Home / Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture

Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture

Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Stephanie Samson

Hub Founder, Senior Professor Ross Bradstock presented on The Science of Bushfire Management at the annual Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture.

Read more

Bushfire Hub webinar series: Hub contributions to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry 2020

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Stephanie Samson

The NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub invites you and your colleagues to attend a webinar series presenting research projects undertaken by the Hub to assist the NSW Bushfire Inquiry. The Hub supported the inquiry by providing analysis, technical and scientific advice and recommendations to ensure the inquiry has actionable, evidence based and rigorous information. The themed webinar details and links are as follows:

Read more

California is on fire. From across the Pacific, Australians watch on and buckle up

Posted on September 7, 2020 by David Bowman

California is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state’s history are burning at the same time, and are only partially controlled. Already, seven people have died and 2,144 structures are damaged – and their fire season still has months to run.

Read more

Entire hillsides of trees turned brown this summer. Is it the start of ecosystem collapse?

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Rachael Nolan

The drought in eastern Australia was a significant driver of this season’s unprecedented bushfires. But it also caused another, less well known environmental calamity this summer: entire hillsides of trees turned from green to brown.

Read more

Yes, the Australian bush is recovering from bushfires – but it may never be the same

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Grant Williamson

As bushfires in New South Wales are finally contained, attention is turning to nature’s recovery. Green shoots are sprouting and animals are returning. But we must accept that in some cases, the bush may never return to its former state.

Read more

Friday essay: this grandmother tree connects me to Country. I cried when I saw her burned

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Vanessa Cavanagh

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people.

Read more

Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Vanessa Cavanagh

How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?

Read more

A season in hell: bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction

Posted on January 8, 2020 by David Bowman

Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive.

Read more