people and fire

SEMINAR: Ruth Beilin and Andrea Rawluk explore interactions between people, ecosystems and fire

In a changing climate, people are increasingly going about their daily lives in landscapes that are shaped by fire. How do residents relate to the annual risk of wildfires? Recreation in forests is known to have positive outcomes for health and wellbeing, but what are recreational experiences in recently burnt forests? How do agency staff in planning and management view and act on these issues?

Over two seminars, we explore interactions between people, ecosystems and fire. Part 1 is two presentations that investigate how different kinds of people relate to bushfire.

Living with Ecosystems and Fire – Part 1

No Rose-Coloured Glasses Here: Australian agency staff views about community responsibility, risk and resilience in bushfire safety
By Professor Ruth Beilin

Narratives of everyday practice and bushfire in residents who don’t engage with fire agencies
By Dr Andrea Rawluk

ZOOM Webinar: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 4pm-5pm
To receive the ZOOM link, please email Dr Rebecca Ford: fordr [at]

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.