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Conference posters
Mon, 13/08/2012
A record number of research posters will be on show at the annual Bushfire CRC and AFAC conference this year, with over 80 posters from Bushfire CRC researchers on show, explaining their research and how it will benefit you.
AFAC '12 logo
Thu, 09/08/2012
The last day of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference, Friday 31 August, is devoted to professional development sessions.
Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012
Fri, 03/08/2012
The Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012 has been released as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.
Fire Australia Winter 2012 cover
Wed, 01/08/2012
The Winter edition of Fire Australia is out, featuring stories on Bushfire CRC research into using an iPhone application to help those at risk of bushfire engage more actively in bushfire preparedness, as well as mapping fire severity in northern Australia and a new tertiary course on bushfire planning and management.
An iPhone app is being used to help people prepare for bushfire
Wed, 01/08/2012
A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is helping residents of bushfire-prone areas prepare for a bushfire by modifying their thoughts using an iPhone application.
Bushfire reaches tertiary level
Wed, 01/08/2012
A new tertiary course for bushfire consultants based on the latest research is being developed by a consortium of university and fire industry bodies.
Dr Andrew Edwards boards the helicopter holding a spectrometer.
Wed, 01/08/2012
A Bushfire CRC researcher is changing the way the effects of bushfires are mapped in northern Australia.
Research Forum
Tue, 31/07/2012
The first day of the Bushfire CRC-AFAC conference is a dedicated Research Forum tailored for emergency management personnel who need to use new research knowledge for their daily work.
Posted: 8 weeks 3 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: 8 weeks 3 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

Tue, 27/07/2004
New Zealand’s grass fires are the target of new collaborative research with Australia. The study involving research scientists and fire agencies in collaboration uses state-of-the-art technology to help more accurately predict and plan for grassland fires.
Fri, 14/05/2004
A new fire research and education facility, the first of its kind in Australia, will be launched in the Northern Territory today. Each year part of the Territory Wildlife Park, near Darwin, will be burnt, allowing the public and students to experience the effects of fire on the environment first hand.
Tue, 24/02/2004
Australia's tropical savannas cover two million square kilometres and are largely uncleared. They account for about a third of Australia's land-based carbon stores and have the potential to store even more.
Tue, 09/12/2003
Climate change is likely to see an increase in the larger, more intense bushfires across Australia, a University of Melbourne bushfire expert says. Dr Kevin Tolhurst, a senior lecturer in fire ecology and management in the University’s Institute of Land and Food Resources (ILFR), says such fires would also have a significant impact on Australia’s water and biodiversity values.
Tue, 09/12/2003
The behaviour of fires in different terrain, climate, and vegetation type will be the focus of research aiming to test fire management practices in different landscapes.
Tue, 09/12/2003
The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) will contribute $100,000 per year as a partner in the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), launched today, in recognition of the need for ongoing research into bushfires and the best way to prevent and manage them.

Recent FireNotes

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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.


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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...

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Fire Note 122: This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...