Disasters, planning and Australian tourism
Australia’s bushfires have cost our tourism industry billions; University of Melbourne experts say in future, tourism and disaster resilience must be integrated
How do we protect our unique biodiversity from megafires?
University of Melbourne experts say Australia's summer bushfires should remind us just how easily our unique biodiversity and ecosystems could be wiped out.
Our savage history of fighting bushfires
As Australia endures horror bushfires, a new project by the University of Melbourne is discovering the country’s historical firefighters who lost their lives.
Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news for tree regeneration
Australia’s trees have evolved with fire, most needing it for renewal, but now our forests have had too much severe fire, say University of Melbourne experts.
Bushfires and storms threaten water supply and much more
Burned forests in steep mountains can be just as hazardous after the rains come and the flames have been extinguished explain University of Melbourne experts.
How Australian wildlife live with bushfires - but the price can be high
Australia's wildlife has adapted in different ways to living with bushfires, but the costs can still be high, explains a University of Melbourne expert
Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events
As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support
The big picture of the Amazon fires
As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, a University of Melbourne experts says it’s important to understand the big picture in Brazil that led to this point
Why are our rainforests burning?
Many may think wet, humid rainforests are unburnable, but bushfires in Australia and the Amazon are proving otherwise, warns a University of Melbourne expert.
Using tech to save wine from bushfire smoke
Bushfires can ruin wine grapes with smoke contamination, but new digital tools developed at the University of Melbourne could help winemakers reduce the damage.