A/Prof Kevin Tolhurst

A/Prof Kevin Tolhurst

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A/Prof Kevin Tolhurst

Dr Kevin Tolhurst is an Associate Professor in Fire Ecology and Management in the  Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne and has been a member of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. Kevin provides expert advice on fire behaviour and fire suppression strategies at major bushfires. Recent examples include the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in 2009, and the Great Divide Fires in 2007. Dr Tolhurst has been involved in several inquiries and court cases involving fires including: Linton Coronial Inquiry, Canberra Coronial Inquiry, House of Representative 2003 Inquiry, 2005 Wangary Coronial Inquiry S.A., the 2008 Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2007 fires in Victoria and the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. Assoc Prof Tolhurst’s current research activities are centred around developing a bushfire risk management decision support system that can be used nationally.

Project leadership

This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.
Research team:

Research team

Kevin Tolhurst Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
This project aims to better describe the nature of bushfires, especially very severe ones, and the...
Trent Penman Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
The bushfire behaviour and management group of the University of Melbourne is conducting a project...

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