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Does fire play a role in the Northern BristleBird Recovery?

Recent research by Zoe Stone of the University of Queensland has found that a loss of fire, particularly increased periods of individual fire absence strongly influenced habitat extent, and northern bristlebird persistence was more likely at sites with increased fire frequency. With reduced fire, this important grassy habitat is being lost to rainforest and weed encroachment. Read more.
added 20 September 2018 

SEQFBC Fire Science Forum: Fire & Private Land Conservation

Monday 26 November 2018 – Brisbane Showgrounds
The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) are thrilled to be partnering with the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) to offer this specialist forum at the ESA annual conference this year in Brisbane.  The SEQFBC Fire Science Forum (the Forum) is squarely aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, land managers and other fire professionals.  With a focus on local research, collaborative fire programs and the relationship between fire and private land conservation, the Forum will showcase applied fire ecology and management research and private land partnerships that translate science into practice for beneficial onground outcomes. Read more: 
added 20 Sept 2018 

Fire a hot topic at the Private Land Conservation Conference

Richard Geddes, Bush Heritage’s National Fire Program Manager will lead a field trip to Queensland Trust for Nature’s 2000 ha, working cattle property called Aroona as part of this year’s Australian Land Conservation Alliance Conference, PLC18, being held in Brisbane between 24-26 October 2018. Read more. 
added 20 Sept 2018

Record low level of transmission network fire events 

August 2018. Powerlink’s record low levels of outages due to fires in recent times have been attributed to the close working relationships Powerlink Easement Officers have with landholders, state land management agencies such as Local Government and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Seqwater, and emergency services such as Rural Fire Service.  This is also supported through its membership in the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC)  and the educational and engagement programs undertaken by the SEQFBC activities across the region such as the Private Property Planning Workshops. Read more.

To Rake or not to Rake? – study into the effectiveness of prescribed burn preparation around trees

August 2018. As part of her honours project, Victoria Crepin of Griffith University, is investigating if the raking of leaf litter away from large trees protects them from increased temperatures and burning during controlled burns in dry sclerophyll forests in southeast Queensland. It is also investigating how different distances of raking effects the amount of heat the trunks are subject to during the burns. Read more

Fire Research in Australia’s fire-prone heathlands

July 2018. Mark Ooi (Senior Research Fellow from UNSW) is conducting research into post fire recovery of Australia’s heathlands and thanks to SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and HQ Plantations is extending his research into the heathlands of the South East Queensland. The overall project Mark and his team are involved with is aimed at improving conservation outcomes for planned burns. The study will help to improve understanding of post-fire recovery and recruitment of the vegetation in these areas, especially the threatened species Boronia keysii and rare B. rivularis. We are particularly interested in the effects of conducting burns in different seasons. Read more.

Newsletters

SEQFBC E-news 

The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium E-news is a regular compilation providing a general overview of international, national and regional media coverage and recent journal articles of fire and biodiversity-related issues.

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Consortium Newsletter

Our Consortium-wide newsletter provides a synopsis of the projects we are currently involved with, reviews of recent publications and interesting articles of fire and biodiversity related topics by various authors.


We hope that you enjoy reading the newsletter and we welcome any feedback.

2016

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2015

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2014

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Queensland's Fire Seasons Part 2 Seasonal Severity by Peter Leeson as highlighted in 2014 Issue is available free for down load below:

Fire Research Newsletter Ed 1 January 2014  The first edition of the SEQFBC Fire Research Newsletter. The newsletter provides a synopsis of fire related research currently being undertaken within SEQ and nine paper summaries. 

2013


In Issue 2 we provide an excerpt from an article by Mr Peter Leeson, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on Queensland's fire seasons. This is Part 1 of a series of articles by Peter on Queensland's Fire Weather. The full article can be found below.

2012

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SEQFBC Newsletter 2012 Issue 1 SEQFBC Newsletter 2012 Issue 1 (1734 KB)

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