Australian Institute of Alpine Studies

Dr Philip Zylstra

Portrait of Dr Philip Zylstra


University of Wollongong Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires



contact details

Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia, Tel: (02) 4221 5041

research interests


Zylstra P (2013) The historical influence of fire on the flammability of subalpine Snowgum forest and woodland. Vic Nat 130(6), 232–239.

Yebra M, Dennison PE, Chuvieco E, Riaño D, Zylstra P, Hunt ER, Danson FM, Qi Y, Jurdao S (2013) A global review of remote sensing of live fuel moisture content for fire danger assessment: Moving towards operational products. Remote Sens Environ 136, 455–468. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.05.029.

Zylstra P (2011) Development of Rapid Fuel Assessment Techniques for the Forest Flammability Model. (Canberra, ACT)

Zylstra P (2011) Defining plan structure and its obscuration profile for use in interface scene assessment. NSW OEH report to Geoscience Australia for the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool Project - Bushfire CRC. (Jindabyne, NSW)

Zylstra P (2011) Rethinking the fuel - fire relationship. InThornton RP (ed) “Proc. Bushfire CRC AFAC 2011 Conf. Sci. Day, Sept. 2011 Sydney Conv. Cent.,” Darling Harbour. Pp 87–99. (Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre: Darling Harbour)

Zylstra P (2011) Forest Flammability: Modelling and Managing a Complex System. PhD Thesis, University of NSW, Australian Defence Force Academy.

Zylstra P (2006) Physical properties determining flammability in sclerophyllous leaves and flame propagation within shrubs and trees in the Australian Alps. InViegas DX (ed) “V Int. Conf. For. Fire Res.,” Figueira da Foz, Portugal.(Figueira da Foz, Portugal)

Gill AM, Zylstra P (2005) Flammability of Australian forests. Australian Forestry 68(2), 87–93.

current research or projects

• Validation of a model demonstrating the effects of plant species composition on fire behaviour
• Investigation of remote sensing techniques to parameterise the fire behaviour model
• Measuring and modelling flammability trends in mountain forests

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