Project: Future Fires

Towards a shared understanding of future fire

We have entered an era which some call the Pyrocene. It is a time of escalating and increasingly complex interactions between humans and fire. If we are to live with fire, we must understand it and how it is changing in response to both global warming and our own efforts to manage it. Understanding, however, is not enough. The only way out of the “Valley of Death” between research and impact is through meaningful engagement with decision makers and the public. This Westpac-funded fellowship targets major knowledge gaps in the future trajectory of fire risk.

Project timeline: 06/2022 – 06/2025

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