Economics of fire management grant opportunity 


A Natural Resource Innovation Grant investigating remote sensing and the economics of fire management for sustainable pastoralism on the Cape York Peninsula is available for a Masters of Science student.

Chair of Tropical Knowledge, Professor Stephen Garnett, said the study’s results would permit pastoralists to gain improved understanding of the overall relevance of fire to sustainable production and environments.

In addition, the Cape York Peninsula Development Association and other natural resource management agencies covering the Cape York Peninsula will gain valuable economic information regarding the coordination of fire management on Cape York Peninsula pastoral properties, conservation areas and Indigenous lands.

‘The project will use current and historical individual pastoral property financial records, environmental trend records, and remotely-sensed fire scar imagery to adapt existing economic models of fire management on the Cape York Peninsula, for further application throughout northern Australia,’ he said.

For further information contact Professor Stephen Garnett, on 8946 7115, email: or Dr Adam Drucker on 8946 7707, email: