Dr Andrew Edwards

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Dr Andrew Edwards

Dr Andrew Edwards has worked with Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith in bushfire research in the tropical savannas of northern Australia since 1996, relating satellite remote sensing and extensive field survey data through spatial analysis. Andrew has been involved in vegetation sampling, burnt area mapping, data collation and analysis of a long-term monitoring program in 3 of the large national parks in northern Australia including the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Andrew's development of a regional GIS including high resolution fire history and habitat mapping over the 28,000 km2 West Arnhem Land region was a part of the development of the Savanna Burning methodology for greenhouse gas emissions abatement accepted by the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative, and included extensive survey work describing the seasonality of patchiness and fire severity, and the accumulation of bio-fuels for that methodology.

Andrew graduated with a PhD from Charles Darwin University in 2011 where he developed an algorithm for the satellite remote sensing of the level of fire effect on fire-prone tropical savanna vegetation. This fire severity mapping will become part of the research groups North Australia Fire Information web site, providing land managers of the nearly 2 million km2 of tropical savanna landscape in north Australia with additional information to better manage fire in the region, it will provide annual mapping of fire severity for inclusion in future versions of Savanna Burning methodologies, and it will provide greater detail for conservation management modelling.

AFAC19 poster
27 Aug 2019
North Australia is at risk from bushfires, cyclones, storms and floods. In 2016-17 the average cost...
Experimental testing of residential building materials exposed to inundation
30 Jun 2017
The main objective of this research was to assess the strength and durability implications of...
Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings
30 Jun 2017
The main objective of this research is to develop cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to...
The Savanna Monitoring & Evaluation Reporting Framework (SMERF)
29 Jun 2017
The work undertaken through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is part of a savanna-wide program...
Remote sensing of tree structure and biomass in north Australian mesic savanna
29 Jun 2017
The main goal of this study is to determine the optimal procedure for the estimation of above-...
Andrew Edwards Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
Providing mapping tools from detailed research, modelling and analysis of the occurrence and...
Jeremy Russell-Smith Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
The project applies ecological-economic methods to help build the resilience and sustainability of...
Remote sensing of tree structure and biomass in north Australia mesic savanna
18 Aug 2015
This PhD research aims to develop and assess methods, using stereo satelitte imagery and laser...
Assessing ecological risk with indigenous communities: Tropical savannas Northern Australia
25 Aug 2014
This project builds upon substantial work previously undertaken within the facility of the Bushfire...

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 17 Oct 2019 The Savanna and Rangelands Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework (SMERF) PDF icon Save (8.51 MB) fire, Northern Australia
Presentation-Audio-Video 08 Oct 2019 A monitoring and evaluation framework for the northern savannas File Save (0 bytes) framework, land management, savanna grasslands
Presentation-Slideshow 07 May 2019 The Savanna and Rangelands Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework (SMERF) and other tools. PDF icon Save (1.56 MB)
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2019 Opportunities for Indigenous engagement in Emergency Management Sector PDF icon Save (494.56 KB)
Presentation-Slideshow 23 Nov 2018 The savanna and rangelands monitoring and evaluation reporting framework PDF icon Save (1.67 MB) fire, fire weather, Northern Australia
Presentation-Slideshow 03 Jul 2018 Outline of fire and carbon forum PDF icon Save (3.45 MB), PDF icon Save (3.45 MB) fire, Northern Australia, savanna grasslands
Presentation-Slideshow 29 Jun 2018 Curing research in the NT PDF icon Save (1.42 MB) fire, fire impacts, Northern Australia
Presentation-Slideshow 29 Jun 2018 NAFI - map of North Australia fire history PDF icon Save (1.37 MB) fire, Northern Australia, savanna grasslands
Presentation-Slideshow 29 Jun 2018 Savanna monitoring and reporting framework PDF icon Save (1.84 MB) fire, fire severity, Northern Australia
HazardNoteEdition 07 Mar 2018 Strengthening fire mapping for improved fire management and carbon abatement in north Australia PDF icon Save (412.36 KB) fire severity, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Jun 2017 Example SMERF report PDF icon Save (197.79 KB)
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Jun 2017 Update on SMERF (the Savanna Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework) PDF icon Save (1.62 MB)
Presentation-Slideshow 24 Oct 2016 Savanna fire management and bushfire and natural hazard scenario planning for north Australia PDF icon Save (3.85 MB) fire, planning, prescribed burning
Presentation-Audio-Video 22 Feb 2016 Savanna fire management for north Australia - project overview File Save (0 bytes) Northern Australia, planning, savanna grasslands
HazardNoteEdition 02 Feb 2016 Research for better land management PDF icon Save (133.76 KB) fuel reduction, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 Savanna fire management and bushfire and natural hazard scenario planning for North Australia PDF icon Save (16.09 MB) Northern Australia, planning
Presentation-Slideshow 03 Sep 2015 Developing the Enterprise Opportunities and Resilience in Remote North Australian Communities PDF icon Save (4.25 MB) indigenous communities, Northern Australia, resilience

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