SEQFBC Fire Science Forum 2020 - Fire and Climate

Published 18th Dec 19 8:00 AM

This one day forum is being run by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium.

For more information and for registrations, visit their website.

Key Note Speakers include:

Dr Hamish Clarke

Dr Hamish Clarke has been a member of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires (CERMB) at UOW since 2016. He is leader of a project on optimising cost-effective prescribed burning as part of the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub. He works jointly at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) at Western Sydney University. Dr Clarke previously worked as Senior Climate and Atmospheric Scientist at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. His research focused on understanding the regional impacts of climate change, particularly on bushfire risk. He is co-convenor of Science at the Local, a community initiative bringing people and scientists together in the Blue Mountains. He is former Deputy Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum (EMCR Forum), the voice of Australia’s emerging scientists.

Owen Price

Owen conducts research on bushfire risk. This includes impacts on human health (smoke), assets (houses), and environmental values (fauna and flora). The methods involve a range of field work (e.g. monitoring reptiles or smoke), data management (including advanced Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing) and statistical modelling. The approach is a landscape one: understanding how risk varies across large areas.

This event will count as 8 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

Do you pay your own registration costs to attend? Don't forget to keep your invoice as you may be eligible to claim your education expenses on your tax return.

Event details

When: 17 March 2020

Where: Brisbane CBD
Exact location TBA

Contact: Danielle Bolton, Secretariat - SEQ Division. or 07 5429 8480.

Published 18th Dec 19 8:00 AM