Current stories

Research Utilisation Award trophy_teaser
Thu, 03/05/2012
Applications are now being sought for the new Bushfire CRC Research Utilisation Award – is your agency worthy of recognition?
Perth 2012 annual conference launch_2
Mon, 30/04/2012
The annual conference program is now available and was launched in Melbourne in April.
Performance Review 2012 panel_teaser
Mon, 30/04/2012
In mid-April a three-day Performance Review of the Bushfire CRC was conducted.
Fire in the landscape - Tarryn Turnbull
Thu, 05/04/2012
A group of fire managers and scientists this month went deep into the forests of north east Victoria to view research sites.
WPI students Blackburn Lake 2
Thu, 05/04/2012
Three visiting US students sponsored by the Bushfire CRC are looking at the bushfire threat posed by large parklands in urban areas.
Fire DST modelling
Thu, 05/04/2012
The science behind an advanced software program that will help fire managers fight bushfires faster and more effectively is clearly explained in a new online video by the Bushfire CRC.
The Vision of Sharing Responsibility for Disaster Resilience workshop was attend
Thu, 05/04/2012
More than 80 researchers, community members and representatives from all levels of government last week met to discuss the broad topic of sharing responsibility.
Mon, 02/04/2012
Perched 30 metres above the ground atop an outstretched former-MFB crane, Mana Gharun is carefully measuring the moisture content of the eucalyptus leaves in the tree canopy.
Posted: 4 weeks 3 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 2 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

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 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...