bushfires

The threatened Southern Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus)

Many Australian frogs may not have been as devastatingly impacted by last summer’s fires as feared – but scientists need more data to assess the impact further.

Australian bushfire: Smoke from bushfires covers the sky and glowing sun barely seen through the haze. Catastrophic fire danger, NSW, Australia

A study involving a UNSW medical researcher has estimated the smoke-related health costs of the 2019-20 fire season – and the previous 19 fire seasons.

A bushfire in the Australian outback

With last summer’s bushfires largely out of the headlines, has the psychological distance people might feel towards climate change increased?

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

A man saving a koala in the 2020 Australian bushfire disaster.

The 2020 Australian summer barely escaped the widescale bushfires that swept over the continent.

JW Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from UNSW Business School discusses the climate change debate and the positive economic impact of reconstruction and recovery, as affected communities rebuild.

Minaret limestone formations in Jenolan Caves, NSW

Caves are easily forgotten when fire rips through the bush, but despite their robustness the long-term impact of frequent, unprecedented fire seasons presents a new challenge for subsurface geology.

Rebuild after bushfire

Suburban planning models are not suitable for bushland – so why would we continue to rebuild with them? 

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

Citizen scientists are being encouraged to photograph bushfire-affected areas to help UNSW Sydney researchers track the recovery of flora and fauna after the fires.

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People die protecting homes. They are wrong to believe their homes will protect them.

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