Out and about with CRC researchers
March 2016's edition of Hazard News features:
- Research news - data on tree health after fire, tech to assess fuels, resilience, local knowledge and visual mapping, managing animals and policy.
- Case study - what would happen if an earthquake hit Adelaide?
- Fund - first grant to investigate fire impact on sand dunes in WA
- Conferences - register for sessions, workshops and see the keynotes
- Videos - end-users and researchers explain the science
- Blogs - from researchers and the communications team
- Online - new reports and journal papers
Understanding people's sense of bushfire risk and connection to the landscape in which they live has helped researchers develop a visual mapping tool kit for working with residents of fire-prone areas.
This is the March 2016 newsletter from the Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
A case study on the 'Be Ready Warrandyte' initiative - a balance between enabling community-led projects to improve bushfire safety by sharing responsibility, without being 'too much' for what is a risk-averse sector.
Fire managers need to accurately monitor prescribed burns and bushfires to better assess how they affect fuels and how they reduce fire risk. A project at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC uses satellite technology to more accurately map bushfires.
The Summer 2015/2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine features key research that’s making an impact on the fire, emergency services and land management sectors.
The Managing Animals in Disasters project has been active throughout 2015 and 2016. Read all about the latest information in the second newsletter from the project - MAiD Aware.
I am currently looking for participants to assist with my PhD research investigating the effects of operating on-call ‘from home’ on stress physiology and sleep.
This time last week (it is 2:37pm as I type) I was wandering around Mataranka Station, four hours south of Darwin, looking at trees. Not my usual Friday afternoon, I can tell you.