Research leader

Rachel Bessell Research Leader

Research team

Musa Kilinc Research Team
Darcy Prior Research Team
Rob Sandford
Rob Sandford Research Team
Dr Stuart Matthews Research Team
Dr Lachlan McCaw Research Team
Dr Andrew Sullivan
Dr Andrew Sullivan Research Team

Commissioned by CFA, this research developed a procedural guide for developing consistent bushfire investigation case studies for fire behaviour analysts across Australia. The project team tested the utilisation and application of the guide in cropland fire incidents. Current fire behaviour and risk modelling in cropping areas is based on a grassland spread model that was not designed for the purpose. The research examined how fires behave in crops and stubble by implementing this guide for cropland fires during the 2017/18 fire season.

Download A guide to reconstructing cropland fires here.