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This research project is analysing the relationships between bushfires, prescribed fires, soil carbon, forested catchments and water quality. The key questions being addressed include how does fire of different intensities affect the quality of soil carbon in forests, how will a change in soil carbon affect water quality from forested catchments, and whether certain areas or characteristics of catchments affect water quality after bushfires. It will also investigate if the effects of low and high intensity fire on water quality can be predicted.
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Mengran Yu Conference Poster 2016


This research project will analyse the relationships among bushfires and prescribed fires, soil carbon, forested catchments and water quality. 

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The effect of wildfire on forested catchment water quality: empirical versus mechanistic models


Wildfire removes the surface vegetation, releases ash, increases erosion and runoff, and therefore effects the hydrological cycle of a forested water catchment. It is important to understand changes in water quality in fire‐impacted catchments and how they recover post‐fire.

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