Aerial view of a prescribed in burn in the Pilbara. Photo – Paul Rampant/DBCA
Aerial view of a prescribed in burn in the Pilbara. Photo – Paul Rampant/DBCA

DBCA undertakes scientific research to inform fire management and biodiversity conservation on lands across the State. This ensures the best available scientific information is used for integrated fire management to protect communities and natural values.

Understanding factors that determine the behaviour and spread of fires in the landscape is essential for managing fire risk, undertaking prescribed burning and managing bushfires in a safe and effective way.

Fire research and technology

Fire research and development in Western Australia.

Fire regimes and biodiversity decline in the Kimberley

Researching fire history in the Mitchell River and Purnululu regions.

Landscape conservation research

Research on the complex processes that contribute to the health of WA landscapes.

Kings Park Science - Fire risk management

Fire risk management in Kings Park.
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