The formal proceedings of the Science Day held as part of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2011 Conference in Sydney are now available. These papers have been anonymously reviewed and published as formal proceedings.
The Science Day, held as part of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2011 Conference in Sydney, saw more than 250 people attend a day of presentations showcasing research undertaken in recent studies. Thirty-six presentations from a range of researchers from the Bushfire CRC and external organisations focussed on various aspects of emergency management research.
The presentations covered four main streams of research in Fire Behaviour and Weather, Operations, Land Management, and Social Science. With topics ranging from ‘Balancing competing values in natural resource management’ to ‘The changing nature of emergency management coordination’, and ‘Predicting post-fire erosion under variable fire regimes’ to ‘Mainstreaming emergency management into law’, Science Day exhibited the essence of the Bushfire CRC.
The next Science Day – this year called the Research Forum - will be scheduled on the first day of the 2012 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Annual Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday 28th August.
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- Progress in understanding springtime fire weather in Tasmania
- An extreme fire processes cycle model for the February 2009 Victorian Fires
- Sensor Network & Weather Data Stream Mining
- Micro-scale Forest Fire Weather Index and Sensor Network
- Atypical bushfire spread driven by the interaction of terrain and extreme fire weather
- Assessing Potential House Losses Using PHOENIX RapidFire
- Rethinking the fuel – fire relationship
- Developing an operational grassland curing system
- The effect of prescribed fire severity and burn patchiness on runoff and erosion
- The development of an automated algorithm to map fire severity from satellite imagery: tropical savannas northern Australia.
- Human fire maintains a balance of nature
- Integrated decision support model for fuel management and suppression preparedness planning
- The dirt on assessing post-fire erosion in the Mount Lofty Ranges: comparing methods
- Erosion and risk to water resources in the context of fire and rainfall regimes
- Fire Regimes and Vegetation in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
- Design of a valid simulation for researching physical, physiological and cognitive performance in volunteer firefighters during bushfire deployment.
- Frequency, intensity and duration of physical tasks performed by Australian rural firefighters during bushfire suppression
- The changing nature of emergency services multi-agency coordination
- Essential aspects of effective simulation-based training for incident management personnel
- Prescribed fluid consumption and its effects on the physiology and work behaviour of Australian wildland firefighters
- The Complex Network within Bushfire Investigation Strategy
- Capturing Community Members’ Bushfire Experiences: The Lake Clifton (WA) Fire
- Governments and emergency response
- Effectiveness of rural fire danger warnings to New Zealand communities
- Warning Fatigue: what is it and why does it matter?
- Bushfire Survival-Related Decision Making: What the Stress and Performance Research Literature Tells Us
- Co-constructing Bushfire: Trust, Memory and Landscape on a ‘Code Red’ Day