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Issue 64 - this research looked at fire history to determined the impact of different fire interval sequences upon biodiversity in the forests and shrublands of south-west...
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Research in the USA, equally applicable in Australia, provides a simple economic analysis that explains much of the social and biophysical context for bushfire impacts at the...
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For land managers, understanding the impacts of fire on the environment is important. The ecologically sustainable management of forest ecosystems depends on understanding...
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South-west Western Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions in the world due to the combination of a Mediterranean-type climate with hot dry summers and the presence of...
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This project represented the first national study of tree decline caused by reduced frequency or absence of fire. In New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania...
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Most studies of impacts of fire on ecological processes have dealt largely with single fire events, examining fire at localised scales without reference to the variability of...
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The vast majority of Australian bushfires occur in the savannas of the tropical north. While the Aboriginal tradition of landscape burning has waned, prescribed fire remains the...
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Human population and climate changes directly affect fire regimes and associated risks. Risk management now emphasises assessment, measurement and mitigation of risks to a wide...
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Curing describes the annual or seasonal cycle of grasses dying and drying out. The proportion of cured material in grassland fuel (indicated by a “curing value”) is a critical...
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       This project, led by Professor Mark Adams of the University of Sydney, was a significant extension to the work of the Bushfire CRC. Following the devastating alpine...
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Prescribed fires over large forest areas are essential to reduce the risk of large-scale bushfires, particularly in forests near population centres and important forest assets...
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This project successfully developed fire severity mapping to use in fire management in the tropical savannas and rangelands of northern Australia. It also applied the data to...
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Issue 57 - The research is looking at the spatial patterns of soil carbon and nitrogen after fire in a eucalypt (jarrah) forest.
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Issue 56: This project led to the construction of a groundbreaking Rapid Deployment Greenhouse Gas Laboratory, which can work independently and continuously for several days in...
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Issue 55: This research provides guidance on the types of sediment traps to use - hay bales, coir bales or silt fencing - to reduce the amount of mobilised sediment reaching water...
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Issue 53: This project addresses the rate of natural die-off in common grass species and provides a way to adapt agricultural modelling to predict curing rates across temperate...
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Issue 49 - Forest Flammability is a next-generation fire behaviour model that reveals the complex links between fire behaviour and forest ecology.
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Issue 48: Understanding historical variation in bushfire patterns in southern Western Australia, to provide a baseline for future fire regime comparison.
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Issue 47: This research investigates the composition of plants with different fire response traits across a mountainous region of south-eastern Australia, and the role fire plays...
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Issue 46 - This ground-breaking research examines the critically important role of soil carbon dynamics in Australian sub-alpine ecosystems.
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Issue 37 - A study on the premature decline of eucaplyt forests.
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Issue 36 - Burning for biodiversity through traditional fire management.
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Issue 32 - This Fire Note is a summary of the review of the research relating to the effects of fire on vegetation in the Australian high country.
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Issue 31 - Remote sensing of forest canopies to quantify burn severity.
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Issue 28 - This Fire Note looks at research from the HighFire project on the combined effects of fire and grazing on managing fuel loads in high country environments.
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Issue 26 - Phil Lacy PhD research on fuel management in eucalyptus plantations.
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