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Price, Owen F. Dr

Senior Research Fellow, Bushfire Smoke

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions
  • Senior Research Fellow - School of Environment, Air and Life Sciences 2018 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Owen conducts research on bushfire risk. This includes impacts on human health (smoke), assets (houses), and environmental values (fauna and flora).

    The methods involve a range of field work (e.g. monitoring reptiles or smoke), data management (including advanced Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing) and statistical modelling.

    The approach is a landscape one: understanding how risk varies across large areas.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Environmental Research Letters
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2018

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2018

    Published In
    The Conversation
    2018

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
     
     
     
    2017

    Published In
    Pacific Conservation Biology
     
    2016

    Published In
    Remote Sensing
    2016

    Published In
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
     
     
    2016

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2015

    Published In
    Fire Ecology
    2015

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2015

    Published In
    The Conversation
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2012

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
     
    2010

    Published In
    Ecological Applications
     
     
    2007

    Published In
    Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Proceedings - 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013
    2014

    Published In
    Geophysical Research Abstracts of EGU General Assembly 2014

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Use of satellite imagery and LiDAR to model bushfire behaviour, fuel and impacts

    The influence of fire regimes on animal communities

    Reconstructing fire regimes in pre-history

    Validating fire prediction systems (fire spread, smoke dispersion).

    Cost-benefit analysis of fire suppression strategies

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Productivity and Effectiveness of Suppression Resources and Tactics on Large Fires Simpson, Heather
    Master of Philosophy Diversity Relationships Between Standing Vegetation and Soil Seed Banks in Semi-Arid Dune Mallee Vegetation Harris, Mark
    Doctor of Philosophy Empirical analysis of spot-fire and fore brand behaviuor during extreme fire weather conditions. Storey, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Avian responses to fire regimes in montane dry sclerophyll forests of south-eastern Australia Franklin, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Severity and flammability feedbacks in SE Australian forest fire regimes Barker, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Can logging alter landscape function in fire prone forests? Wilson, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy The Influence of Fire Regimes on Forest Reptiles Roberts, Bridget
    Doctor of Philosophy Flammability of Australian Forests: Variation and Feedback Rahmani, Simin

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Owen conducts research on bushfire risk. This includes impacts on human health (smoke), assets (houses), and environmental values (fauna and flora).

    The methods involve a range of field work (e.g. monitoring reptiles or smoke), data management (including advanced Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing) and statistical modelling.

    The approach is a landscape one: understanding how risk varies across large areas.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Environmental Research Letters
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2018

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2018

    Published In
    The Conversation
    2018

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
     
     
     
    2017

    Published In
    Pacific Conservation Biology
     
    2016

    Published In
    Remote Sensing
    2016

    Published In
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
     
     
    2016

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2015

    Published In
    Fire Ecology
    2015

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
    2015

    Published In
    The Conversation
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2012

    Published In
    International Journal of Wildland Fire
     
    2010

    Published In
    Ecological Applications
     
     
    2007

    Published In
    Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Proceedings - 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013
    2014

    Published In
    Geophysical Research Abstracts of EGU General Assembly 2014

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Use of satellite imagery and LiDAR to model bushfire behaviour, fuel and impacts

    The influence of fire regimes on animal communities

    Reconstructing fire regimes in pre-history

    Validating fire prediction systems (fire spread, smoke dispersion).

    Cost-benefit analysis of fire suppression strategies

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Productivity and Effectiveness of Suppression Resources and Tactics on Large Fires Simpson, Heather
    Master of Philosophy Diversity Relationships Between Standing Vegetation and Soil Seed Banks in Semi-Arid Dune Mallee Vegetation Harris, Mark
    Doctor of Philosophy Empirical analysis of spot-fire and fore brand behaviuor during extreme fire weather conditions. Storey, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Avian responses to fire regimes in montane dry sclerophyll forests of south-eastern Australia Franklin, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Severity and flammability feedbacks in SE Australian forest fire regimes Barker, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Can logging alter landscape function in fire prone forests? Wilson, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy The Influence of Fire Regimes on Forest Reptiles Roberts, Bridget
    Doctor of Philosophy Flammability of Australian Forests: Variation and Feedback Rahmani, Simin
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