Friday , December 1 2023

National Fire Fuels Science Webinar – The thing about hazard reduction (webinar 1 of 3)

This is a recording of the first webinar in the National Fire Fuels Science Webinar series, hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the Australian Academy of Science.

This live webinar took place on 6 May 2020 across several locations in Australia, discussing the topic: ‘The thing about hazard reduction: why is it so difficult and divisive?’

Speakers include:

0:20 Dr Richard Thornton, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
3:58 Gary Morgan, Global Wildland Fire Management Services
6:05 Dr Sarah Harris, Country Fire Authority
13:35 Sascha Rundle, ABC Emergency Broadcasting
22:34 Oliver Costello, Firesticks Alliance
30:12 Justin Leonard, CSIRO

For more information about this webinar series, including the presentation slides from this video, visit

Replay webinar two in the series, ‘The science of hazard reduction: what do we know and what are the knowledge gaps’

Links to publications mentioned by Dr Richard Thornton:

Leavesley A, Wouters M, Thornton R (2020) Prescribed burning in Australasia: The science, practice and politics of burning the bush, Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and Centre of Prescribed Burning, Available from the AFAC Shop from late May 2020:

Adaptive prescribed burning in Australia for the early 21st century – context, status, challenges. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 29 (4 and 5), Available at:

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