Three Hummock Island, lutruwita (Tasmania): Fieldwork Showcase

12th May 2022

Professor Simon Haberle, Matthew Adeleye and David Bowman at the Tasmania Fire Centre just completed another amazing phase of fieldwork on Three Hummock Island (lutruwita/Tasmania), combining palaeoecology and pyrogeography to develop a transdisciplinary understanding of fire in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here’s a special visual glimpse into their experience onsite!

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Check out these two live footage videos from the site as well:

Leptospermum scrub

Walking through dense Leptospermum scrub now covering large parts of the island that once were grassland - this is woody thickening - a legacy of changing land use and climate beginning with forced removal of Indigenous land management practices, including fire, 200 years ago

Melaleuca swamp forest - wetland mosaic

Listen to the sound of a remarkable southern temperate Melaleuca swamp forest - wetland mosaic on Three Hummock Island, lutruwita (Tasmania). Cores from here are shedding light on >35,000 years of climate change, island biogeography and Aboriginal land management at CHL.

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