Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice

Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice

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27-Oct-2016

Fire in the Australian Landscape 

In Australia, the impacts of fire on the environment can have positive or significantly devastating effects. Appropriate fire plays an important and positive role in maintaining the diversity of native plants, animals and fungi species in many Australian ecosystems. Fire is also imperative in renewing plant communities and facilitating healthy ecosystems, including waterways. 

Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice (Bushfire 2016), a national bushfire conference, was held on the 28th to 30th September, at the University of Queensland. Hosted and coordinated by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium.

 

Healthy Waterways and Catchments is proud to be the host organisation for the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, and to have supported the conference as a Gold Sponsor. Our support for Bushfire 2016 was made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. 


Bushfire 2016 engaged over 330 people from every state and territory of Australia, including some of the best fire scientists and emergency service fire specialists. The conference showcased successful partnerships that translated science into practice and provided a catalyst to better connect fire science with on-ground operators, managers and private land owners. Participants also had the opportunity to build invaluable partnerships, support Indigenous fire programs, learn from Indigenous fire specialists, and participate in field trips to North Stradbroke Island and the Sunshine Coast



The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium aims to assist land managers and private land holders with practical information on fire management and biodiversity and facilitate the communication of fire science. To find out more information about South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, visit fireandbiodiversity.org.au.






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