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Field Trip: 2019 Riveaux Fire at the Warra Supersite and Tahune Airwalk

Date: Saturday 21 November 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (Lunch will be served at 1.00pm)
Meeting point: Tahune Airwalk carpark
RFP CPD Points: 4.5

The IFA/AFG Tasmanian Committee invite you to join us for a field trip of the Tahune Airwalk and to review the 2019 Riveaux Fire at the Warra Supersite.
Throughout the field trip there will be presentations at the Warra Supersite from:
*  Tim Wardlaw, University of Tasmania and Principal Investigator for the Warra Supersite Introduction to the Warra Supersite, then describing the fire and it effects using measurements from the plot and sensor networks installed at the Warra Supersite
*  Jamey Furlaud, Fire Ecologist University of Tasmania Fuel accumulation in wet sclerophyll forests and its role in fire risk
*  David Taylor, Fire Planner, Parks and Wildlife Service Soil moisture and fire danger predictions in wet eucalypt forests
*  Paul Fox-Hughes, Research Meteorologist, Bureau of Meteorology Recent developments in soil dryness predictions for fire danger modelling 
*  Peter McIntosh, Manager Earth Sciences, Forest Practices Authority & Martin Moroni, IFA/AFG Tasmanian Branch Chair Fire and carbon in wet eucalypt forests / rainforest
After lunch there will presentations at Tahune Airwalk from:
*  Ken Stronach, Owner, Tahune Adventures – Owner The post-fire visitor experience at Tahune Airwalk
*  Israel Adeseko, PhD candidate, University of Tasmania Science communication to add to the visitor experience at Tahune – story of the 2019 fire from Warra measurements as a case study
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The ARC Training Centre for Forest Value is hosting three online lunchtime sessions to provide some insight into the exciting research being undertaken by our PhD students.  To register for these free, 30-minute webinars click on the Eventbrite link here.  Webinars will be held on November 4, 11 and 17 from 12.00-12.30pm.

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