The Hub is researching ways to improve fire management strategies and reduce the risk bushfires pose to people, property and the environment. The structure of the Hub has been set up for policy makers, planners and managers to work alongside academics, so findings can be shared, and significant outcomes can be applied without delay.
The Hub host, University of Wollongong, leads a team of world-class experts from Western Sydney University, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania and NSW fire management agencies.
The Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub has 6 major projects:
- Dynamic mapping of fire regimes, past, present and future
- Fuel, flammability and carbon dynamics
- Greenhouse gasses, particulate emissions and air quality
- Fire regime guidelines for conservation of threatened species
- Indigenous cultural burning: Exploring the links between cultural revitalisation and wellbeing
- Optimising cost-effective bushfire risk mitigation via planned burning