Managing the Threat

This program addresses the scenario where the risk has translated into a direct threat.

This particularly considers extreme events such as 7 February 2009 in south-east Australia; these events are irregular and not as well understood as more routine occurrences. Particular consideration wil be given to the role of incident co-ordination at the levels above the incident management team, and the ability to obtain timely situational awareness consistent with appropriate fire prediction and warnings, together with the ability to resource these effectively and sustainably. This program further considers the impact of events on important infrastructure, resource and the environment.

Prof Rod Keenan, of the University of Melbourne, is a Prinicipal Scientific Advisor at the Bushfire CRC. He will provide a guiding overview to many of these projects:

Student Projects linked to this Program

Title Student
Economic analysis of prescribed burning for wildfire management in the south west of Western Australia
Effects of fire on soil C fractions in eucalypt of south-eastern Australia
Enhancing emergency incident management team effectiveness
Extended wakefulness and work physiology of wildland firefighters
Fire ecology of woody weeds in Australian forests and woodlands
Fire Weather
Health effects of bushfire smoke.
Improving how regional and state level emergency management teams work together to develop their common operating picture during large scale emergency events
Interactions between fire and woody legumes
Minimum training standard for IMT effectiveness
Modelling Dynamic Coordination Networks in Bushfire Emergency Management using Social Network Analysis
Operations research to support bushfire management
Physical selection test development and validation for Australian Rural Firefighters.
Quanitfying Water Quality Risks Following Wildfire
Reducing Grid Sensitivity of large eddy simulation based numerical fire model wildland-urban interface fire dynamics simulator (WFDS).
The effect of smoke from prescribed burning and bushfires on plant physiology.
The Interactions Of Physical Work, Sleep Deprivation And stress Responses
Understanding Attitudes Towards Performance In Disasters: The Influence Of Social Networks And Learning
What are the impacts of wildfire on the hydrology of Sydney's water supply catchments?
Work pacing for Australian rural firefighters during simulated bushfire suppression shifts