A PhD project by Matt Davies in association with The Game Conservancy Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Matt is working with game keepers on Scottish grouse moors to study muirburn, the burning of heather for grouse moor management. He is using experimental fires to establish a relationship between weather conditions, fuel characteristics and the intensity and severity of the fire. Better understanding of these relationships should enable us to reduce the incidence of severe and damaging accidental fires in the future and to manage fire in a way that benefits wildlife and biodiversity.
For more information see the
FireBeaters web page about
Poster on Wildfire Research prepared for the Aberdeen Wildfire: a National Strategy 2004 conference