SEQFBC Annual Fire Science Forum

Monday 26 November 2018

The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) are thrilled to be partnering with ESA to offer this specialist forum at ESA 2018 in Brisbane.  The SEQFBC Annual Fire Science Forum (the Forum) is aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, land managers and other fire professionals.  With a focus on local research, collaborative fire programs and the relationship between fire and private land conservation, the Forum will showcase applied fire ecology, fire management and private land partnership projects.

The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Established in 1998, the SEQFBC partners together with 19 stakeholder organisations to support private landholders, public land managers, utility providers and fire agencies to improve onground fire management and biodiversity conservation, and build landholder/manager capacity through engagement, training, technical expertise and research.   The SEQFBC strives to translate science into practice for onground land and fire managers by facilitating fire science in the SEQ region, supporting student research (via a Research Student Scholarship Program) and providing regular fire science updates.  In 2016, the SEQFBC hosted and coordinated the national bushfire conference, Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice, sponsored by ESA, the event was highly successful and attended by over 330 people.  For more information visit:

How to register

You can register to attend the SEQFBC Fire Science Forum (held on Monday 26 November) via our Eventbrite page: or you can attend this as part of your full ESA18 Conference Registration.

Registration fee (if attending ONLY the SEQFBC Fire Science Forum):

$66 incl. GST. for partners of the SEQFBC (Concession 1)*

$88 incl. GST for students and Traditional Owners (Concession 2)*

$176 incl. GST for non-SEQFBC partners (Full Ticket)*

*excludes Eventbright registration and credit card fees. Please see the registration page for details.

Keynote Speaker: Richard Geddes, National Fire Program Manager with Bush Heritage Australia


Presentation topics include monitoring for adaptive fire management, fire and seed ecology, prescribed burning, fire management on private land and indigenous fire management.  Presentations will be organised into two themes:

  1. Local fire research projects – including a report from the current recipient of the SEQFBC Fire Research Student Scholarship; and
  2. Fire and Private Land Conservation.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the role of fire in the Australian landscape, fire as a land management tool, fire ecology and/or fire management, especially those interested in private land conservation and cross-agency collaborations.  Presenters are encouraged to showcase local fire research projects and innovative and successful partnerships.


Dr Samantha Lloyd –, Manager, SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Craig Welden –, Coordinator, SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium