Pep Turner

Perpetua (Pep) Turner (Blanks) has over 25 years’ experience working and researching forest fire ecology both in Victoria and Tasmania. She is currently employed by the Tasmania Fire Service as Manager, State Fire Management Council. Pep is responsible for supporting the SFMC ‘to enhance the efficient management of bushfire related risk in Tasmania to protect life, property and significant environmental values’. The SFMC manages the Red Hot Tips program, a free one-stop-shop practical bushfire management program for farmers and rural landholders. Pep’s main areas of interest are forest and fire ecology and delivering science to practice for strong biodiversity conservation and land management outcomes.