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Price, Owen 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 -

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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


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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 wildfire spread and spotting in southern Australia 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 Comparative effects of logging and wildfire on carbon and fire dynamics in Eucalypt forests with contrasting responses to fire Wilson, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy The Influence of Fire Regimes on Forest Reptiles Roberts, Bridget

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


Investigator On


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 wildfire spread and spotting in southern Australia 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 Comparative effects of logging and wildfire on carbon and fire dynamics in Eucalypt forests with contrasting responses to fire Wilson, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy The Influence of Fire Regimes on Forest Reptiles Roberts, Bridget
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