Science Day

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Science Day was the third day of the 2011 Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference in Sydney.

Proceedings from this day are published below.

News from the Event

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.
More than 250 people attended the Science Day,the third day of the 2011 Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference in Sydney.

Other Resources

Pages 297-306  Warning Fatigue what is it and why does it matter from 2011 Science Day Proceedings

Research Stream Presentations

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Balancing competing values in natural resource management
Jose Torero Ignition of Solid Fuels and the Modelling of Forest Fires
Mike Fromm The Incredible Impact of Pyrocumulonimbus Storms From the Ground to the Stratosphere
Stream 1 -Fire Behaviour and Fire Weather
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Sarah HarrisMusa Kilinc Establishing a link between the power of fire and community loss: the first step towards developing a bushfire severity scale
Assessing Potential House Losses using PHOENIX RapidFire
Atypical bushfire spread driven by the interaction of terrain and extreme fire weather
Hakilo SabitAdnan Al-Anbuky Distributed weather data stream mining for bushfire hazard prediction: wireless sensor network application
Nic GellieKelsy GibosBrian PotterTony Bannister Extreme Fire Processes on Black Saturday, 7th February 2009
Paul Fox-Hughes Progress in understanding springtime fire weather in Tasmania
Rethinking Fire from the Ground Up
Brian Potter Something in the Air: Looking at the Black Saturday fires from an atmospheric energy perspective
Stream 2 - Operations
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Matthew Thomas Madeline Sprajcer Designing valid and relevant training and testing scenarios for industry
Rachel Bessell Developing an Operational Grassland Curing System
Essential aspects of effective simulation-based training for incident management personnel
Kevin NetoSarah JefferiesWarren PayneNeil Brooksbank Frequency, intensity, speed and duration of tasks performed by australian rural firefighters during bushfire suppression
Sarah JefferiesRod SnowAaron PetersenJack Harvey Prescribed fluid consumption and its effects on the physiology and work behaviour of Australian bushfire fighters.
Greg Roach Sustained operations mode: a novel strategy for managing fatigue during extended firefighting operations
The changing nature of emergency management coordination
Hakilo SabitAdnan Al-Anbuky μScale Forest Fire Weather Index: A Wireless Sensor Network Architecture for Complementing the existing FWI System
Stream 3 - Land Management
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Michael Grose Bushfire conditions under a warming climate – the value of regional climate modelling
Liz Tasker Fire Regimes and Vegetation in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
Vic Jurskis Human fire maintains a balance of nature
Integrated decision support model for fuel management and suppression preparedness planning
Mapping fire severity from satellite imagery for greenhouse gas emissions calculations, conservation management and operational use
Owen Jones Predicting post-fire erosion under variable fire regimes
The dirt on assessing post-fire erosion
Jane Cawson The effect of prescribed fire severity & burn patchiness on runoff & erosion
Stream 4 - Community Safety & Social Science
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Leanne KellyKarli Riesborough Capturing Community Members’ Bushfire Experiences: The Lake Clifton (WA) Fire
Co-constructing bushfire: Trust, Memory and Landscape on a ‘Code Red’ day
Lisa LangerSophie Hide Effectiveness of rural fire danger warnings to New Zealand communities
Mainstreaming emergency management into law
Researching impact of social networks on information flow in fire-risk communities
The Complex Network within Bushfire Investigation Strategy
Turning Good Intentions into Actions: Human Decision Making and Behaviour in the Face of Threat
Warning Fatigue: what is it and why does it matter?