Issue 33 - The aim of this project was to identify the best ways of evaluating and improving community safety activities and programs for bushfires.
Issue 32 - This Fire Note is a summary of the review of the research relating to the effects of fire on vegetation in the Australian high country.
Issue 31 - Remote sensing of forest canopies to quantify burn severity.
The Taskforce has been greatly assisted by the contribution of many people. One such visitor, Sarah McCaffrey, Research Social Scientist, of the USDA Forest Service, has shared her insights into her research on understanding the social dynamics of fire management including the public acceptance of prescribed fire and the notion of defendable space. Sarah is well known to some of our stakeholders for the research she has conducted in collaboration with Alan Rhodes at the CFA.
This is a collection of statements provided to the Media from Bushfire CRC researchers:
Professor John Handmer is the Program Leader, Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety, at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and RMIT University in Melbourne.
Issue 30 - Impacts on firefighters and ecological issues.
Issue 29 - Tim Prior PhD research.
Issue 28 - This Fire Note looks at research from the HighFire project on the combined effects of fire and grazing on managing fuel loads in high country environments.
Issue 27 - Josh Whittaker PhD research on communities and the 2003 alpine fires.
Issue 26 - Phil Lacy PhD research on fuel management in eucalyptus plantations.