Research leader

Asim Mumtaz Research Leader

Research team

AlexeyVoinov Research Team
Babak Abedin Research Team

The project will explore how effectively Mechanical Fuel Load Reduction (MFLR) can be implemented with prescribed burning by exploring and mapping Tathra region.

Mapping will take into account such factors as: (1) access to the area, (2) existing land clearance regulations near residential properties, (3) terrain, elevation and slope, and (4) ecological effects of fires. will explore how wildfires have affected water quality and soils in the region. This will help in understanding short term effects of fires, impact on human settlement, economic cost, cultural aspects, ecological and environmental aspect. The project will also explore the geographical location of the area in regards to mosaic interface prescribed burning and will understand ways of educating people about the forest fuel load reduction.