Claim this Date! Bushfire 2016
Bushfire 2016 | Connecting Science, People and Practice | September 28th - 30th 2016 | University of QueenslandA decade after the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) hosted the very successful 2006 Bushfire Conference, we are thrilled to announce that next year we are hosting “Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice”. Set to be the premier bushfire event of 2016, this national conference will feature internationally recognised keynote speakers, including:
• Professor Ross Bradstock
Director - Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires, University of Wollongong;
• Dr Neil Burrows
Senior Principal Research Scientist - Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia; and
• Associate Professor Alan York
Head - Fire & Biodiversity Research Program, University of Melbourne.
With a focus on applied fire ecology and fire management research, and collaborative fire projects, 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. Themes that have been proposed for inclusion as symposia include: fire ecology; Traditional Owner led fire projects; fire management for linear corridors; climate change, soils and fire; fire and land management and collaborative fire projects (i.e. successful stakeholder and community engagement). We aim to open the call for abstracts in March next year.