Environment Recovery Project: Australian Bushfires

Over 46,000,000 acres has burnt so far in the 2019-2020 Australian
bushfire season in eastern Australia, including South Australia, New
South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Understanding how the
environment recovers from this unprecedented fire season is an
important scientific goal.

Burnt Gully


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a citizen scientist, your observations from recently burnt areas
are important. Providing it's safe to do so, take a walk in areas of
burnt bushland, and upload observations to the Environment Recovery
Project. We are also interested in common species just as much as rare
species.

Wombat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Plants (native and weeds): Seedling or resprout
- Animals (natives and ferals): Alive or dead, tracks and scats
- Fungi and Lichen
- Landscapes: Photos that capture scorch height (how high the fires
went) or the extent of leaves lost up to the canopy

Click here to contribute

Lizard

 

 

People
Casey Gibson
PhD Candidate
Professor Richard Kingsford
Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science
Corey Callaghan
PhD Candidate