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Fire experts have long recognised that characteristics of fuels and weather are key drivers of fire behaviour. A seminar exploring these issues was held as part of the September...
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Final Report The Bushfire CRC delivered its final report to the Victorian agencies in October 2009. It is available below as a single download of 400 pages or as separate...
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‘Burning under young eucalypts: a guide for prescribed burning and post-burn assessment’ was written by PhD scholar Phil Lacy (UNSW). The guide was developed from a study that...
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On a warm, cloudless October afternoon, a dozen firefighters and park rangers from distant parts of Victoria and New South Wales wander about a thick area of mallee scrubland...
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Bushfire CRC and University of Melbourne researchers have designed a unique computer program that can predict the direction, speed and intensity of bushfires. The program,...
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PhD project - Improving training in fire behaviour
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Issue 66- Fuel dynamics and fire behaviour characteristics in semi arid mallee-heath fuels. Based on experimental burns at Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia.
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Fire and land management agencies in south eastern Australia will be able to better plan for changes in the severity and timing of bushfire seasons following the release of new...
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Many wildland firefighter deaths and injuries in Australia and overseas have resulted from firefighters being surprised and overtaken by a fast-moving fire - both on foot and in...
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  Fuel assessment and fire behaviour prediction training has been carried out with fire and land management agencies across Australia in recent months under the roll out...
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The findings of Australia’s most extensive study to date of the behaviour of high-intensity bushfires in eucalypt forests – Project Vesta – provide valuable new tools and...
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The Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia has been the scene of Bushfire CRC research into fire behaviour and prescribed burning in recent weeks. The Bushfire CRC...
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Creating a realistic computer representation of a bushfire moving across the landscape is the goal of a project being implemented this fire season in Victoria. Phoenix...
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A perennial challenge in the management of fire is to strike a balance between the relative costs of bushfire mitigation, and the related losses incurred by the community. In...
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The mallee and heath landscape of Ngarkat Conservation Park in south-eastern South Australia has been deliberately set alight in one of the largest and most comprehensive fire...
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Since the early 1990s large areas of previously cleared agricultural land in higher rainfall regions of southern Australia have been afforested with plantations of Tasmanian...
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Columns of super-dry air that reach the earth’s surface from high altitudes could be responsible for extreme fire behaviour in some of the worst bushfires in Australia’s history...
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The Victorian State Government this week launched a fire prediction and early warning system based on Bushfire CRC research that will deliver detailed information on the spread...
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Managing fuel in eucalypt plantations is critical to the success of the plantation. The Bushfire CRC has held a seminar and field trip at Casino in northern New South Wales to...
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The findings of Australia’s most extensive study to date of the behaviour of high-intensity bushfires in eucalypt forests – Project Vesta – provides valuable new tools and...
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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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Bushfires are notoriously unpredictable - but Australian scientists are starting to come up with reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to...
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