Improved fire management has occurred in North Australia over the past decade due to applied research into fire affects, the development of web-based fire and habitat mapping, greenhouse gas emissions calculations, and the adoption of traditional Indigenous fire management knowledge.
Dr Andrew Edwards has helped develop a program of techniques for fire and vegetation mapping, including extensive field sampling, applying spatial science to fire ecology.
The program covers a wide range of fire metrics and fire effects analyses, on weeds, native vegetation, avian fauna and broad land use, but most particularly on Aboriginal and Conservation land, working with Indigenous and National Park Rangers.
The program is looking for prospective students who have an interest in mapping, ecology and developing tools to assist natural resource management. Prospective students who have an interest in these areas are encouraged to contact Dr Andrew Edwards for further information.