To get the best results, more understanding is needed in how prescribed burning affects the things people care about: loss of life and property, impacts on infrastructure, biodiversity, health and the environment. The research team will integrate insights from fire behaviour modelling and analysis of the trade-offs in risk reduction amongst different impacts to understand the cost-effectiveness of different prescribed burning strategies and how this varies across NSW.
Is there a prescribed burning strategy that protects biodiversity, environment, health and infrastructure, as well as being cost-effective? Does it work everywhere?”
Dynamic mapping of fire regimes, past present and future
Fuel, Flammability and Carbon Dynamics
Greenhouse gasses, particulate emissions and air quality
Fire regime guidelines for conservation of threatened species
Indigenous cultural burning: Exploring the links between cultural revitalisation and wellbeing
Lead Researcher, University of Wollongong