Fire Ecology Study
Year 12 ecosystems students went on an excursion to Namadgi National Park to investigate the influence of fire severity on the regeneration of Eucalypt species after the January 2003 Canberra Fires.
Students visited two sites in order to collect data on the regrowth of Alpine Ash. Michael Doherty, CSIRO scientist and PhD Candidate, assisted with the study and taught students about bushfire science and the response of different Eucalyptus species to bushfires. It was a really fun and educational experience despite the wet and cold conditions. Fortunately, a lunch stop at Bull’s Head included a campfire and some hot chocolate to warm everyone up.