Integration of local sociological case studies of wildfire drivers

This project will involve a global analysis of studies undertaken on local and traditional fire management and the development of a framework and methodology to integrate local level fire knowledge and information into larger scale models of fire dynamics. A key element of the approach will be to identify different forms of data derived from local level studies and to create procedures and rules that can inform the quantification and optimisation of quantitative, conceptual and decision support fire modelling. The postholder will work closely with a large number of academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students across the natural and social sciences in order to build the integrative methodology that will contribute to interdisciplinary scientific understanding of fire, its drivers, and its impacts.