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Disaster Averted? How green firebreaks could shield Hobart (Hobart)

Start Date 28th Mar 2019 6:00pm
End Date 28th Mar 2019 7:30pm
Location Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre - Churchill Ave - Sandy Bay, TAS

"Could so-called green firebreaks - strips of low flammability plant-life - protect Hobart from a bushfire disaster?" That is the topic of this free public talk at the University of Tasmania.

Presenter: Dr Tim Curran, Senior Lecturer in Ecology at Lincoln University in New Zealand, and world authority on green firebreaks.


  • Justin Leonard, Leader of Bushfire Urban Design, CSIRO
  • Jane Cawson, Fire Behaviour and Management Specialist, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • John Fisher, Program Leader of the Fire and Biodiversity Bushland and Reserves Unit, Hobart City Council
  • Jamey Furlaud, PhD student, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania

Facilitator: Professor David Bowman, Director, Fire Centre Research Hub

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