Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day

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.

The Science Day, held as part of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2011 Conference in Sydney, saw more than 250 people attend a day of presentations showcasing research undertaken in recent studies. Thirty-six presentations from a range of researchers from the Bushfire CRC and external organisations focussed on various aspects of emergency management research.

The presentations covered four main streams of research in Fire Behaviour and Weather, Operations, Land Management, and Social Science. With topics ranging from ‘Balancing competing values in natural resource management’ to ‘The changing nature of emergency management coordination’, and ‘Predicting post-fire erosion under variable fire regimes’ to ‘Mainstreaming emergency management into law’, Science Day exhibited the essence of the Bushfire CRC.

The next Science Day – this year called the Research Forum - will be scheduled on the first day of the 2012 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Annual Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday 28th August.

Full proceedings

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  1. Progress in understanding springtime fire weather in Tasmania
  2. An extreme fire processes cycle model for the February 2009 Victorian Fires
  3. Sensor Network & Weather Data Stream Mining
  4. Micro-scale Forest Fire Weather Index and Sensor Network
  5. Atypical bushfire spread driven by the interaction of terrain and extreme fire weather
  6. Assessing Potential House Losses Using PHOENIX RapidFire
  7. Rethinking the fuel – fire relationship
  8. Developing an operational grassland curing system
  9. The effect of prescribed fire severity and burn patchiness on runoff and erosion
  10. The development of an automated algorithm to map fire severity from satellite imagery: tropical savannas northern Australia.
  11. Human fire maintains a balance of nature
  12. Integrated decision support model for fuel management and suppression preparedness planning
  13. The dirt on assessing post-fire erosion in the Mount Lofty Ranges: comparing methods
  14. Erosion and risk to water resources in the context of fire and rainfall regimes
  15. Fire Regimes and Vegetation in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
  16. Design of a valid simulation for researching physical, physiological and cognitive performance in volunteer firefighters during bushfire deployment.
  17. Frequency, intensity and duration of physical tasks performed by Australian rural firefighters during bushfire suppression
  18. The changing nature of emergency services multi-agency coordination
  19. Essential aspects of effective simulation-based training for incident management personnel
  20. Prescribed fluid consumption and its effects on the physiology and work behaviour of Australian wildland firefighters
  21. The Complex Network within Bushfire Investigation Strategy
  22. Capturing Community Members’ Bushfire Experiences: The Lake Clifton (WA) Fire
  23. Governments and emergency response
  24. Effectiveness of rural fire danger warnings to New Zealand communities
  25. Warning Fatigue: what is it and why does it matter?
  26. Bushfire Survival-Related Decision Making: What the Stress and Performance Research Literature Tells Us
  27. Co-constructing Bushfire:  Trust, Memory and Landscape on a ‘Code Red’ Day

Release date

Wed, 14/12/2011