Project: Fire Risk Modelling | Landscape Flammability

Examining forest flammability pathways as a function of previous fire event severity

This Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) research project will examine the effect of past fire severity on subsequent fuel structure and fire hazard. By combining field work with remote sensing, this project will test approaches to using earth observation to inform operational fire management and potentially contribute to newer generations of fire modelling.

Project timeline: 01/2021 – 11/2022

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