Fire Centre Director
Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania Profile
David’s research is motivated by a commitment to improving the scientific basis of fire management. He is one of the co-founders of AirRater, and is currently the director of the Fire Centre, which collaborates frequently with AirRater. He is establishing the new transdisciplinary field of pyrogeography, which provides an understanding of landscape burning that unites human, physical and biological dimensions of fire from the geological past into the future and spans local to global geographic scales.
He has undertaken field research across Australia over the last 40 years and collaborates with a global network of fire scientists. His research combines a broad spectrum of techniques, ranging from molecular ecology, landscape ecology to social analysis and epidemiology.