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Past Conferences/Workshops/QFBC Forums

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SEQFBC hosted Conference:

Bushfire 2006

The 10th Biennial Australasian Bushfire Conference: Bushfire2006 was held on 6 - 9 June 2006. It explored the theme Life in a Fire-Prone Environment: Translating Science into Practice and provided a forum to share new ideas on the complex issues of bushfire management.

2006 SEQFBC Conference.

SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Forums:

SEQFBC coordinate regular fire and biodiversity forums (formally known as Full Consortium Meetings) that are now open to the public. National, regional and local researchers, land managers, fire fighting professionals and policy officers are invited to speak on a range of topics from policy implications for biodiversity conservation to fire mapping and the impacts of fire on native flora and fauna (too many topics to include here). The forums also provide the opportunity for information exchange between land managers, policy officers, fire fighting professionals and researchers. 

 

SEQFBC Fire Science Forum 2017 April (111 people) Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane. (thanks to Brisbane City Council)

Chair – Chandra Wood,  Brisbane City Council

Grassy forests of North-Eastern NSW - 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 Liz Tasker: NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Fire exclusion: an emerging threatening process in Subtropical Eastern Australia

Andy Baker: Southern Cross University

Optimising the spatial planning of prescribed burns to achieve multiple objectives in a fire-dependent ecosystem

Brooke Williams: University of Queensland & Howard Taylor, The City of the Gold Coast

Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in fire-affected forests

Orpheus Butler: Griffith University

Acid frogs can stand the heat

Dr Katrin Lowe: Griffith University

Bushfire Thunderstorms: Initial insights from portable radar

Nicolas McCarthy: University of Qld

Fire as a driver of Landscape Change

Philip Stewart: University of Queensland

Multiple objectives, multiple tenures: How can we better integrate fire management across SE Qld’s fragmented landscapes

Susie Fifoot: University of Qld


 SEQFBC would like to thank the Weed Society of Queensland, Quik Corp and NRM Jobs for their support of the "Fire and Weeds" forum. 

SEQFBC October Forum –  FIRE AND WEEDS 2015(151 people), Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane. Thanks to Brisbane City Council

Chair – Mr Michael Reif -  Sunshine Coast Regional Council 

SEQFBC overview of general business

Dr Sam Lloyd & Craig Welden & SEQFBC

“Fire, weeds and healthy ecosystems, a review of current literature and practices across NSW” – using fire to manage bushland weeds in the northern NSW area

Kevin Taylor, Hotspots Fire Project - NCC NSW & NSW RFS

Link to Minyumai Seteria Grass Trials 

Frequent burning reduces Lantana camara regeneration

Dr Tom Lewis - Department of Agriculture & Fisheries

Frequent burning reduces Lantana density_Lewis T_SEQFBC Fire and Weeds Forum_October 2015 Frequent burning reduces Lantana density_Lewis T_SEQFBC Fire and Weeds Forum_October 2015 (3175 KB)


Fire regimes & ecosystem & weed resilience

Adrian Hansen, Ecological Natural Area Management

Fire_Weeds_Resilience_Adrian Hansen_SEQFBC Fire and Weeds Forum 2015 Fire_Weeds_Resilience_Adrian Hansen_SEQFBC Fire and Weeds Forum 2015 (920 KB)


Tropical weedy fire regimes

Dr Paul Williams, Vegetation Management Science

Tropical weedy fire regimes presentation_P Williams_ for SEQFBC Forum FIRE and WEEDS oct 2015 Tropical weedy fire regimes presentation_P Williams_ for SEQFBC Forum FIRE and WEEDS oct 2015 (6319 KB)


Fire and pests in  Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) statewide – post fire treatment

Peter Leeson,  QPWS

Short & long term responses of weeds to prescribed fire in Allocasuarina littoralis forest.

Dr Seonaid Melville, Vegetation Surveys Consultancy

SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Research highlighted

Fire affected habitat, forest health and the composition of cerambycid bettles - SEQFBC Scholarship program

Martyn Eliott, University of the Sunshine Coast

Cerambycid Beetles: Potential Bio-indicators of Environmental Change Associated with Fire Affected H Cerambycid Beetles: Potential Bio-indicators of Environmental Change Associated with Fire Affected H (6794 KB)


Stoichiometric patterns in the responses of landscapes, ecosystems and organisms to fire

Orpheus Butler, PhD Candidate Griffith University

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SEQFBC Autumn 2015 Forum – Island Fire (116 people), Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island

Chair – Chair  Maree Manby,   Redland City Council

SEQFBC overview of general business

Dr Sam Lloyd & Craig Welden & SEQFBC

Managing fire and risk in a fragmented, multi-tenure landscape: a South Australian perspective

Dr David McKenna Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)

Post fire recruitment and seasonal fire severity in heathland in the Eastern coastland

Dr Mark Ooi – University of Wollongong

Acid frogs can stand the heat: amphibian resilience to wildfire in coastal wetlands of eastern Australia

Dr Katrin Lowe

Effects of fire on endangered orchid Phaius australis: recovery after the Stradbroke Island fires

Laura Simmons PhD Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast

Snapshot of events that lead to the fire on Stradbroke island, the fire behaviour and associated response.

Chief Superintendent Michael Dwyer and Graeme Martin Station Officer QFES

Field Trip

Walk on Quandamooka Country (field trip)

Observations of post fire recovery

Kathy Stephens Principal Botanist ,Terrestria and Co-author of “Flora of North Stradbroke Island”, Darren Burns, Joint Management Coordinator -Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal  Corporation, Greg Litherland retired Forester and Brendan Yetman and Michael Nochling of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service..

SEQFBC November 2014 Forum – Bushfire Planning - protecting the things we value! Plus latest in fire and biodiversity research in Qld (162 people), St Lucia.

Thanks to The University of Queensland

Chair – Noel Ainsworth - SEQ Catchments

SEQFBC overview of general business

Craig Welden & Dr Mark Schuster SEQFBC

New approach being taken to bushfire risk management planning in Tasmania using bushfire modeling

Sandra Wright - Tasmania State Fire Management Council

Risk factors in the I-zone – how can planning and design modify bushfire risk

A/PROF Alan March - University of Melbourne

Next Generation Bushfire Planning - Climate change adaptation, urban growth modelling and bushfire hazard

Laura Gammon - Jenson Bowers

The new state planning policy- bushfire overlay codes for planners and the new bushfire risk mapping that includes non-remnant vegetation

Susan Merser-Nightingale -  Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning / Robert Preston -  Public Safety Business Agency

Planning for biodiversity – 2 case studies

Dr Mark Schuster - SEQFBC

Accounting for fire risk in the peri-urban zone within SE Queensland

Professor Darryl Low Choy - Griffith University   

Bushfire Responsive Architecture: Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Bushfire safety with daily life

Dr Ian Weir - Queensland University of Technology

AS3959 and Bushfire Attack Levels, and implications for bushfire planning

Philip Finnimore -  Building Codes Queensland

Strategic land use planning practices used in achieving community resilience

  Kale Hardie-Porter - GeoLink

Latest in fire and biodiversity research in Qld

Comparing the impacts of wildfire and prescribed burning on woody understorey composition and the reaction of eucalypt regeneration in a dry open forest

Ross Waldron -  University of The Sunshine Coast

Spatiotemporal characterisation of fire severity over a 23 year period in South-East Queensland using data collected with Landsat sensors

Brett Parker -  University of The Sunshine Coast

Managing fire for nature conservation in sub-tropical woodlands

Ms Emma Burgess - University of Queensland

The impact of wildfire on reptiles and micro bats in Chesterton Range National Park in Central Western Queensland.

Jon-Paul Emery - University of Queensland


April 3rd 2014, Nerang, City of Gold Coast. – attended by 73 people

Chair - Rodney Anderson - City of Gold Coast

SEQFBC overview of general business such as projects, workshops, research and fact sheets.

Craig Welden  SEQFBC

Key note presentation –

Burning spinifex: getting it right for biodiversity conservation in Queensland.

Dr Leasie Felderhof –FireScape Science

Changing Fire Regimes of South East Queensland Great Sandy Region 

Phillip Stewart - University of Queensland

Northern Rivers Fire and Biodiversity Consortium - fire and its use in Northern NSW.

Tara Patel - Northern Rivers Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Bushfire Prone Area Mapping

Robert Preston - Public Safety Business Agency

City of Gold Coast – fire management

Rodney Anderson - City of Gold Coast

Field Trip – Beachmont, City of Gold Coast

Fire management in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast

Rodney Anderson and Brett Galloway - City of Gold Coast

SEQFBC 2014 Forum invitation flyer SEQFBC 2014 Forum invitation flyer (728 KB)

SEQFBC Spring November 2013

November 2013, Mt Coot Tha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane– Attended by 134 people

Thanks to BCC

Chair – Chandra Wood – Brisbane City Council

Welcome to Phase Five of the Consortium – Noel Ainsworth SEQ Catchments

SEQFBC overview of general business such as projects, workshops, research and fact sheets.

Dr Samantha Lloyd & Craig Welden SEQFBC

Frequent and infrequent fire in wet and dry eucalypt forest: lessons from long-term fire experiments in SE Qld.

Dr Tom Lewis, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Biggest Estate on Earth - An ecologists view

Dr Rod Fensham, Queensland Herbarium

Role of fire in maintaining grassy habitats for Eastern Bristle Birds.

Dr Penny Watson, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

CAM for Roadside Burning + Somerset RC update

CAM Team -  Jules Selke, Mark Ready and Michael Patch.

Somerset RC - Trevor Page

The influence of mosaic burning on bird diversity.

Ms Emma Burgess  University of Queensland + Murray Haseler Bush Heritage Australia

QPWS SEQ Planned Burn Guidelines

David Shevill, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 

State wide bushfire prone area mapping update

Robert  Preston, Public Safety Business Agency

BOM seasonal forecast and Next Gen

Vikash Prasad, Bureau of Meteorology

SEQFBC 2013 November forum invitation flyer SEQFBC 2013 November forum invitation flyer (1029 KB)


2013 Linking Traditional Owner & Western Fire Management (83 people), Beerwah.

SEQFBC in partnership with Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Welcome to Country by Nurdon Serico (Gubbi Gubbi Elder)

Chair – David Calland - Department of Natural Resources and Mines

SEQFBC overview of general business such as projects, workshops, research and fact sheets.

Dr Samantha Lloyd & Craig Welden SEQFBC

Reconnecting fire, culture and country in the Bunya Mountains of South East Queensland.

Maurice Mickelo - Bunya Murri Ranges Program & David Calland - Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Fire Sticks Project, Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Oliver Costello - Nature Conservation Council of NSW;

Developing fire management guidelines that work in the Indigenous lands of the Gulf Savannah.

Andrew Houley - Reef Catchments NRM

mundu binaaji: Cultural Landscapes - Linking Traditional Owner & Western Fire Management

John Locke - BioCultural Consulting

The Burning Question

Bernard Trembath – Lacuna Resolve

Regular SEQFBC forum program

Fire Weather update and BOM NexGen forecasting

Fergus Adrian – Queensland Fire and Rescue Service




 

SEQFBC and Sunshine Coast RC 2013 Forum invitation flyer SEQFBC and Sunshine Coast RC 2013 Forum invitation flyer (1073 KB)

2012 November Spring Forum (60 attendees), Laidley.

Opening of Forum – Welcome by Chair Mr Peter Leeson - Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

SEQFBC overview of general business such as projects, workshops, research and fact sheets.

Dr Samantha Lloyd & Craig Welden  SEQFBC

Keynote Presentation: Forest Carbon Balance and Emission Management.

Dr Luba Volkova – University of Melbourne

Late Quaternary vegetation and fire history from the Moon Point Patterned Fen, Fraser Island.

Felicity Shapland - University of Queensland

The National Burning Program – An Overview

Dominic Adshead GHD.

Quaternary fire and vegetation history of the Wet Tropics of north-eastern Queensland

Dr Patrick Moss - University of Queensland

SEQ Catchments: Coordinated Fire Management Planning Project - Opportunities for Engagement

Dr Greg Leach SEQ Catchments

Field Trip – Grandchester

Fire management in Power easements – how to lessen the fire risk to infrastructure

Grandchester project, Coordinated Fire Management Planning Project

Highly Erodible soils and management techniques including fire management.

 

Murray Abel - Powerlink Queensland

 

Dr Greg Leach - SEQ Catchments & Murray Abel- Powerlink Queensland

Dr Greg Leach SEQ Catchments

SEQFBC Spring Forum 2012 SEQFBC Spring Forum 2012 (461 KB)

2012 Winter Forum (91 attendees), Mt Coo-tha.

Findings from the NSW Bushfire Fuels Modelling Project.

Dr Penny Watson University of Wollongong

The Big Challenge - on the tightrope of managing biodiversity and asset protection within a legal framework.

Dr Mark Schuster Logan City Council

The Roadside Burning Guidelines Project.

Dr Samantha Lloyd & Craig Welden SEQFBC

The National Burning Program – An Overview.

Dominic Adshead AFAC/GHD

Responses of small vertebrates to repeated management burns and heterogeneous fire regimes at the patch and local scales in dry eucalypt forests of southeast Queensland.

Dianna Virkki Griffith University

Late Quaternary Fire and Vegetation History of North Stradbroke Island, South East Queensland.

Dr Patrick Moss, University of Queensland

Mechanisms of rainforest persistence and recruitment in frequently burnt wet tropical eucalypt forest

Cuong Tran Serco Sodexo Defence Services.

The Northern Rivers Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Greg Banks NSWNCC

The BOM Fire Season Outlook

Matthew Bass BOM

 

SEQFBC Spring Forum 2012 SEQFBC Spring Forum 2012 (461 KB)

2011 Spring Forum (90 attendees), University of the Sunshine Coast.

The 2009 Victorian Royal Bushfires Commission and its implication for biodiversity conservation in Victoria.

A/Prof Alan York University of Melbourne

 

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The effects of fire and fragmentation upon co-occurring threatened coastal heath plants in southern Queensland.

Gabriel Conroy University of the Sunshine Coast

QPWS Planned Burn Guidelines – SEQ Region and the Climate Q project update.

David Sheville QPWS DERM

Fire mapping and its implications on management for natural areas.

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava, University of the Sunshine Coast

Fire and Fungi

Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Queensland Mycological Society of Queensland

McMullan-Fisher - Fire and Fungi - Nov 2011 McMullan-Fisher - Fire and Fungi - Nov 2011 (3944 KB)

Update on State Planning policy 1/03 Review and the State wide Natural Hazards Risk Assessment.

Robert Preston Department of Community Safety

Field Trip  - Beerwah Scientific Area

and Relocated heath land site Sippy Downs.

Dr Tom Lewis Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

Dr Alison Shapcott University of the Sunshine Coast.

 

SEQFBC Spring Forum 2011 SEQFBC Spring Forum 2011 (943 KB)

2011 June Forum (110 attendees), The Gap.

Opening of Forum - Address by the Hon Kate Jones – then Minister for Environment and Resource Management

Fuel Hazard Assessment—snapshot of the “Overall fuel hazard assessment guide”

Michael Reif – Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Bush Heritage Sites and Fire Management.

Murray Haseler, Bush Heritage Australia & Dr Paul Williams, Vegetation Management Science.

The role topography plays in creating spatial heterogeneity in fire impacts on fauna and their habitat.

Luke Collins - PhD Candidate, Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong.

Case Study– planned burns and fire behaviour.

Peter Leeson - Department of Environment and Resource Management.

Field Trip, run in conjunction with the Queensland Fire Consortium.

Topic—“Understorey composition and fire management” D’Aguilar NP

Dave Kington and Mark Burnham—Department of Environment and Resource Management.

 

SEQFBC and Queensland Bushfire Consortium Diary Claimer SEQFBC and Queensland Bushfire Consortium Diary Claimer (108 KB)

SEQFBC June 2011 Forum invitation SEQFBC June 2011 Forum invitation (338 KB)

2010 Phase 4 Full Consortium Meeting (90 attendees), Redlands Indigiscapes Centre.

NCC and NSW RFS successful Hotspots program

Waminda Parker from NSW Nature Conservation Council

Victoria’s Future Fire Project - Managing fire regimes for multiple outcomes

Andrew Blackett of Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment

SEQ Catchments Coordinated Fire Management Planning Project - Opportunities for Engagement

Shannon Mooney and Greg Leach SEQ Catchments

Queensland Bushfire Consortium Website

Andrew Houley Reef Catchments

Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission - Recommendations and implications for SEQ

Bernard Trembath QFRS

QFRS's "Prepare Act Survive" 2010/2011 campaign

Paul Storrs QFRS

Fire regimes and reptile assemblages

Diana Virkki Griffith University

NPRSP (formally DERM) Improved fire management in NP's and planned burn guidelines update".

David Shevill and Wayne Kington QPWS

SEQFBC Full Consortium meeting 2010 invite SEQFBC Full Consortium meeting 2010 invite (535 KB)

 


 

 

Other Conferences/Symposiums:

Meeting the challenges of floods and bushfires - the Energex Experience

18 November 2015, Brisbane. Russell Gordon, Energex 

In December 2013, lightning sparked bushfires on Stradbroke Island which lead to the burning of 60% of the vegetation (on the island) and causing widespread network damage. Energex responded to the event by deploying over 100 staff and had to replace a number of transmission and distribution poles. 

The following presentation will give you an insight to Energex’s bushfire risk management plans and the lessons learnt from the Stradbroke Island bushfires. 

Meeting the Challenges of floods and bushfires Meeting the Challenges of floods and bushfires (2330 KB)

Bushfire in the Landscape: Different Values, a Shared Vision

23 and 24 June 2011- NSW Teacher’s Federation Centre Sydney. 

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW Bushfire Program proudly presented it's Eighth Biennial Bushfire Conference.

This conference explored how differing values and land uses influence the application of fire in the Australian landscape and investigated the impacts this has had on biodiversity. New scientific research, policy updates and on ground management issues and success stories were presented. Facilitated sessions provided delegates with the opportunity to contribute to a shared vision for progressing ecologically sustainable bushfire management.

A copy of the presentations will be made available on the NCC of NSW Website in the coming months. 

Click here for more information.

2011 Fire Weather and Risk Workshop

September 2011 Busselton, Western Australia.

A 3 day workshop, following the main AFAC/BCRC conference, aimed at addressing key issues with fire weather and risk.

Click here for more information, including arrangements for the next Fire Weather Workshop in 2013.  

2011 Proceedings of the Fire Weather and Risk Workshop 2011 Proceedings of the Fire Weather and Risk Workshop (3130 KB)

 

2011 Bushfire Smoke Issues Research Symposium

Edith Cowan University, Perth

The syposium was structured with a series of keynote presentations and workshop sessions. Participants were able to share information and develop ideas on focus topics: smoke modelling, smoke management, composition and monitoring, human and ecological health impacts. No link can be found. 

 

Forest Fires 2008

International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires
 
The 1st International Conference on Forest Fires: Modelling, Monitoring and Management was held in Toledo, organised by the University of Castilla La-Mancha (UCLM) and the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) as part of one of their joint activities under the existing link agreement between the two institutions.
 
Post Conference Report:
Click here for more information.