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    Associate Professor Trent Penman

Associate Professor Trent Penman leads the Bushfire Behaviour and Management Group within the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. The group seeks to improve the prediction of wildfires in order to better understand and manage their impacts. To achieve this, we use applied and theoretical research projects spanning from laboratory studies, landscape fire behaviour experiments, computer prediction of fire and fire regimes and the analysis of fire management - including landscape conservation management. Climate change is a key factor for our modelling as we seek to understand future fire regimes and their impact. The team has four fire based subjects spanning undergraduate and postgraduate areas covering the theoretical aspects of fires across landscapes, the impact of fires on human assets and the environment and means of better planning for fires under current and future climates.