UNSW experts advising on the bushfire crisis

UNSW academics are available for interview on the bushfires, discussing links to climate change, and how fires affect our health and water supplies


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UNSW academics whose work and research digs into the deeper causes and effects of bushfires are available for interview today.

  • Associate Professor Scott David Mooney, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, is an expert in bushfire, fire history, past climate change, climate variability, and human impacts.

    Contact Sherry Landow 0466 634 161


  • Professor Mike Letnic, Centre for Ecosystem Science, can advise on effects bushfires have on native animals, as well as terrestrial ecology, ecosystem restoration, management of invasive species, and predators.

    Contact Sherry Landow 0466 634 161


  • Dr Christine Cowie, environmental epidemiologist, is an expert in the health effects of exposure to bushfire smoke and air pollution.

    Contact Sherry Landow on 0466 634 161


  • Professor Stuart Khan, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is an expert on the impact of extreme weather events on water quality.

    Contact Caroline Tang 0466 634 161