Annual Conference: Hobart 2007

Hobart 2007: Annual Conference

The 2007 Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and Australasian Fire Authorities Council Annual Conference attracted almost 900 delegates from across Australia’s fire and emergency management industry and the fire research community to a waterfront venue in Hobart, Tasmania.

A broad program of speakers featured presentations from experts from around the globe.

All the Bushfire CRC speaker presentations and research posters are available on these pages.

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Research Stream Presentations

CRC Author Author Download
Characterisation of Particle emissions for the Combustion of Different Australian Vegetation
Matthew Phillips Characterization Of The Physical Demands & Fitness For Purpose In Australian Tanker Based Bushfire Fighters
Tim Prior Clearing away the undergrowth - shedding light on the factors that influence the decision to prepare for bushfires
Coupling Bushfire Spread With A Sensor Network Detection System Model
Dr Neil Davidson Eucalypt decline in the absence of fire
Dr Stephen Roxburgh Fire, Fuel & Grazing in the Australian High Country - HighFire long-term grazing & fire experiments
Fire, vegetation change and potential feedback to the global carbon cycle
Dr Mick Meyer Inventory Methodology Issues and Developments
Dr Stuart Anderson Linking Field Observations With Remote Sensing To Determine Grassland Fire Hazard
New Directions in Fire Research in the US
Annette Salter New Technologies for Future learning – Providing training options in fire behaviour training
Prescribed Fire in Young Eucalypt Plantations - Is it worth the risk?
Project Vesta - Fire in Dry Eucalypt Forest:- fuel structure, fuel dynamics and fire behaviour
Reconstructing the Fire History of an Unmanaged Semi-arid Landscape: Lake Johnston Region, WA
Spatial Techniques For Grassland Curing Across Australia And New Zealand
The Use of Worst Case Scenarios in Decision Making By Bushfire Fighters
Dr Katharine Haynes Trends in Australian bushfire fatalities over the last 100 years
Trends in deliberate vegetation fires in Australia: Implications for recording and preventing bushfires

Research Posters

Program A
Author Title
A sensor network detection simulation system
A Tasmanian fire danger climatology
Environmental management research
Dr Graham Mills Impact of climate change on fire weather
Dr Miguel Cruz Model system to predict wildfire behaviour in pine plantations
National Bushfire Behaviour Knowledge System
Annette Salter New technologies for future learning
Prescribed fire in young eucalypt plantations
Project FuSE South Australia - progress update
Proposal for SOAR
Spatial techniques for grassland curing
Prof George Milne Varying fuel load in forest fires
Dr Graham Mills Wind change forecasts from numerical weather prediction
Program B
Author Title
A simple fuel moisture index for eucalypt litter
Dr Alan Andersen Aboriginal wetland burning in Kakadu National Park
Bushfire risk management in high country landscapes
Elevated fire danger conditions associated with Foehn-like winds in eastern Victoria
Fire size-class transition model
Fire, vegetation change and potential feedbacks to the global carbon cycle
Fire-related soil temperature in the Top End
Fungi and forest health in the absence of fire
HighFire risk: collaborations sought
Is a fine-scaled fire mosaic good for avian diversity?
Managing fuels in sub-alpine grassland and snowgum woodland
Potential nutrient loss in smoke and ash from different fuel types
Rowena Morris Scanning sediment movement at Mount Bold Reservoir
Andrew Edwards Spectral characterisation of fire severity in tropical savannas
Unseen effects of fire on Australian alpine ecosystems
Variation in fire response traits in mountainous plant communities
Philip Zylstra What difference do plants make to fire behavior?
Dr Perpetua Turner Wildfire chronosequence benchmark plots
Wind-terrain effects on rugged landscape fire propagation
Program C
Author Title
A case study of Hobart's urban interface
Children and bushfire risk
Dr Alison Cottrell Community profiling framework
Concept map of the community safety approach to bushfire
Deliberate vegetation fires in Australia
Prof John Handmer Economics of bushfires and bushfire management
Effective risk communications - warnings
Francesca Harris-Spence Fire catchment management groups
Mae Proudley Fire, families and decisions
Improving risk communication
Local knowledge and fire management
Prof John Handmer NSW fire brigade's Community Fire Unit
Policy and community bushfire resilience in light of climate change
Josh Whittaker Policy problems and experiences during the 2003 Victorian bushfires
Josh Whittaker Rural resilience and bushfires
Program D
Author Title
Bushfire risk to a neighbourhood in the wildland-urban interface
Annemarie De Vos Fresh air for FESA career fire fighters
Impacts of emergency service volunteering on volunteer families
Dr Christine Owen Information flow and collaboration in multi-agency IMT
Initial fitness levels of CFA recruit firefighters
Greg Hickey Multiple agency approaches to emergency management
Particle emissions from the combustion of different Australian vegetation
Physical demands of tanker-based bushfire fighting
Tanker-based bushfire suppression by Australian volunteer firefighters in southern Australia
Ian Dwyer Teamwork and collaborative work practices in fire management agencies
Volunteer firefighting: a suitable job for a woman?
Worst case scenarios and decision making by bushfire fighters