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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.
Marty Alexander
Thu, 26/07/2012
Australian fire experts discussed the science behind fire danger ratings at a Bushfire CRC seminar in June.
South Australia Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Jennifer Rankine MP
Mon, 23/07/2012
South Australia was making its contribution to keeping communities safe from bushfire through its participation in the Bushfire CRC, according to the South Australia Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Jennifer Rankine MP, who opened the Bushfire CRC Stakeholder Council in Adelaide on 27 June.
Mon, 23/07/2012
The Bushfire CRC took to the airwaves of Melbourne’s community radio station Triple R throughout June.
Bushfire CRC researcher Dr Michael Eburn is Guest Editor of AJEM
Thu, 28/06/2012
Bushfire CRC researcher Dr Michael Eburn is the Guest Editor of a special edition of the April edition of the Australia Journal of Emergency Management, focusing on fire, emergency management and the law.
Research Advisory Forum Hobart 1
Fri, 01/06/2012
The sixth Research Advisory Forum was held in Hobart, in May 2012.
Bushfire CRC logo small
Wed, 23/05/2012
The Bushfire CRC has been assessed as "sound and robust" in its Performance Review by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

In the media...

Posted: 4 weeks 4 days ago

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires of the scale experienced on Black Saturday in 2009 raised many research questions for...

Posted: 10 weeks 3 days ago

As the research is progressively completed in coming months, communicating the outputs to partners will be the major focus of the Bushfire CRC. This is an exciting time, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for both end users and researchers. Two final reports are already complete, for the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Fri, 17/06/2005
“You look after country, and the country will look after you,” says Violet Lawson, a traditional owner from Kakadu National Park. Violet and her family are combining traditional ecological knowledge with western science to manage Boggy Plain, a Ramsar-listed wetland on the South Alligator River floodplain in Kakadu. This project is the first of its kind in Australia.
Thu, 24/02/2005
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has announced that Trundle will be the first town in NSW to receive the Western Region Community Survey that is being completed by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre at La Trobe University.
Tue, 08/02/2005
Bushfires are notoriously unpredictable - but Australian scientists are starting to come up with reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Mon, 17/01/2005
Some of Australia’s leading bushfire scientists have arrived on the Eyre Peninsula to study last week’s tragic blaze. Their main focus is on fire behaviour, property damage and the contentious ‘stay or go’ issue. They will also produce a post-fire report which may be used in the ongoing investigation into the cause and ferocity of the fire.
Sun, 12/12/2004
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released the most comprehensive review ever undertaken into bushfire arson, as Australia faces its peak risk period for bushfires, the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison said today.
Wed, 10/11/2004
New Federal funding of $4.05M will flow to the Bushfire CRC over the next three years as part of the Federal Government’s initial response to national bushfire inquiries. The funds are being provided for the CRC to undertake research on fire effects in alpine areas and to increase communication with communities in areas affected by the fires of recent years.

Recent FireNotes

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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...

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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...

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Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire...

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Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency...

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Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making....

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Fire Note 116: 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,...

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Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species...