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Nelson forest fire puts Scion fire research in the spotlight

The major wildfire that has burned 2300 ha of forest and surrounding grassland at Pigeon Valley near Wakefield has resulted in much publicity for Scion’s rural fire research. Scion fire scientist Veronica Clifford worked as part of the Incident Management … Continue reading

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More media coverage – risk of wildfires vs other hazards

The Scion fire team recently gained more media attention, with an article published in the January issue of North & South magazine (and online on Noted) on the risks from natural hazards to property in New Zealand. The story was … Continue reading

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Radio interview on extreme fire and climate change

Interest in wildfires and possible links with climate change is extremely high at present given the international wildfire situation, which includes devastating fires in Portugal, Greece, California and other parts of the world. Fire scientist Grant Pearce had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Recent climate change paper generates renewed interest in future fire impacts

Projections of the annual frequency of Very High and Extreme (VH + E) forest fire danger over the fire season months. A paper recently published by Scion scientists has generated renewed interest in the potential impacts of climate change on … Continue reading

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