MR SEAN WALSH

MR SEAN WALSH

Positions

  • Fine-scale predictive models for soil and fuel moisture
  • Predicting smoke from bushfires and planned burns

Overview

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  • I am an applied scientist, interested in solving real-world problems. My skills include mathematical modelling, science communication, software development and innovation.

    My work as a Research Fellow within the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science involves fire behaviour modelling (both bushfires and planned burns). Many of Australia's landscapes have evolved to depend on fire, and this creates complex challenges for human settlements and other land uses. The fire behaviour research team seeks to provide information, analysis and predictions to help reduce the impacts of fire on life and property.

    During my career I have worked on numerical methods applied to concrete and plastics engineering, datalogging and telemetry, database design and data quality assurance, air pollution forecasting and air quality policy. I work at the interfaces between science and IT and between science and policy, with the aim of finding practical solutions within complex systems.





       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Ecological Society of Australia. Standard member 2014 -
  • Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand. Standard member 1995 -

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • Cert IV TAE40110, Victoria University of Technology 2014
  • MEnvSc, Monash University 2005
  • BE, Monash University 1987

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