Out and about with CRC researchers



Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
17 Mar 2016
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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


New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available.
Burnt dunes near Lake Quallilup, WA. Photo: Paul Hesse
The first grant under our Quick Response Fund has been awarded, with the Fund aiming to help researchers gather important data from disaster-affected regions.
Mike and Elaine Harrison discuss bushfire risk
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.
Register now for AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference, and take advantage of the earlybird discount.
Bethany and Dean from ACT Parks and Conservation Service measuring coarse woody debris before the burn, in the Cotter Catchment, ACT.
A series of videos features end-users and researchers explaining various projects, what the CRC science is trying to achieve, and how it will benefit emergency services.
Hazard reduction of gamba grass around Darwin. Photo: Nathan Maddock
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.
Research is modelling the potential impact of disasters beyond our experience
This case study outlines a methodology for building realistic earthquake disaster scenarios for major cities, using Adelaide as an example.
Indigenous communities use local knowledge to reduce the risk of disasters
Combining traditional, local and Indigenous knowledge and practices with current science and research helps remote communities reduce the risk of disasters.
Be Ready Warrandyte interactive scenario planning workshop
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.
A prescribed burn in St Andrews, Victoria
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.
Fire Australia magazine 2015/16 edition
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.
Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
CRC researchers have been gathering data on how high severity fires in northern Australia can affect the health of trees
NSWSES large animal rescue training at Agnes Banks. Photo by Penny Burns
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.
Researchers and end-users in Darwin.
End-users and researchers met in Darwin this week to discuss the range of CRC research underway across northern Australia.


Emergency workers responding to a call.
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.
As a natural hazards research centre we are always seeking better links into relevant communities of interest.
Interviewing residents after the 2013 Coonabarabran fire. Photo: Brydie O'Connor NSW RFS
“Have you got ethics yet?” is a question asked frequently where health, social and behavioural sciences postgrads gather on campus.
Bush at Moggs Creek in the Otways after a burn. Photo by Timothy Neale.
What are the routes between science, policy and planning? And why are they complex and variable?
Andrew Edwards measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire.
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.
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The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

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