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The controversial issue of prescribed burning was examined at a special session of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. Fire Australia (Winter 2010) reported on a rare...
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PhD project - Development of pasture growth models for grassland fire danger risk assessment.
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Characteristics of fuels and weather drive fire behaviour.  These two back-to-back seminars provided an opportunity to hear from the researchers from across Australia involved...
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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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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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The aim of this project was to develop fuel assessment tools for use in fire behaviour models. It was led by Dr Peter Ellis of CSIRO with Dr Wendy Anderson of the University of...
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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 pilot research project applied the innovative process of ‘place mapping’. This new approach for the fire and land management industry allows agencies to better understand how...
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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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The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission identified a need to improve the ability to assess the potential impacts of bushfires on rural and urban/rural interface communities...
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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 51 - To improve the assessment of grassland curing in Australia and NZ, this research developed an improved algorithm using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
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Issue 36 - Burning for biodiversity through traditional fire management.
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The Taskforce has been greatly assisted by the contribution of many people. One such visitor, Sarah McCaffrey, Research Social Scientist, of the USDA Forest Service, has shared...
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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 18 - Brendan Pippen PhD research in the Sydney Basin.
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