The importance of such learning is emphasised in the Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land 2012 and the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
To become more effective at learning we have developed a bushfire science strategy:
- Bushfire science strategy [PDF File - 2.4 MB]
- Bushfire science strategy (accessible) [MS Word - 131.5 KB]
The strategy guides science investment through focusing on three strategy areas:
- policy driven investment management
- portfolio structure and flexibility
- knowledge translation
We invest externally in bushfire science, mainly through partnership arrangements with the following research organisations:
We also funds a range of other organisations to undertake research.
We have a rich history of investing in applied bushfire science both internally and externally, and have published this work in a series of reports.
Originally called Fire Research Reports (from 1977 - 2004) these are now Fire and Adaptive Management Reports (from 2008).
The reports address the themes below.
|Social research||Biological research||Physical research theme|
|Community - understanding, impacts and values||Hazard management|
Ecosystem, monitoring and resilience
Pine plantations - fuels and planned burning
Aircraft and fire retardant