What are the climatic and meteorological drivers for fire behaviour and fire regimes in Australian savannas?

What are the climatic and meteorological drivers for fire behaviour and fire regimes in Australian savannas?

Fires are an intrinsic part of savanna ecosystems. However fires can either be “good” or “bad”. In recent years new remote sensing products have become available that can be used to characterise fire regimes and behaviour in Australian savannas at the landscape scale, e.g. fire spread rates from bi-daily burnt area mapping, fire intensity and fire severity. This project will utilise this newly available information and combine it with meteorological and climatic information to determine the drivers for “good” and “bad” fires at a landscape scale.

Lead supervisor: Stefan Maier

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