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The Effect of Fire on K’gari and other Australian Landscapes with Rod Fensham, Queensland Herbarium and University of Queensland
12 March 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$5
In 2019, Australia experienced the most extensive forest fires since European settlement and then in 2020, half of K’gari (Fraser Island) was burnt. There is a perception fed by the Australian media that these fires ‘destroy bushland’. On March 12th Rod Fensham, an Associate Professor with the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland will present his opinions on the ecology of fire in Australian forests. He will explain how forests, dominated by eucalypts and their allies, are fundamentally different from rainforest. Rod will generate discussion on questions such as when and how is fire a destructive force? What did we learn about fire ecology from the recent fires? Can we integrate indigenous knowledge into future fire management?
Come along to Friday Environment Forum to discover an experienced ecologist’s view on the effect of fire on our Australian landscape.
Register to attend
The forum will be at the Environment Centre for limited numbers owing to COVID restrictions. To come to the EC, it is essential to pre-register. Entry is $5 by ‘tap & go’ at the door.