|CRC Project||Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour||Thomas Duff, Trent Penman, Alexander Filkov|
|CRC Project||Delivering effective prescribed burning across Australian ecosystems||Michael Bedward, Matthias Boer, Luke Collins, Brett Cirulis, Trent Penman, Owen Price, Hamish Clarke|
|Commissioned Research||October 2013 NSW post-incident task force||Adrian Birch, Trent Penman, Lyndsey Wright|
|Commissioned Research||2009 Black Saturday and other large fire events - moisture content project||Matthias Boer, Owen Price, Trent Penman|
Although many jurisdictions are committed to prescribed burning, we do not understand its effects on risks to people, property and environmental values across Australia.
The bushfire behaviour and management group of the University of Melbourne is conducting a project to identify the thresholds beyond which dynamic fire behaviour becomes a dominant factor and determine the combination of conditions for such behaviours to occur.
This project will deliver a prescribed burning atlas to guide implementation of ‘tailor-made’ prescribed burning strategies to suit the biophysical, climatic and human context of all bioregions across southern Australia
Bushfire management involves making decisions about complex issues that involve people, communities, stakeholders and organisations with many different perceptions and objectives.
The limited availability of high quality data about bushfires restricts the rate at which research can advance. Here we argue for a minimum standard of data collection from every bushfire event to enhance the advancement of fire behaviour research and make research findings more internationally relevant.
How does prescribed burning effectiveness in mitigating risk depend on the diverse and changing biophysical, climatic and human context of southern Australia?
|Presentation-Slideshow||04 Dec 2014||Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour||Save (610.43 KB)||fire, fire severity, modelling|
|Presentation-Slideshow||24 Oct 2016||From hectares to tailor-made solutions for risk mitigation: systems to deliver effective prescribed burning across ecosystems||Save (1.83 MB)||fire, prescribed burning, risk management|
|Presentation-Slideshow||24 Oct 2016||Determining threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour||Save (1.88 MB)||fire severity, mitigation, severe weather|
|HazardNoteEdition||25 Oct 2016||Next generation fire modelling||Save (1.35 MB)||fire impacts, fire severity, fire weather|