Why we must be ready for bushfires this summer
A University of Melbourne expert warns emergency services and communities must learn from the mistakes of bushfires past, like Black Saturday, to save lives.
The opportunists after the fires
University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.
Recurring fires are threatening the iconic snow gum
The higher incidence of bushfires in recent years has devastated the snow gum population in the Victorian Alps, University of Melbourne research has found.
Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely
Climate change is increasing the incidents of extreme weather, including heatwaves and floods. University of Melbourne experts consider whether we're ready.
Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity
Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.
Bushfires: have you treated your risks?
Taking simple precautions can make all the difference when it comes to bushfire resilience.
Black Saturday: the hidden costs
A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.
Bushfires: How politics is compromising safety
As Australia's fire seasons become longer, more complex and damaging, an industrial dispute is the last thing fire-prone communities need.
Helping survivors overcome disaster trauma
Researchers will develop and pilot an online tool to identify and help survivors who are not coping with the aftermath of disasters.
Dousing the flames: The new normal
People who experience post-traumatic growth following a natural disaster don’t always return to 'normal'. Recovery can include both positive & negative outcomes