News from the CRC
Research opportunities available for bushfire risk management
New research opportunities are available with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. Expressions of interest are currently being sought for two bushfire risk management projects being undertaken for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
This project will aim to develop a consolidated framework that describes the development and application of ecological models, including ecosystem resilience and threatened species. The project will bring together ecological models into one system (with supporting code and documentation) so they can inform bushfire management decision-making, research investment and monitoring.
This project will aim to develop ecological models of relationships between flora, fauna, habitat attributes and vegetation growth stages in Victorian Alpine, Box Ironbark and coastal heathland ecosystems while building the ecosystem resilience model for adaptive fire management and planning. The project will collate existing data with new data collected to develop the models and test the models as well as refine the ecosystem resilience inputs into adaptive fire.
Submitting a proposal
Further details on the both of the projects and instructions on the requirements of the EOI can be found here. Any interested parties are encouraged to put forward a proposal. Responses are due 20 February 2017.
Researchers are also encouraged to provide a consortium approach. In this event, we expect that one of the parties would be nominated as the lead research organisation and have overall responsibility for project delivery.
Any enquiries or request for further documentation related to this EOI (available upon request) should be directed to Loriana Bethune: firstname.lastname@example.org.