Fire scientist David Bowman gives a heartfelt testimony of the danger of catastrophic bushfire around his hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. As record bush fires continue to plague the country, the work of Bowman and his colleagues to understand the causes and consequences of these events becomes ever more pressing.

Archive footage courtesy of ABC Australia

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WildFIRE PIRE is a National Science Foundation supported research project to understand fire, climate, and people globally.

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WildFIRE PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) is an international partnership focused on the causes and consequences of fire in the past, present, and future.

This partnership includes scientists, educators, and fire specialists…


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WildFIRE PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) is an international partnership focused on the causes and consequences of fire in the past, present, and future.

This partnership includes scientists, educators, and fire specialists from: Montana State University, University of Colorado, University of Idaho, Salish Kootenai College, USDA Forest Service, Australian National University, University of Auckland, University of Tasmania, Landcare Research, and Monash University. The project also involves research and land managers from US and foreign non-profit conservation organizations, who are providing internship experiences for undergraduates and timely fire information. The expertise of the team includes scientist working on fire history, fire ecology, fire climatology, fire management, cultural anthropology, biodiversity and fire conservation, and invasive species. The team also includes specialists in natural history filmmaking and outreach, international education programs, project assessment, and data management.

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