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Work by the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub supported the NSW Bushfire Inquiry

Work by the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub supported the NSW Bushfire Inquiry

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Ross Bradstock

The NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub undertook work to support the NSW Bushfire Inquiry. This work addressed key themes concerning the 2019/20 fires, namely their; historical and seasonal context; severity and behaviour; impacts on people, property and biodiversity; and influences on risk in the immediate future. The work is summarised in 18 reports spread across these themes, led by researchers from the University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, University of Tasmania and University of New South Wales.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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