Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes: Annual project report 2015-2016
|Title||Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes: Annual project report 2015-2016|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Institution||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
This year we have made remarkable progress with collection and analysis of spatially explicit data in relation to fuel reduction burning. From this data, a number of reports have been produced. The intent has been to transform milestone reports into peer-reviewed publications to ensure that the research we are doing is robust enough to pass peer-review and that End Users can have confidence in our recommendations. In the past 12 months the research team has produced seven peer-reviewed publications and two final milestone reports and have presented at both international and national conferences.
Although we have had several successive End Users associated with the project we have worked hard to maintain contact with our industry partners and to keep them up to date with our research progress. The research team has established valuable links with operational staff, firstly, to access recently burnt sites and, secondly, to help End Users to understand how and why data is collected. A sampling protocol has been developed and the efficacy of our methods has been tested in the field.