People and bushfires (series) Fire is an integral part of the Australian landscape, with native flora and fauna adapted to survive or thrive in fire prone environments. Despite several hundred years of experience with fires since European settlement, people today seem to be little better at surviving bushfires. Why is it that we do do not seem to learn from the past and why are people still dying in bushfires?
A Future in Flames (series) Dr Danielle Clode lives on a bush block in a fire prone region and is a psychologist and zoologist with an enduring interest in the role of fire in the evolution and maintenance of the Australian bush; and she has been involved in research examining community safety for the Country Fire Authority during the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires. A Future in Flames is part of her series on Australian natural history.
Where there's smoke... Dr Cuong Tran from Griffith University's School of Environment introduces some major issues about fire from its ecology to its human impact.
The burning bush Dr Cuong Tran looks at the main sources of fires in our landscape and the factors that assist the initial ignition and subsequent burning.
To burn or not to burn... Dr Cuong Tran continues the series on bushfire science, this time delving into the ecological implications arising from the difference in plant flammability.