On Ground Classification of Hazard Reduction Control of Wildfire

Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

PLEASE NOTE

  • This internship is able to cover project costs for domestic students only.
  • The Industry Partner has implemented appropriate preparations to comply with Federal and State Government requirements regarding COVID-19 safety. Due to remote arrangements, this internship is now accepting applications from eligible PhD students nationwide.

ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, heritage, Aboriginal and social housing, and regional New South Wales.

DPIE serve the people of New South Wales by developing well-connected communities, preserving our environment, supporting our industries and contributing to a strong economy.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

The education of the Intern by enabling them to apply their expertise to a real-world problem, experience the company environment, develop workplace skills and improve their work-readiness.

It is expected that the Intern will work closely with DPIE researchers who will mentor them throughout the internship. The internship will enable the intern to establish and develop connections with DPIE staff, community members and project stakeholders.

This engagement will provide the Intern with practical experience working on the boundary between research and operational systems and how to manage the (sometimes) conflicting requirements of each.

RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED

The research will involve a review of case study literature relating to the observed effect of hazard reduction on wildfire control, and a review of methods for collecting and classifying observational data for further statistical analysis. Based on the literature review a method for capturing and classifying field observations relating to the effect of hazard reductions on wildfire control will be developed. This method will be trailed on a limited set of case studies. The research will culminate in a report outlining the results of the trial and recommendations for future development.

SKILLS WISH LIST

If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • Essential post-graduate level education in social science
  • Desirable post-graduate level education in GIS

RESEARCH OUTCOMES

  • The internship work plan will result in the following outputs:
  • Literature review of the observed effect of fuel hazard reduction treatments on wildfire control
  • Literature review of the methods for collecting and codifying observational data.
  • A document outlining proposed system for codifying field observations
  • Document case study trial

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

LOCATION:
Sydney, NSW or can be completed remotely
DURATION:
5 months
CLOSING DATE:
15/07/2020
ELIGIBILITY:
Domestic students only
REF NO:
APR - 1473

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