Fenner in the News - What is the evidence behind hazard-reduction burning?

2 December 2019

What's the difference between back-burning and hazard reduction burning? And is it the solution to reducing bushfires? Professor Phil Gibbons explains the science and explores the limitations of hazard-reduction burning in the Canberra Times.

"As a scientist who has dedicated considerable time - often at taxpayers expense - assembling evidence on house losses during bushfires, it is frustrating that more hazard-reduction burning is touted as the simple solution to our bushfire crises," Phil writes.

Read the full article at the Canberra Times website.