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Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People & Practice

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
28 - 30 September 2016

Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice (Bushfire 2016) is a national bushfire conference to be held on 28 - 30th September, at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane. Hosted and coordinated by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium), Bushfire 2016 will be an engaging, informative and inspiring conference squarely aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, public land managers, land managers (e.g. natural resources, weed/pest, biodiversity), utility operators, planners and other fire and environmental professionals.

With a focus on applied fire ecology, fire management research, Traditional Owner fire projects and collaborative fire programs, we aim to showcase successful partnerships that translate science into practice for beneficial onground fire management and environmental outcomes, whilst supporting land owners, land managers and scientists. Bushfire 2016 is a chance to engage and network with Australia’s best fire scientists and onground managers – an opportunity to learn something new about fire and build invaluable partnerships.

The Bushfire 2016 Organising Committee are thrilled to be able to offer a limited number of Travel Grants for Indigenous and Traditional Owner presenters – thanks to generous sponsorship by GHD Australia. For more information on this fabulous opportunity please contact Dr Sam Lloyd directly.

Bushfire 2016 offers two days of concurrent sessions set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Queensland, with a catered poster session on the Wednesday evening. With further events and field trips to be announced we encourage you to join our mailing list to ensure you receive updates and alerts. Places are limited and based on enquiries to date we expect to see a great deal of interest when registrations open soon.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Bushfire 2016 Organising Committee


Key dates

  • Call for Abstracts – 15 March;
  • Early bird registration opens – 21 March;
  • Call for Abstracts closes – NOW Extended 14 June (was 23 May);
  • Notification to presenters – end of June;
  • Early bird registration closes – 29 July.