC Special Recognition Award for 2010 for his timely research work in the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires. The...
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Professor John Handmer has been awarded the Bushfire CRC Special Recognition Award for 2010 for his timely research work in the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires. The award...
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A research review commissioned by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre has identified some important differences in the performance of different types of smoke alarms. A...
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A James Cook University study investigating Sudanese refugees and their knowledge of fire safety has won a Safer Communities Award from Emergency Management Australia (EMA). “...
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Issue 65 - A simplified fire danger index designed to be easily calculated in the field.
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For Justin Leonard, studying water tanks, fences, windows and timber decks is not an indiscriminate or arbitrary choice. It is all part of one methodical scientific...
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Staying to protect your home when a bushfire is approaching could also save your life, say fire experts, but you must be well prepared both physically and emotionally before...
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An alpine paddock in the New South Wales Snowy Plains was the venue for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre High Fire project open day on 20 March. Around 80 people made...
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Many rural communities have a wealth of knowledge, tradition and experience of their district. This understanding of country, fire and weather history is being harnessed by...
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Call it peri-urban, the rural-urban interface or the i-Zone, the spread of urban populations into the bushland fringe is creating new challenges for fire services. Reducing...
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Bushfires are only one focus of a new book out of the Centre for Disaster Studies at James Cook University in Townsville.Floods, cyclones and even terrorist attacks are analysed...
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School-based bushfire education is one way of increasing bushfire awareness and preparedness in vulnerable communities. This research aims to develop a child focussed model of...
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  Bushfire fatalities have long been a major concern for fire agencies and it has been the death of people in vehicles that has come under particular attention in recent years...
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New collection on community safety research Australia is at the forefront of research on community bushfire safety and resilience according to a new book. Community Bushfire...
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The year is 2020. Australia is hotter, drier and far more fire prone than ever before. What effect is this having on our water supplies, agriculture, changing rural populations...
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The Victorian bushfires of 7 February 2009 resulted in major loss of life, property, and other assets. The questions and issues that quickly emerged will be the subject of...
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This article first appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of Fire Australia magazine “I was fairly sure that we would die there, as I didn’t think we could stand up to the flames and...
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Some of Australia’s leading bushfire scientists have arrived on the Eyre Peninsula to study last week’s tragic blaze. Their main focus is on fire behaviour, property damage...
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