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Bushfire Scientist

Study of bushfire planning and management, including impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as the impact of climate change and community natural resource management.


  • Develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of bushfire management
  • Develop bushfire management theories and practices
  • Study the biological, environmental and social factors of forest fire management
  • Increase knowledge and analytical capabilities for bushfire management

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy science
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy research
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team


A Bushfire Scientist requires a degree in science or applied science majoring in bushfire science, available at universities across Australia. Research scientist or academic will usually require a masters or doctorate degree in the specialist field.

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