Dr Hamish Clarke

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Dr Hamish Clarke

Dr Hamish Clarke joined the HIE as a Research Fellow in March 2016, in a joint position with the University of Wollongong. He is currently working with Dr Matthias Boer (HIE) and Prof. Ross Bradstock (University of Wollongong) on a BNHCRC funded project that examines the effectiveness of prescribed burning in reducing a range of risks across southern Australia.

Dr Clarke previously worked as Senior Climate and Atmospheric Scientist at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. His research focused on understanding the regional impacts of climate change, particularly on bushfire risk.

Dr Clarke completed his PhD in May 2015 at the Climate Change Research Centre, University of NSW (UNSW) under the supervision of Prof. Andy Pitman (UNSW) and Assoc. Prof Jason Evans (UNSW). His PhD research focused on the impact of climate change on bushfire weather conditions and fuel load.

Dr Clarke is co-convenor of Science at the Local, a community initiative bringing people and scientists together in the Blue Mountains.

He is a 2016 executive member of the Australian Academy of Science's Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum (EMCR Forum), which aims to be the voice of Australia's emerging scientists.

He is also a member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project.

Dr Clarke is interested in the drivers of bushfire risk and the impacts of planned and unplanned fire. His research has to date focused on fire weather and fuel, climate change and prescribed burning. Dr Clarke is committed to public interest science and collaborative, multidisciplinary projects that engage clients from project conception to completion and beyond.

31 Aug 2020
Key findings: We found there is no one-size-fits-all solution for prescribed burning. Risk...
27 Aug 2019
Rising public and professional expectations require a greater, more transparent understanding of...
From hectares to tailor-made solutions
19 Sep 2018
How does the diverse and changing biophysical, climatic and human context of southern Australia...
From hectares to tailor-made solutions for prescribed burning
30 Jun 2017
How does prescribed burning effectiveness in mitigating risk depend on the diverse and changing...
Ross Bradstock Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
This project will deliver a prescribed burning atlas to guide implementation of ‘tailor-made’...
Delivering Effective Prescribed Burning Across Southern Australia
18 Aug 2015
Although many jurisdictions are committed to prescribed burning, we do not understand its effects...

Resources credited

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HazardNoteEdition 09 Dec 2020 The Prescribed Burning Atlas: a new system to plan effective prescribed burns PDF icon Save (872.25 KB) fire, prescribed burning, risk management
Presentation-Audio-Video 13 Aug 2020 Q&A with Dr Hamish Clarke - Prescribed Burning Atlas launch webinar File Save (0 bytes) fire, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Audio-Video 14 Jul 2020 Prescribed Burning Atlas launch - webinar File Save (0 bytes) fire, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 14 Jul 2020 Prescribed Burning Atlas Launch 14 July 2020 - Hamish Clarke PDF icon Save (2.49 MB) fire, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Aug 2019 From hectares to tailor-made solutions for risk mitigation: An integrated prescribed burning research project PDF icon Save (2.57 MB) decision making, fire, prescribed burning
Presentation-Audio-Video 15 Aug 2019 Climate Change effects on prescribed burning conditions in SE Australia File Save (0 bytes) climate change, land management, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 07 May 2019 The Prescribed Fire Atlas PDF icon Save (360.35 KB)
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Quantification of inter-regional differences in risk mitigation from prescribed burning across multiple management values PDF icon Save (1.96 MB) fire, fire impacts, prescribed burning
Presentation-Slideshow 24 Oct 2016 From hectares to tailor-made solutions for risk mitigation: systems to deliver effective prescribed burning across ecosystems PDF icon Save (1.83 MB) fire, prescribed burning, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 Hazard Reduction Burn Windows PDF icon Save (875.51 KB) prescribed burning

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