James Furlaud

PhD student
James Furlaud

Student project

This projects aims to better characterise fuel loads and fire danger in Tasmania’s wet sclerophyll forests, possibly Tasmania’s most dangerous fuel type due to potentially extreme fire intensities on a bad fire weather day. To do this we will collect field data on fuel loads in Tasmania’s wet sclerophyll forests and use this data to recalibrate the PHOENIX Rapidfire fire behaviour model for these forest types. We will then use these recalibrated models to do a simulation-based risk assessment of Tasmania’s wet forests and to evaluate a diverse suite of potential fuel management regimes.
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27 Aug 2019
Tall Wet Eucalypt Forests (TWEF) are one of the world’s most complex and unique forest types. A...
Resilient or suicidal giants: what types of fires do the world’s tallest flowering forests support?
19 Sep 2018
Australian tall wet eucalypt-dominated forests are widely considered to experience a fire regime of...
Simulating the effectiveness of prescribed burning at altering wildfire behaviour in Tasmania
30 Jun 2017
Prescribed burning is a widely accepted wildfire hazard reduction technique, however knowledge of...
James Furlaud Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
Wet sclerophyll forests are Tasmania’s most dangerous fuel type
Rainforests on Fire: Assessing Bushfire Risk in Tasmania's Wet Forest Types
18 Aug 2015
A proposal to calibrate the Phoenix RapidFire prediction model for Tasmania's wet forest types to...

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