Black Saturday: Urban sprawl and climate change remain key dangers
Our response to bushfires has improved, but risk factors like urban sprawl and climate change are being ignored says a University of Melbourne expert.
Black Saturday: Understanding disaster recovery and resilience
Black Saturday taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma; University of Melbourne experts say learning how to respond is key to helping recovery.
Learning to live with fire
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Cristina Montiel Molina discusses our attitudes to living with fire.
Black Saturday: Bushfire planning as our population grows
Bushfire planning around Australia's expanding urban environments is crucial for our increasing bushfire risk, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?
Black Saturday was the worst bushfire disaster in Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether the Royal Commission changed our fire management.
What does a wet spring mean for bushfire season?
A recent spell of wet weather in Melbourne won't make a big impact bushfire risk, says a University of Melbourne expert, with the risk remaining high.
Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?
Parts of Australia should brace themselves for a very hot summer, similar to the northern hemisphere summer, predicts University of Melbourne expert Andrew King
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.