Mapping fire in the tropical north
Date: This forum was held on 7 May 2014
Duration: 1 hour approx.
Presenter: Dr Andrew Edwards
Research projects covered: Northern Fire Mapping
What is it about?
Mapping fire in the tropical north was the first topic covered by the Bushfire CRC’s Research to Drive Change online forum series. The Northern Fire Mapping project developed fire severity mapping to help manage fire in the tropical savannas and rangelands across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The study has determined that on average over half the landscape was affected by fire each year, releasing vast amounts of carbon and destroying the carbon stored in trees. Reducing these greenhouse gas emissions will have enormous financial benefits for fire managers, as well as indigenous land owners, allowing them to earn incomes managing the land. Replay the forum to hear Dr Andrew Edwards discuss how the results of the project have improved ecological-risk assessments, including greenhouse gas emissions, tree carbon sequestration, biodiversity and erosion.
Who can benefit from this research?
- Land managers
- Remote sensing specialists
- Emissions managers
- GIS specialists
- Fire operations staff and volunteers in northern Australia
Key resources you should know about
- Final report for the Northern Fire Mapping project - Northern Fire Mapping: Developing Robust Fire Extent and Severity Mapping Products for the Tropical Savannas
- Fire Note on the PhD study that developed the tools utilised in this study - Fire Note 92: Fire Severity Mapping
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