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  1. 7 February 2019 - Design

    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.

  2. 6 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. Podcast6 February 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  4. 5 February 2019 - Design

    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.

  5. 4 February 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 30 November 2018 - Go Figure

    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.

  7. 11 September 2018 - Science Matters

    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

  8. 7 January 2018 - Inside Business

    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.

  9. 13 October 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  10. 4 September 2017 - Science Matters

    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.