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Yass fire - photo by the NSWRFS
Mon, 16/09/2013
Different psychological processes between individuals drives decision making. What does this mean for residents who are threatened by bushfire? Why do they decide to evacuate, stay and defend or wait and see?
Thu, 12/09/2013
The Bushfire CRC special event – ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ – has been postponed to early 2014. This major event to showcase the end of the Bushfire CRC was planned for late October 2013, but will now be held on a date to be determined after the summer bushfire season has concluded in 2014.
This years conference was the largest yet
Thu, 12/09/2013
The final Bushfire CRC conference, held in conjunction with the AFAC annual conference, was full of highlights in Melbourne last week. Key aspects of the week included the full day Research Forum, as well as both the research utilisation and outstanding contribution awards.
Fire spread model of the 2009 Kilmore East fire using Fire DST
Tue, 10/09/2013
A short new video highlights the exciting developments the Fire DST proof of concept software program has made, and how it builds on existing fire mapping products.
Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2013-2014
Mon, 02/09/2013
Large areas of southern Australia, especially along the east and west coasts extending inland, face above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months. View the full outlook in Fire Note 116.
Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use
Thu, 22/08/2013
Do mixed species eucalyptus forests use more water as they recover from fire?
Tue, 13/08/2013
Dr Laurie Hammond has accepted the appointment of Independent Chair of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
2013 conference logo
Mon, 12/08/2013
The 10th and final Bushfire CRC conference is almost upon us. This year the joint event with AFAC is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2-5 September.

In the media...

South Coast Register
Fri, 13/09/2013
Think Progress
Fri, 13/09/2013
The Conversation
Thu, 12/09/2013
ABC The World Today
Wed, 11/09/2013
The Guardian
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Canberra Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Newcastle Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
stuff.co.nz
Wed, 11/09/2013
North Queensland Register
Wed, 11/09/2013
Midland Express
Wed, 11/09/2013
Bombala Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Wed, 11/09/2013
Posted: 15 weeks 6 days ago

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this period. At the heart of this has been the close partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC. The...

Posted: 15 weeks 6 days ago

There is only a month left of the Bushfire CRC, but there is plenty of activity going on. The Research to Drive Change series has been launched, with two successful online forums held. Keep your eyes peeled to the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Wed, 23/02/2011
Residents of the Perth hills areas affected by the recent bushfires will be invited to take part in a study of how communities deal with fire.
Wed, 06/10/2010
Seasonal bushfire outlook 2010
Across southern Australia, above-normal fire potential is expected over the remaining drought affected parts of the southeast, including much of Victoria, and west coast areas of South Australia, for summer 2010-11.
Tue, 31/08/2010
The Victorian State Government this week launched a fire prediction and early warning system based on Bushfire CRC research that will deliver detailed information on the spread of fires to help protect communities in the event of a bushfire.
Tue, 10/08/2010
Greater cooperation between agencies could assist national efforts to prevent deliberately lit bushfires, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) latest report.
Fri, 06/08/2010
Wind – the key factor for dangerous bushfire weather Wind speed plays a bigger role than temperature in creating dangerous conditions for bushfires, says Dr Andrew Dowdy a physicist from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Sat, 31/07/2010
A national bushfire research institute will be established to build upon the gains of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the findings of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 130 features the findings of four research projects on the impact of fire on water quantity and quality, as well as changing carbon stores (above and below the...

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Fire Note 129:  How do you motivate people living with fire risk on their doorstep to safeguard their properties and increase their chance of survival?  This research...

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Fire note 128: This research provides a broad conceptual framework to understand and progress the principle of shared responsibility in risk and disaster management.

The...

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Fire Note 127: Understanding how a bushfire progresses from ignition to conflagration is essential to planning effective suppression strategies and issuing public warnings...

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Fire Note 126: An alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability has been developed using a dynamic bushfire simulator. The approach creates sets of fire predictions,...

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Fire Note 125: Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This...

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Fire Note 124: Fire managers have to face a multitude of competing priorities when considering how to reduce losses from future fires. With limited funds, an increasing population...

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Fire Note 123: This research developed models that predict the number and probability of human- caused bushfires per day in south west Western Australia from bushfire incident...