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Lake Mountain landscape post Black Saturday fires
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Quick science in videos

What is our research about, and how will our emergency service partners benefit? Hear direct from our end users and PhD students in the short videos below. 

In this clip end user Simon Opper from NSW SES briefly explains the 'Analysis of building losses and human fatalities from natural disasters' project. Simon explains how this research will benefit emergency services.

Andrew Richards, Manager for Community Engagement with the NSW SES, discusses the main problems the Communications and Warnings cluster is trying to solve.

Douglas Brown's PhD (University of Sydney) is exploring householders’ perceptions of bushfire risk and whether perceptions change when different building materials or design and architectural features are applied. It is investigating if these factors increase or decrease risk perception, or whether other factors, such as proximity to bushland, change the perception of fire risk.

Vicky Aerts has completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, investigating the effect of smoke on plant physiology. Do plants cough too?

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