getting ready for bushfire season

With the recent weather patterns, this year's bushfire season may come earlier than expected. 

Regrowth after bushfires

Community scientists have been photographing animals and plants in the months after the Black Summer fires. Each observation is a story of survival against the odds, or of tragedy.

Resilience is a process

Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

From finding packaging solutions in bananas to using citizen science to track bush regeneration, UNSW Sydney researchers are using nature – and each other – to help tackle global problems.


The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.

Climate denialism - person with head in sand

Even those who don't question human-induced climate change can fall on the spectrum of climate denialism if they are all talk and no action, a UNSW psychology researcher argues.

Man stands in front of fire

UNSW Canberra extreme bushfire researcher and mathematical scientist, Professor Jason Sharples, has dedicated his career to understanding the complex behaviour of bushfires.


Professor John Fletcher from UNSW Engineering explains the effects of bushfires on our energy infrastructure and how consumers can help prevent outages.

fire storm

When a bushfire rages so high it creates its own thunderstorm, it becomes a 'firestorm' and makes life much more difficult for firefighters. We still have a lot to learn about what triggers them, writes Jason Sharples.

bush fire

After the catastrophic bushfires in Canberra, UNSW researchers made some fascinating discoveries, including what led to a rare fire tornado. The results of their work will be used by fire fighters to save lives in the future.