The Bushfire Research Group is at the forefront of bushfire research in Australia and globally, with research focus in the areas of dynamic fire propagation, extreme fire development, severe fire weather events, fire behaviour modelling, ember spread, bushfire risk at the wildland-urban interface, and more.
The Bushfire Research Group’s mission is to improve understanding of bushfire and associated processes, their relation to firefighter and community safety and sustainable environmental outcomes.
We do this by:
Bringing together experts across a range of fields, the Bushfire Research Group is developing scientifically rigorous models to integrate with fire safety and risk management systems, as well as conducting fundamental and applied research into bushfire behaviour and propagation.
UNSW Canberra builds on UNSW’s strength in science and climate change research with the work of the Bushfire Research Group. With your support, UNSW researchers will literally fight fire with maths, generating vital new knowledge and innovations to mitigate the increasing Australian and global threat of extreme fire behaviour.
With your collaboration and support, the Bushfire Research Group will literally fight fire with maths, generating vital new knowledge and innovations to mitigate the increasing Australian and global threat of extreme fire behaviour.
The Bushfire Research Group is driving breakthroughs in fundamental and applied research into bushfire behaviour and propagation, including coupled/dynamic effects. We're developing scientifically rigorous models that integrate with fire safety and risk management systems.
From peer-reviewed journal articles, reports and our research displayed in poster format, the Bushfire Research Group has released a wide range of publications.
A partnership between UNSW Sydney and Flame Security International has produced BAL-40 accredited FSA FIRECOAT paint that could help prevent the spread of bushfires.