Mark Gardener who has been working on the Knowledge-based Fire
Management Project will be leaving that project and joining an
environmental consultancy based in Darwin.
Mark has spent the past year helping to developing best practice
fire management guidelines for Northern Australia which involved
developing a database of plant responses to fire and talking to a
range of fire managers in the Top End about their information
He has also been developing a strategic weed management plan on
Aboriginal land in the top end of Northern Territory which will be
published soon by the CRC.
Mark will be starting a job as senior plant ecologist at Earth
Water and Life Sciences, an environmental consulting firm based in
Darwin. Core business in mine-site rehabilitation but have many
other interests such as contracts on military land.
His position as a Fire Project Officer will be taken over by
Kelly Menadue who has recently completed a Masters in Tropical
Environmental Management at Charles Darwin University.
Before joining the TS–CRC she was employed at the Key
Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management at CDU working on the
Kakadu Landscape Change Project.
She is currently compiling and summarising a list of journal
articles relevant to fire in northern Australia which will be
available via the web later in the year.
In taking over from Mark she will be continuing his work on fire
sensitive species and subsequently meeting with the relevant
Bushfires Council Regional Fire Coordinators to discuss this
information. She looks forward to meeting you all in the near