AFAC. (2017) National Guidelines for Prescribed Burning Strategic and Program Planning – National Burning Project sub-project 4. Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited, East Melbourne, Victoria.
To provide national best-practice guidelines for prescribed burning.
 Boer M. M., Sadler R. J., Wittkuhn R. S., McCaw W. L. & Grierson P. F. (2009) Long-term impacts of prescribed burning on regional extent and incidence of wildfires—Evidence from 50 years of active fire management in SW Australian forests. For. Ecol. Manage. 259 , 132–142. [online]. Available from: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378112709007294 [Accessed March 2, 2012].
To measure the effectiveness of prescribed burning for wildfire mitigation in the Warren bioregion
 Bowman D. M. J. S., Murphy B. P., Neyland D. L. J., Williamson G. J. & Prior L. D. (2014) Abrupt fire regime change may cause landscape-wide loss of mature obligate seeder forests. Glob. Chang. Biol. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12433. [online]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24132866 [Accessed January 22, 2014].
To test the vulnerability of E. delegatensis forests to ecosystem collapse
 Bradshaw S. D., Dixon K. W., Lambers H., Cross A. T., Bailey J. & Hopper S. D. (2018) Understanding the long-term impact of prescribed burning in mediterranean-climate biodiversity hotspots, with a focus on south-western Australia. Int. J. Wildl. Fire 27 , 643–657.
To summarise existing work on the efficacy and effects of prescribed burning in SW Australia, and to foreshadow its ecological impacts..
 Burrows N. D. (1999) Fire behaviour in Jarrah forest fuels. I: Laboratory experiments CALMScience 3 , 31–56.
To determine the relationship between the weight of jarrah surface litter and fire behaviour
 Burrows N. D. (1999) Fire behaviour in Jarrah forest fuels. II: Field experiments CALMScience 3 , 57–84.
To determine the relationship between the weight of jarrah surface litter and fire behaviour
 Burrows N. & McCaw L. (2013) Prescribed burning in southwestern Australian forests. Front. Ecol. Environ. 11, e25-e34.
To describe and analyse prescribed burning in SW Western Australia.
 Cheney N. P., Gould J. S., McCaw W. L. & Anderson W. R. (2012) Predicting fire behaviour in dry eucalypt forest in southern Australia. For. Ecol. Manage. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.06.012. [online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.06.012.
To build a model of fire behaviour in dry eucalypt forest using slected fuel descriptors
 Cui X., Alam M. A., Perry G. L. W., Paterson A. M., Wyse S. V & Curran T. J. (2019) Green firebreaks as a management tool for wildfires: Lessons from China. J. Environ. Manage. 233 , 329–336. [online]. Available from: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0301479718314658.
To treview the extensive Chinese literature documenting the effectiveness of green fire breaks in China
 Dixon K. M., Cary G. J., Worboys G. L., Seddon J. & Gibbons P. (2018) A comparison of fuel hazard in recently burned and long-unburned forests and woodlands. Int. J. Wildl. Fire 27 , 609–622.
To examine the trends in an operational measure of fire risk (overall fuel hazard) in long-unburnt forests
 Fernandes P. A. M. (2015) Empirical support for the use of prescribed burning as a fuel treatment. Curr. For. Reports doi: 10.1007/s40725-015-0010-z. [online]. Available from: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40725-015-0010-z.
To document observational evidence supporting the value of prescribed burning
 Fernandes P. A. M. & Botelho H. S. (2003) A review of prescribed burning effectiveness in fire hazard reduction. Int. J. Wildl. Fire.
To document evidence of prescribed fire effectiveness
 Gibbons P., Gill A. M., Shore N., Moritz M. A., Dovers S. & Cary G. J. (2018) Options for reducing house-loss during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs. Landsc. Urban Plan.
To quantify the protective value to houses afforded by fuel treatments other than tree and shrub clearance
 Gibbons P., van Bommel L., Gill A. M. et al. (2012) Land management practices associated with house loss in wildfires. PLoS One 7 , e29212. [online]. Available from: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=3260958&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract [Accessed March 9, 2012].
To quantify the protective value to houses afforded by fuel treatments
 Gifford R. M. & Howden M. (2001) Vegetation thickening in an ecological perspective: Significance to national greenhouse gas inventories. Environ. Sci. Policy 4 , 59–72.
To summarise the drivers of vegetation thickening and their influence on the carbon balance
 Gosper C. R., Prober S. M. & Yates C. J. (2013) Multi-century changes in vegetation structure and fuel availability in fire-sensitive eucalypt woodlands. For. Ecol. Manage. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.005. [online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.005.
To measure long-term fuel dynamics in a semi-arid woodland
 Harrington G. N. & Sanderson K. D. (1994) Recent contraction of wet sclerophyll forest in the wet tropics of Queensland due to invasion by rainforest. Pacific Conserv. Biol. 1 , 319.
To measure rates and determine drivers of succession from tropical wet sclerophyll forest to rainforest.
 Haslem A., Kelly L. T., Nimmo D. G. et al. (2011) Habitat or fuel? Implications of long-term, post-fire dynamics for the development of key resources for fauna and fire. J. Appl. Ecol. 48 , 247–256.
To measure changes in habitat and fuel parameters in mallee woodland over a 110-year chronosequence.
 Jenkins M. E., Collins L., Price O. F. et al. (2016) Environmental values and fire hazard of eucalypt plantings. Ecosphere 7 , e01528.
To model the flammability of eucalypt plantations relative to surrounding pasture
 Kenny S. A., Bennett A. F., Clarke M. F. & Morgan J. W. (2018) Time-since-fire and climate interact to affect the structural recovery of an Australian semi-arid plant community. Austral Ecol. 43 , 456–469. [online]. Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/aec.12582.
To measure long-term vegetation dynamics in a semi-arid woodland
 Kitzberger T., Aráoz E., Gowda J. H., Mermoz M. & Morales J. M. (2012) Decreases in fire spread probability with forest age promotes alternative community states, reduced resilience to climate variability and large fire regime shifts. Ecosystems 15 , 97–112.
To simulate the landscap effects of various forest ages with positive feedbacks
 Lindenmayer D. B., Hobbs R. J., Likens G. E., Krebs C. J. & Banks S. C. (2011) Newly discovered landscape traps produce regime shifts in wet forests. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 108 , 15887–15891.
To describe and define the concept of a landscape trap, using E. regnans as an example
 McArthur A. G. (1967) Fire behaviour in Eucalypt forests. Forestry and Timber Bureau Leaflet 107. In: 9th Commonwealth Forestry Conference p. 26 Canberra, ACT.
To propose a model of fire behaviour
 McCaw W. L. (2013) Managing forest fuels using prescribed fire - A perspective from southern Australia. For. Ecol. Manage. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.09.012. [online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.09.012.
To summarise the theoretical and empirical arguments in support of prescribed fire
 Penman T. D., Bradstock R. & Price O. (2014) Reducing wildfire risk to urban developments: Simulation of cost-effective fuel treatment solutions in south eastern Australia. Environ. Model. Software 52, 166-75.
To identify the most cost-effective way to reduce risk to urban areas from wildfire
 Price O. F. & Bradstock R. A. (2010) The effect of fuel age on the spread of fire in sclerophyll forest in the Sydney region of Australia. Int. J. Wildland Fire 19, 35-45.
To examne the influence of fuel age on the extent of unplanned fire
 Price O. F. & Bradstock R. A. (2012) The efficacy of fuel treatment in mitigating property loss during wildfires: Insights from analysis of the severity of the catastrophic fires in 2009 in Victoria, Australia. J. Environ. Manage.
To examine the efficacy of various fuel treatments in mitigating fire severity and property loss from a major fire event.
 Price O. F., Pausas J. G. H., Govender N. et al. (2015) Global patterns in fire leverage: the response of annual area burnt to previous fire. Int. J. Wildl. Fire 24 , 297–306.
To catalogue leverage values from diverse forests across the globe, and determine whether leverage is proportional to the annual area burnt by wildfires.
 Price O. F., Penman T. D., Bradstock R. A., Boer M. M. & Clarke H. G. (2015) Biogeographical variation in the potential effectiveness of prescribed fire in south-east Australia. J. Biogeogr. 42 , 2234–2245. [online]. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jbi.12579/full.
To explore biogeographical patterns in the efficacy of prescribed burning by calculating leverage
 Sneeuwjagt R. J. & Peet G. B. (1976) Forest fire behaviour tables for Western Australia. Forests Department Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
No research involved or evidence presented. The authors presented a series of tables defining rates of fire spread in some West Australian forest types.
 Sullivan A. L., Surawski N. C., Crawford D. et al. (2018) Effect of woody debris on the rate of spread of surface fires in forest fuels in a combustion wind tunnel. For. Ecol. Manage. 424 , 236–245. [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.04.039.
To empirically measure the effect of woody debris on rates of fire spread.
 Taylor C., McCarthy M. A. & Lindenmayer D. B. (2014) Nonlinear effects of stand age on fire severity. Conserv. Lett. 7 , 355–370. [online]. Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/conl.12122 [Accessed October 30, 2014].
To measure the relationship between stand age and severity of the 2009 Black Saturday fires in E. regnans forest
 Tepley A. J., Veblen T. T., Perry G. L. W., Stewart G. H. & Naficy C. E. (2016) Positive feedbacks to fire-driven deforestation following human colonization of the South Island of New Zealand. Ecosystems 19 , 1325–1344.
To examine the fire-vegetation feedbacks that facilitated historic ecosystem collapse across New Zealand
 Tolhurst K. G. & McCarthy G. (2016) Effect of prescribed burning on wildfire severity: a landscape-scale case study from the 2003 fires in Victoria. Aust For 79, 1-14.
To examine the effects of prescribed burning on the severity of unplanned fires.
 Tiribelli F., Kitzberger T. & Morales J. M. (2018) Changes in vegetation structure and fuel characteristics along post-fire succession promote alternative stable states and positive fire-vegetation feedbacks. J. Veg. Sci. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12620. [online]. Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jvs.12620.
To characterise flammability feedbacks in fores vs. shrublands
 Tiribelli F., Morales J. M., Gowda J. H., Mermoz M. & Kitzberger T. (2018) Non-additive effects of alternative stable states on landscape flammability in NW Patagonia: Fire history and simulation modelling evidence. Int. J. Wildl. Fire doi: 10.1071/WF18073.
To determine whether landscape flammability was controlled by the dominant vegetation
 Tng D. Y. P., Murphy B. P., Weber E. et al. (2012) Humid tropical rain forest has expanded into eucalypt forest and savanna over the last 50 years. Ecol. Evol. 2 , 34–45. [online]. Available from: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=3297176&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract%5Cn%3CGo to ISI%3E://WOS:000312442000003.
To quantify the rate of tropical rainforest expansion into wet sclerophyll forest, and predict future cover in the absence of fire.
 Wilson N., Cary G. J. & Gibbons P. (2018) Relationships between mature trees and fire fuel hazard in Australian forest. Int. J. Wildl. Fire.
To test for relationships between the cover of mature trees and understorey density
 Zylstra P. J. (2013) The historical influence of fire on the flammability of subalpine Snowgum forest and woodland. Vic. Nat. 130 , 232–239. [online]. Available from: http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1332/.
To identify the long-term flammability dynamics in subalpine snowgum forest and woodland, and validate the predicted drivers
 Zylstra P. J. (2018) Flammability dynamics in the Australian Alps. Austral Ecol. 43 , 578–591. [online]. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aec.12594.
To identify the long-term flammability dynamics across a diverse range of forests in south-eastern Australia
 Zylstra P. J., Bradstock R. A., Bedward M. et al. (2016) Biophysical mechanistic modelling quantifies the effects of plant traits on fire severity: species, not surface fuel loads determine flame dimensions in eucalypt forests. PLoS One 11 , e0160715. [online]. Available from: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160715.
To quantify the biophysical drivers of fire behaviour and severity, combine these in a mechanistic model, and validate predictions against a diverse dataset.