- About our Research
- Understanding Risk
- Community Expectations
- Risk Assessment and Decision Making
- Fuels and risk planning in the Interface
- National Fire Mapping
- Communicating Risk
- Effective Communication: Communities and Bushfire
- Human Behaviour Under Stress (1)
- Human Behaviour Under Stress (2)
- Managing the Threat
- Incident Management Systems
- Fire in the Landscape
- Extreme fire behaviour, suppresssion and situational awareness
- Occupational health and Safety and surge capacity
- Integrated assessment of Prescribed burning
- Economics and Future Scenarios
- Student Research Projects
- 2003-2010 Research
- Safe Prevention, Preparation and Suppression
- Managing Fire in the Landscape
- Managing Forest Fires in South Western Australia
- Fire Regimes and Sustainable Landscape Risk Management
- Behaviour of Smoke Plumes and Hazes from Rural or Urban Fires
- Smoke Composition from Prescribed and Wildfires and Health
- Impacts of Fire on Ecological Processes and Biodiversity
- Tropical Ecosystems
- Multi-scale patterns in Ecological Processes and Fire Regime Impacts
- Tree Decline in the Absence of Fire
- Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety
- Protection of People and Property
- Building and Occupant Protection
- Fire Fighter Health and Safety
- Air Toxics Exposure and Management
- Safe Behaviour and Decision Making
- Safe, Cost Effective Equipment
- Enhancing Volunteerism
- Respiratory Health of Fire Fighters
- Enhancing Emergency Incident Management Team Effectiveness and Organisational Learning
- Victorian Fires Taskforce
- Contract research
Managing Fire in the Landscape
Fire – like rain, snow, heat, drought and human activity – has long been a contributor to the nature of the Australian landscape.
Fire can be destructive and it can be beneficial. In all ecosystems, too much, too little or the wrong kind of fire can have a profound effect.
This program helped firefighters, land managers and the broader community learn to manage fire and understand its importance as a land management tool. It gained a better understanding of the role of fire in Australian ecosystems. New guidelines defined a better way to manage the bushfire risk while reducing the impact on important ecological values such as biodiversity and forest health.
A special Australian Government grant supported research on the role of fire in Australia’s high country. The HighFire Project laid the foundation for important work that will inform land managers in this pristine environment.
From the forests of Western Australia to the tropical savannas of the north, Bushfire CRC scientists looked at fire as an integral part of the landscape.
End-User Leaders in this Program included Gary Morgan (DSE), Ewan Waller (DSE), Liam Fogarty (DSE) and Tony Blanks (Forestry Tasmania).