The research team is collating, mapping and analysing historical fire data to understand patterns of intensity, severity, spread, return interval and smoke dispersion, with a focus on changes in climate. We will provide fire managers with a set of evidence-based planning tools to aid in understanding of fire regimes and weather to improve the use of fire for risk management.
This research will expand our knowledge to manage hazard reduction burns. We’ll look at how we can better manage and lessen the impacts of planned burns, and how they can be better used to manage future fire patterns under a changing climate.
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
Optimising cost-effective bushfire risk mitigation via planned burning
Chief Investigator, University of Tasmania
Lead Researcher, University of Tasmania