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20 April 2017

SEQFBC 2017 Autumn Forum

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Come along and hear from a great range of speakers and network with land managers, researchers and fire professionals for the first SEQFBC Forum of the year.

Key Note: Dr Elizabeth Tasker NSW NPWS: Vegetation change over four decades associated with reduced fire frequency in Border Ranges: loss of grassy forests and associated decline of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird
Dr Katrin Lowe (Griffith University) Acid frogs can stand the heat | Nicholas McCarthy (PhD candidate, University of Queensland (UQ) Bushfire Thunderstorms: Initial 
insights from portable radar | Susie Fifoot (PhD Candidate UQ) Multiple objectives, multiple tenures: How can we better integrate fire management across SE Qld’s 
fragmented landscapes | Andy Baker (PhD candidate, Southern Cross University) Fire exclusion: an emerging threatening process in Subtropical Eastern Australia 
SEQFBC Scholarship Students:
Orpheus Butler (PhD candidate Griffith University) Fire, carbon/nitrogen cycling within soils  |  Brooke Williams (UQ Honours Student) and Prof Kerrie Wilson (Supervisor from UQ) Fire for Biodiversity Conservation & Asset Protection


Registrations https://seqfbc2017autumnforum.eventbrite.com.au


22- 23 May 2017

6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Join our Australian and International delegates, more than 100 speakers, our exhibitors and partners at this must attend event for people working in and with the emergency and disaster management sector.

30-31 May 2017

NCC'c 2017 Bushfire Conference

Sydney, Australia

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is proud to present our 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush
We are now accepting abstracts for presentations, speed talks, and posters. Please submit abstracts by Wednesday 8th February, 2017.
Four Key Conference Themes:
  • Buildings and backyards for people, plants and animals – risk, resilience and adaptation. How can community acceptance of fire as an integral part of our natural systems be supported and broadened?
  • Using fire for restoration. How is fire being used for ecological restoration and integrated with other land management practices?
  • Fire and fauna. What has been learnt about the interactions of fire, fauna and habitat and how is this knowledge influencing on-ground management practices?
  • Fire, weeds and ferals. How can the interactions of fire, weeds and feral animal species be managed most effectively?

Monday 3 - Friday 7 July 2017

2017 National Indigenous Fire Workshop

Melsonby, Cape York

At the National Indigenous Fire Workshop you will walk with the fire, learning first-hand with traditional owners reading country, the animals, the trees, the seasons, and the cultural responsibility of looking after country. There are demonstrations of research, plant and cultural knowledge workshops that all lead to practicing culture by making country healthy through fire. Read more: https://capeyorkfire.com.au/2017-workshop


24 & 25 May 1&2 June 2017

SEQFBC Overall Fuel Hazard Assessment Training 2017

Various locations across SEQ

Our very popular Overall Fuel Hazard Assessment Training on again for 2017. SEQFBC with the help of  Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are thrilled to present our sponsors and non-members a fire training course on Overall Fuel Hazard Assessment. Mr Francis Hines will present an overview and practical training session on the ‘Overall fuel hazard assessment guide 4th edition, July 2010’ with Tim Killen (Enhanced Fire Management – Training Instructor, (QPWS) providing practical application of the training in the field as well as case studies.

To Register: https://seqfbcfuelhazardtraining2017.eventbrite.com.au

4-7 September 2017

AFAC 2017: Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management

Sydney, Australia

Collaborating and improving performance is essential for success in emergency management. Innovating in the face of disruptions and developing our people to successfully manage organisations of the future is a key challenge. Understanding what our people need in order to deliver what communities expect is no simple task. Working together is how we will deliver the best results. AFAC17 will focus on how we can work together to improve our performance, what leading the way looks like and who will benefit from our collective effort.

28 November - 2 December 2017

Fire Vision 20/20 - The 7th AFE International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Orlando, Florida

The 2017 Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.

Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles.