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Profile

Role: Senior Principal Research Scientist with the Science and Conservation Division. Leader of the Ecosystem Science program coordinating the work of scientific and technical staff based at six work centres throughout Western Australia.

Research interests: I have worked as a scientist for 36 years studying aspects of the behaviour and ecological effects of fire in forests, shrublands and semi-arid woodlands in Western Australia. From 1996 to 2007 I was the principal Western Australian scientific investigator for Project Vesta a large-scale collaborative forest fire experiment involving CSIRO, state agencies and international scientists. Project Vesta investigated the behaviour and spread of high intensity bushfires in dry eucalypt forests with different fuel ages and understorey vegetation structures and was designed to quantify age-related changes in fuel attributes and fire behaviour in dry eucalypt forests. In February 2009 I joined a team of fire scientists assembled by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre to undertake initial investigation into aspects of the behaviour of the Victorian bushfires of Black Saturday 7 February 2009, and subsequently provided expert advice to the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission in relation to the effect of prescribed burning in mitigating the severity of these bushfires.

I have broad research interests in a variety of areas related to management of the natural environment including:

  • monitoring the response of forests and woodlands to silvicultural practices and natural disturbance events
  • climate, fire weather and interactions between bushfires and the atmosphere
  • fire regimes in semi-arid landscapes
  • dendrochronology and climate reconstruction

Academic qualification: Bachelor of Forest Science (Hons.) from the University of Melbourne (1979), and a PhD from the University of New South Wales (1997).

I am a Registered Professional Forester (#11)  with the Institute of Foresters of Australia having expertise in forest science and silvicultural practices. Current Chairman of the Western Australian Division of the Institute, and member of the National Board.

Associate Editor for the International Journal of Wildland Fire since 2010.

Member of the Royal Society of Western Australia and the International Association of Wildland Fire.


Expertise

  • Fire behaviour and management in forests, woodlands and shrublands
  • Fire ecology in forests, woodlands and shrublands
  • Silviculture of native forests
  • Forest monitoring

Brief CV

Positions held within Science Division:

  • Program Leader, Karri program 1986-1987
  • Manager, Manjimup Research Centre 1988-1997
  • Section Manager, Natural Products 1995-1997
  • Project Leader, Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management 1998-2004
  • Program Leader, Landscape Conservation 2004-2013
  • Program Leader, Ecosystem Science 2014 to the present

Co-supervised students:

  • Alison O' Donnell (PhD, University of Western Australia, 2011) Fire patterns and vegetation structure in semi-arid woodlands and shrublands in southern Western Australia
  • Jennifer Hollis (PhD, University of New South Wales, 2011) Coarse woody fuel availability and consumption in Australian forest fires
  • Jeff Cargill (PhD, Edith Cowan University, 2014) Fate of Eucalyptus marginata seed from canopy store to emergence in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia
  • Mika Peace (PhD, University of Adelaide, 2014) Simulating coupled fire and atmosphere interactions using the WRF-fire model
  • Hannah Etchells (Hons, University of Western Australia, 2016) Recovery of karri forest after a severe wildfire at Northcliffe, Western Australia

 

 


Projects

Integrated site-based monitoring of the effects of timber harvesting and silviculture in the jarrah forest (SPP 2006-003)

Long-term stand dynamics of regrowth karri forest in relation to site productivity and climate (SPP 2011-020)

Understanding the changing fire environment of south-west Western Australia (SPP 2014-001)


Publications (241)

Departmental Publications (241)

Found 241 items

2016

Hollis JJ, McCaw WL, Whitford KR, Cruz MG (2016). Woody fuel consumption by fires in open eucalypt forest in south-west Western Australia. Paper presented at the 5th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels Conference, April 11-15, 2016, Melbourne, Australia. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Manjimup. 6 p.

McCaw L (2016). Firestick Ecology: Fairdinkum Science in Plain English. 2015. By Vic Jurskis. Connor Court Publishing, Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia. 325 pages. Hardcover. AU$34.95. ISBN: 978-1-925138-74-0 (BOOK REVIEW). 12, pp. 124–125

McCaw L, Burrows N, Beecham B, Rampant P (2016). Reconstruction of the spread and behaviour of the Waroona bushfire (Perth Hills 68), 6-7 January 2016. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 39 p.

Peace M, Mattner T, Mills G, Kepert J, McCaw L (2016). Coupled fire-atmosphere simulations of the Rocky River fire using WRF-SFIRE. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 55, pp. 1151–1168

2015

Anderson WR, Cruz MG, Fernandes PM, McCaw L, Vega JA, Bradstock RA et al. (2015). A generic, empirical-based model for predicting rate of fire spread in shrublands. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, pp. 443–460

Chapman TF, McCaw WL (2015). South-west forest biodiversity survey gap analysis. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 86 p.

Cruz MG, Gould JS, Alexander ME, Sullivan AL, McCaw WL, Matthews S (2015). A Guide to Rate of Fire Spread Models for Australian Vegetation. CSIRO Land & Water Flagship, Canberra. 123 p.

Cruz MG, Gould JS, Alexander ME, Sullivan AL, McCaw WL, Matthews S (2015). Empirical-based models for predicting head-fire rate of spread in Australian fuel types. Australian Forestry 78, pp. 118–158

Hollis JJ, Gould JS, Cruz MG, McCaw WL (2015). Framework for an Australian fuel classification to support bushfire management. Australian Forestry 78, pp. 1–17

McCaw L, Middleton T (2015). Recovery of tall open eucalypt forest in south-western Australia following complete crown scorch. Fire Ecology 11(3), pp. 95–107

Peace M, Mattner T, Mills G, Keppert J, McCaw L (2015). Fire-modified meteorology in a coupled fire-atmosphere model. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54, pp. 704–720

Peace M, McCaw LW, Kepert JD, Mills GA, Mattner T (2015). WRF and SFIRE simulations of the Layman fuel reduction burn. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 65, pp. 302–317

Whitford KR, Wiseman D, McCaw WL, Bradshaw FJ (2015). Characteristics of nest trees and nest hollows used by the forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso) in south-west Western Australia: comments on Johnstone et al. (2013). Pacific Conservation Biology 21, pp. 133–145

2014

Attiwill PM, Ryan MF, Burrows N, Cheney NP, McCaw L, Neyland M (2014). Logging and fire in Australian forests: misinterpretation, data and models, and a response to Bradstock & Price (2014). Conservation Letters 7, pp. 421–422

Attiwill PM, Ryan MF, Burrows N, Cheney NP, McCaw L, Neyland M, et al. (2014). Timber harvesting does not increase fire risk and severity in wet eucalypt forests of southern Australia. Conservation Letters 7, pp. 341–354

Cruz MG, Sullivan AL, Leonard R, Malkin S, Matthews S, Gould JS et al. [McCaw WL] (2014). Fire behaviour knowledge in Australia: a synthesis of disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge on fire spread prediction capability and application.. CSIRO, Canberra. 182 p.

McCaw L, Reynen V, Zdunic K, Peace M (2014). Reconstructing the spread of landscape-scale fires in semi-arid southwestern Australia. In Advances in Forest Fire Research Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra. pp. 912–920

O'Donnell AJ, Boer MM, McCaw WL, Grierson PF (2014). Scale-dependent thresholds in the dominant controls of wildfire size in semi-arid southwest Australia. Ecosphere 5, pp. 1–13

Plucinski MP, McCaw WL, Gould JS, Wotton BM (2014). Predicting the number of daily human-caused bushfires to assist suppression planning in south-west Western Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23, pp. 520–531

2013

Burrows N, McCaw L (2013). Prescribed burning in southwestern Australian forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11, pp. E25–E34

Cruz MG, McCaw WL, Anderson WR, Gould JS (2013). Fire behaviour modelling in semi-arid mallee-heath shrublands of southern Australia. Environmental Modelling and Software 40, pp. 21–34

McCaw L (2013). Bushfire behaviour in south-west Western Australia: an overview: presented at a workshop on Bushfire Hazards Risk Assessment, Perth, 28 May 2013. PowerPoint presentation. 20 p.

McCaw L (2013). Visual assessment of fuel for fire behaviour prediction. PowerPoint presentation at Fire Behaviour Symposium: The State of the Art for Practitioners, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, October 14-16 2013. 21 p.

McCaw L (2013). Western Australia’s Weather and Climate: a Synthesis of Indian Ocean Climate Initiative Stage 3 Research. IOCI 3 Technical Synthesis Report (119 pp.), IOCI 3 Synthesis Report: Summary for Policy Makers (43 pp.), http://www.ioci.org.au/publications/ioci-stage-3/cat_view/17-iocistage-3/23-reports.html. edited by Bryson Bates, Carsten Frederiksen and Janice Wormworth CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, 2012 (BOOK REVIEW). Australian Forestry 76, p. 110

McCaw WL (2013). Managing forest fuels using prescribed fire: a perspective from southern Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 294, pp. 217–224

2012

Cheney NP, Gould JS, McCaw WL, Anderson WR (2012). Predicting fire behaviour in dry eucalypt forest in southern Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 280, pp. 120–131

McCaw L (2012). FORESTCHECK: the effects of silviculture on the structure of jarrah forest stands. Available at: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 51/2012, 2 p.

McCaw L (2012). Forests and woodlands: theme, natural resources for an expanding population. PowerPoint presentation at UWA SCIE1103 Science, Society and Communication unit. 35 p.

McCaw L, Read M (2012). Lightning fire ignitions in the Warren Region of south-west Western Australia, 1977-2012 (ABSTRACT). In Delegate handbook AFAC 12: Diverse country, common ground, Perth 28-31 August 2012 p. 54

McCaw WL, Gould JS, Cheney NP, Ellis PFM, Anderson WR (2012). Changes in behaviour of fire in dry eucalypt forest as fuels increase with age. Forest Ecology and Management 271, pp. 170–181

Meyer M, McCaw L (2012). An improved methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from fires in native vegetation in south-west Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Delegate handbook AFAC 12: Diverse country, common ground, Perth 28-31 August 2012 p. 36

Meyer M, McCaw L (2012). Calculating greenhouse gas emissions from fires in WA. PowerPoint presentation at the AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference, Perth 2012 annual conference : AFAC 12, Diverse country, common ground. 11 p.

O’Donnell A, Boer M, McCaw L, Grierson P (2012). Climatic drivers of wildfire occurrence and extent in semi-arid south-west Australia (ABSTRACT). In Conference Handbook: Ecological Society of Australia, 2012 Annual Conference, Ecology: Fundamental Science of the Biosphere: 3-7 December 2012, the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria p. 167

Peace M, McCaw L, Mills G (2012). Meteorological dynamics in a fire environment: a case study of the Layman prescribed burn in Western Australia. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 62, pp. 127–142

Pearce M, McCaw L, Mills C (2012). The unusual meteorology of the Layman prescribed burn (ABSTRACT). In Delegate handbook AFAC 12: Diverse country, common ground, Perth 28-31 August 2012 p. 42

Sullivan AL, McCaw WL, Cruz MG, Matthew S, Ellis PF (2012). Fuel, fire weather and fire behaviour in Australian ecosystems. In Flammable Australia: Fire Regimes, Biodiversity and Ecosystems in a Changing World CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood. pp. 51–77

Wotton BM, Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Taylor SW (2012). Flame temperature and residence time of fires in dry eucalypt forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 21, pp. 270–281

2011

Boer MM, Sadler RJ, Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Grierson PF (2011). Quantifying the effectiveness of fuel management in modifying wildfire behaviour: recent examples from Western Australia and Victoria (ABSTRACT). In Western Australian Bushfire Research Forum 2011, 12 and 13 October 2011: Book of Abstracts p. 29

Faivre N, Roche P, Boer MM, McCaw L, Grierson PF (2011). Characterization of landscape pyrodiversity in Mediterranean ecosystems: contrasts and similarities between south-western Australia and south-eastern France. Landscape Ecology 26, pp. 557–571

Gould J, McCaw L, Cruz M, Anderson W (2011). How good are fire behaviour models? Validation of eucalypt forest fire spread model. In Wildfire 2011: the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference, 9-13 May 2011, South Africa: Living with Fire: Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management: Sun City, South Africa, 9-13 May 2011 Conference Organising Committee, Sun City. pp. 1–6

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP (2011). Quantifying fine fuel dynamics and structure in dry eucalypt forest (Eucalyptus marginata) in Western Australia for fire management. Forest Ecology and Management 262, pp. 531–546

Hollis JJ, Anderson WR, McCaw WL, Cruz MG, Burrows ND, Ward B et al. (2011). The effect of fireline intensity on woody fuel consumption in southern Australian eucalypt forest fires. Australian Forestry 74, pp. 81–96

McCaw L (2011). Quantifying the effectiveness of fuel management in modifying wildfire behaviour: recent examples from Western Australia and Victoria (ABSTRACT). In Western Australian Bushfire Research Forum 2011, 12 and 13 October 2011: Book of Abstracts p. 28

McCaw L, Wittkuhn R (2011). Southern forest and shrubland mosaic. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. Fire Management Guideline E8, 19 p.

McCaw WL (2011). Characteristics of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest at FORESTCHECK monitoring sites in south-west Western Australia: stand structure, litter, woody debris, soil and foliar nutrients. Australian Forestry 74, pp. 254–265

McCaw WL, Robinson RM, Williams MR (2011). Integrated biodiversity monitoring for the jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest in south-west Western Australia: the FORESTCHECK project. Australian Forestry 74, pp. 240–253

O'Donnell AJ, Boer MM, McCaw WL, Grierson PF (2011). Climatic anomalies drive wildfire occurrence and extent in semi-arid shrublands and woodlands of southwest Australia. Ecosphere 2, pp. 1–15

O'Donnell AJ, Boer MM, McCaw WL, Grierson PF (2011). Vegetation and landscape connectivity control wildfire intervals in unmanaged semi-arid shrublands and woodlands in Australia. Journal of Biogeography 38, pp. 112–124

Prior L, McCaw L, Grierson P, Murphy B, Bowman D (2011). Continental contrasts in stand structures of Callitris columellaris (ABSTRACT). In Ecological Society of Australia, 2011 Annual Conference: Ecology in Changing Landscapes: Conference Handbook, 21-25 November, 2011, Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania p. 53

Pryor LD, McCaw WL, Grierson PF, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2011). Population structures of the widespread Australian conifer (Callitris collumellaris) are a bio-indicator of continental environmental change. Forest Ecology and Management 262, pp. 252–262

Reisen F, Meyer CP, McCaw L, Powell JC, Tolhurst K, Keywood MD et al. (2011). Impact of smoke from biomass burning on air quality in rural communities in southern Australia. Atmospheric Environment 45, pp. 3944–3953

Wittkuhn RS, McCaw L, Wills AJ, Robinson R, Andersen AN, van Heurck P et al. [Farr J, Liddelow G, Cranfield R] (2011). Impacts of variation in fire interval sequences on species richness and composition (ABSTRACT). In Western Australian Bushfire Research Forum 2011, 12 and 13 October 2011: Book of Abstracts p. 16

Wittkuhn RS, McCaw L, Wills AJ, Robinson R, Andersen AN, van Heurck P et al. [Farr J, Liddelow G, Cranfield R] (2011). Variation in fire interval sequences has minimal effects on species richness and composition in fire-prone landscapes of south-west Western Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 261, pp. 965–978

Wittkuhn RS, McCaw L, Wills AJ, Robinson R, Andersen AN, van Heurck P, Farr J, Liddelow G, Cranfield R, Burrows ND (2011). Resilience of open forests and shrublands to contrasting fire interval sequences in a Mediterranean environment of south-west Western Australia. In Wildfire 2011: the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference, 9-13 May 2011, South Africa: Living with Fire: Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management: Sun City, South Africa, 9-13 May 2011 Conference Organising Committee, Sun City. pp. 1–11

2010

Archibald RD, Bradshaw J, Bowen B, Close D, McCaw L, Drake P et al. (2010). Understorey thinning and burning trials are needed in conservation reserves: the case of tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala D.C.). Ecological Management and Restoration 11, pp. 108–112

Hollis JJ, McCaw WL (2010). Woody fuel consumption and carbon in the changing climate of Australia. Paper presented at the Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Caloundra, Qld, September 2009. Department of Environment and Conservation, Manjimup. 13 p.

Matthews S, Gould J, McCaw L (2010). Simple models for predicting dead fuel moisture in Eucalyptus forests. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19, pp. 459–467

McCaw L (2010). Implications of climate change for fire management in Mediterranean ecosystems in the south-west of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). pp. 55–56

McCaw L, Bannister T, Sullivan A, Tolhurst K (2010). Weather and fire behaviour during the Victorian bushfires of 7 February 2009 (ABSTRACT). p. 57

McCaw L, Robinson R (2010). FORESTCHECK: monitoring biodiversity in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest managed for timber harvesting (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 20

Mills GA, McCaw L (2010). Atmospheric stability environments and fire weather in Australia: extending the Haines Index. Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne. CAWCR Technical Report 20, 151 p.

O'Donnell AJ, Cullen LE, McCaw WL, Boer MM, Grierson PF (2010). Dendroecological potential of Callitris preissii for dating historical fires in semi-arid shrublands of southern Western Australia. Dendrochronologia 28, pp. 37–48

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L (2010). Fire intervals and biodiversity responses in the south-west of WA. Bushfire CRC, East Melbourne. Fire note 64, 4 p.

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L (2010). Project B1.1: Managing fires in forested landscapes in southern Western Australia: final report. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 41 p.

2009

Beatty P, McCaw L (2009). Bushfire control and salvage tactics in the west. 32(2), pp. 27–28

Boer M, Sadler R, Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Grierson P (2009). Long-term impacts of prescribed burning on regional extent and incidence of wildfires: evidence from fifty years of active fire management in SW-WA. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009.

Boer MM, Sadler RJ, Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Grierson PF (2009). Impact of prescribed burning on regional wildfire : SW Australia (1953-2004) (ABSTRACT). In Abstracts, 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL): Ecology in a Changing Climate: Two Hemispheres-One Globe, Brisbane, August 2009 p. 1

Boer MM, Sadler RJ, Wittkuhn RS, McCaw L, Grierson PF (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. Forest Ecology and Management 259, pp. 132–142

Hollis JJ, Anderson WR, Chapman J, Gould JS, Matthews S, McCaw WL (2009). Behind the flaming zone (POSTER). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference Incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: Conference Papers p. 512

Hollis JJ, McCaw WL (2009). Behind the flaming zone: woody fuel consumption and fireline intensity in the changing climate of Australia. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009.

Maher D, McCaw L, Yates C (2009). Vulnerability of forests in south-west Western Australia to timber harvesting under the influence of climate change: expert panel report. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 55 p.

Mills G, McCaw L (2009). Atmospheric stability environments and fire weather 1, an extended Haines Index. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009.

Mills G, McCaw L (2009). Atmospheric stability environments and fire weather 2, a case study of the Hovea fire. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009. In AFAC09 Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council and the Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, QLD, September 2009

O'Donnell A, McCaw L, Boer M, Grierson P (2009). Wildfire return intervals in semi-arid southern Western Australia: effects of fuel age and spatial structure (POSTER). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference Incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: Conference Papers p. 520

Reisen F, Meyer M, Powell J, Keywood M, McCaw L, Tolhurst K (2009). Impact of smoke from prescribed burning and wildfires on rural communities in southern Australia. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009.

Wain A, Mills G, McCaw L, Brown T (2009). Managing smoke from wildfires and prescribed burning in southern Australia. In Wildland Fires and Air Pollution Elsevier, Amsterdam. pp. 535–550

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Phelan G, Farr J, Liddelow G, van Heurck P et al. [Wills A, Robinson R, Cranfield R, Fielder J, Dornan C] (2009). Assessing the effects of contrasting fire intervals on biodiversity at a landscape scale. In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference Incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: Conference Papers Bushfire CRC, Melbourne. pp. 482–493

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Roberts P (2009). Can ecological research address socio-political factors in fire management planning? A case study in Western Australia (POSTER). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference Incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: Conference Papers p. 521

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Robinson R, Farr J, van Heurck P, Wills A, Liddelow G, Cranfield R, Andersen A (2009). Planning fire intervals for biodiversity conservation. Poster presented at the AFAC09, Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and Bushfire CRC, Gold Coast, Qld, September 2009.

Wittkuhn RS, Hamilton T, McCaw L (2009). Fire interval sequences to aid in site selection for biodiversity studies: mapping the fire regime. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 115, pp. 101–111

2008

Flaherty C, McCaw L, Grant A (2008). Tuart woodlands. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. Fire Management Guideline E4, 11 p.

Hollis JJ, Anderson WR, Chapman J, McCaw WL, Matthews S, Gould JS et al. [Burrows ND] (2008). Behind the flaming zone: coarse woody fuel consumption in Australian forest fires (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: delegate handbook p. 58

Matthews S, McCaw L, Neal J, Smith RH (2008). Fuel moisture in forests: prediction for fire management. CSIRO Forest Biosciences, Canberra. 48 p.

McCaw L (2008). Fire in the bluegums. Fire Australia winter, pp. 37–38

McCaw L (2008). Variation in age to first flowering and fruiting of Banksia baxteri and Banksia coccinea at the Stirling Range, south-western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91, pp. 269–273

McCaw L (2008). Wildfire: a century of failed forest policy: George Wuerthner (ed.), Foundation for Deep Ecology by arrangement with Island press, 2006, 350 pages, paperback, ISBN 1-59726-070-3, $89.95 from CSIRO Publishing, http://www.publish.csiro.au (BOOK REVIEW). Australian Forestry 70, pp. 276–277

McCaw L, Gould J, Cheney P (2008). Quantifying the effectiveness of fuel management in modifying wildfire behaviour (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: delegate handbook p. 34

McCaw L, Robinson R (2008). FORESTCHECK : monitoring biodiversity in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest managed for timber harvesting (ABSTRACT). In Old Forests, New Management: an International Scientific Conference on the Conservation and Use of Old-Growth Forests in the 21st Century: Program and Abstracts p. 1

McCaw WL, Gould JS, Cheney NP (2008). Existing fire behaviour models under-predict the rate of spread of summer fires in open jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest. Australian Forestry 71, pp. 16–26

McCaw WL, Gould JS, Cheney NP (2008). Quantifying the effectiveness of fuel management in modifying wildfire behaviour. Paper presented at the International Bushfire Research Conference incorporating the 15th Annual AFAC Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, 1-3 September 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Manjimup. pp. 1–8

Meyer CP, Reisen F, Luhar A, Powell J, Lee S, Cope M et al. [McCaw L] (2008). Particles, ozone and air toxic levels in rural communities during prescribed burning seasons: final report, May 2008. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Aspendale. 212 p.

Whitford K, White P, McCaw L, Durell G, Whitford E (2008). Deaths of jarrah in 2008 at Jilakin Rock: an outlying population of jarrah : a report of initial observations. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 22 p.

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Phelan G, Farr J, Liddelow G, van Heurck P et al. [Wills A, Robinson R, Cranfield R, Fielder J, Dornan C] (2008). Assessing the effects of contrasting fire intervals on biodiversity at a landscape scale (ABSTRACT). In Fire, Environment and Society: From Research into Practice, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 1-3 September 2008: the International Bushfire Research Conference incorporating the 15th AFAC Conference: delegate handbook p. 18

2007

Barber P, Ruthrof K, Archibald R, Behn G, Bougher N, Bowen B et al. [Haswell D, McCaw L] (2007). The severe and disturbing decline of an iconic Mediterranean ecosystem endemic to Western Australia. In MedEcos XI: conference proceedings: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, West Perth. pp. 13–14

Barber P, Ruthrof K, Archibald R, Behn G, Bougher N, Bowen B et al. [Haswell D, McCaw L] (2007). The severe and disturbing decline of an iconic Mediterranean ecosystem endemic to Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In MedEcos XI: conference program, information & summary abstracts: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 pp. 45–46

Barber P, Ruthrof K, Archibald R, Behn G, Bougher N, Thomas S. et al. [Haswell D, McCaw L] (2007). The severe decline of an iconic Mediterranean ecosystem endemic to Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In ESA 2007, Program and Abstracts: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia, 2007, Monday 26th November to Friday 30th November 2007 p. 63

Flaherty C, McCaw L (2007). Tuart woodlands. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. Fire Management Guideline E4, 10 p.

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP (2007). Project Vesta: field implications from forest fire behaviour research findings (ABSTRACT). In The Tassie Fire Conference: the joint AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference 2007, Hobart, Tasmania: a southerly change: handbook: 19/21 September 2007, Hotel Grand Chancellor p. 80

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Ellis PF, Knight IK, Sullivan AL (2007). Project Vesta: fire in dry eucalypt forest: fuel structure, fuel dynamics and fire behaviour. CSIRO, Canberra. 218 p.

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Ellis PF, Knight IK, Sullivan AL (2007). Project Vesta: fire in dry eucalypt forest: fuel structure, fuel dynamics and fire behaviour. PowerPoint presentation. 15 p.

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Ellis PF, Matthews S (2007). Field guide: fuel assessment and fire behaviour prediction in dry eucalypt forest. CSIRO, Perth. 82 p.

Matthews S, McCaw WL, Neal JE, Smith RH (2007). Testing a process-based fine fuel moisture model in two forest types. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37, pp. 23–35

McCaw L (2007). Callitris in the woodlands and shrublands of southern Western Australia : ancient landscapes, contemporary issues : paper for presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Foresters Conference, Coffs Harbour, 3-7 June 2007. Department of Environment and Conservation, Manjimup. 9 p.

McCaw L (2007). Contribution of prescribed fire to the management of conservation lands and multiple-use forests in Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In ESA 2007, Program and Abstracts: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia, 2007, Monday 26th November to Friday 30th November 2007 pp. 125–126

McCaw L, Cranfield R, Liddelow G, Ward B, van Heurck P, Bain K et al. [Middleton T] (2007). Post-fire response of tall eucalypt forest in southern Western Australia (POSTER ABSTRACT). In MedEcos XI: conference program, information & summary abstracts: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 p. 89

McCaw L, Marchetti P, Elliot G, Reader G (2007). Bushfire weather climatology of the Haines Index in south-western Australia. Australian Meteorological Magazine 56, pp. 75–80

McCaw L, Round-Turner R (comps) (2007). Blackwood district fire 29: Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park 6 & 7 April 2006: narrative. 33 p.

Meyer CP, Black RR, Tolhurst KG, McCaw L, Cook G, Symons R et al. (2007). An emission budget for dioxins from crop and bush fires in Australia. Organohalogen Compounds 69, pp. 2419–2422

Meyer CP, Black RR, Tolhurst KG, McCaw L, Cook G, Symons R et al. (2007). Emission of dioxins from bush fires in Australia. Organohalogen Compounds 69, pp. 307–310

O'Donnell A, McCaw L, Boer M, Grierson P (2007). Reconstructing the fire history of an unmanaged semi-arid landscape : Lake Johnston region, WA. PowerPoint presentation at The Tassie Fire Conference: the joint AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference 2007, Hobart, Tasmania: a southerly change, 19/21 September 2007, Hotel Grand Chancellor. 11 p.

O'Donnell A, McCaw L, Boer M, Grierson P (2007). Reconstructing the fire history of an unmanaged semi-arid landscape: the Lake Johnston region, Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In ESA 2007, Program and Abstracts: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia, 2007, Monday 26th November to Friday 30th November 2007 p. 135

O'Donnell A, McCaw L, Boer M, Shu L, Grierson P (2007). Reconstructing the fire history of an unmanaged semi-arid shrubland using remote sensing and dendrochronology: the Lake Johnston region, southern Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In The Tassie Fire Conference: the joint AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference 2007, Hobart, Tasmania: a southerly change: handbook: 19/21 September 2007, Hotel Grand Chancellor pp. 60–61

Pekin B, Boer M, Macfarlane C, Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Grierson P (2007). Fire history, productivity and diversity in the jarrah forest (POSTER ABSTRACT). In ESA 2007, Program and Abstracts: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia, 2007, Monday 26th November to Friday 30th November 2007 p. 204

Pekin B, Boer M, Macfarlane C, Wittkuhn R, McCaw L, Grierson P (2007). The relationship of fire to productivity in the jarrah forests of south-western Australia (ABSTRACT). In MedEcos XI: conference program, information & summary abstracts: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 p. 98

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L (2007). Studying fire regimes and biodiversity in southwestern Australia for improved land management. In MedEcos XI: conference proceedings: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, West Perth. pp. 275–276

Wittkuhn R, McCaw L (2007). Studying fire regimes and biodiversity in southwestern Australia for improved land management (ABSTRACT). In MedEcos XI: conference program, information & summary abstracts: the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 2-Wednesday 5 September 2007 pp. 121–122

2006

Matthews S, McCaw WL (2006). A next generation fuel moisture model for fire behaviour prediction (ABSTRACT). p. S91

McCaw L (2006). Farewell to 72 years service. Jun, p. 6

McCaw WL (2006). Asplenium aethiopicum recolonises karri forest following timber harvesting and burning. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89, pp. 119–122

O'Donnell A, McCaw L, Boer M, Shu L, Grierson P (2006). Fire and vegetation patterns in semi-arid southern Western Australia. Poster presented at the AFAC/IFCAA & Bushfire CRC Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre, 10-13 August, 2006. Available at: http://www.bushfirecrc.com/search/downloads/poster_progb%20-%20O'Donnell.pdf [Accessed 12 May 2010].

Wittkuhn R, Hamilton T, McCaw L (2006). Fire interval sequences to aid in site selection for biodiversity studies: mapping the fire regime. In Bushfire Conference 2006: Brisbane, 6-9 June 2006: Life in a Fire-Prone Environment: Translating Science into Practice Southeast Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Brisbane. pp. 1–6

Wittkuhn R, Hamilton T, McCaw L, Carpenter C, Metcalfe F (2006). Using historical fire data to investigate patterns of biodiversity in southwestern Australia. Poster presented at the AFAC/IFCAA & Bushfire CRC Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre, 10-13 August, 2006. Available at: http://www.bushfirecrc.com/documents/poster_progb%20-%20Wittkuhn.pdf [Accessed 2 Apr 2007].

Wittkuhn R, Hamilton T, McCaw L, Carpenter C, Metcalfe F (2006). Using historical fire data to investigate patterns of biodiversity in southwestern Australia. Poster presented at the Second Fire Managers Research Workshop, Wollongong, 2006.

2005

McCaw L, Burrows N, Armstrong R (2005). Integrating fire management and biodiversity (ABSTRACT). In Fast forward: conference handbook: Australasian Fire Authorities Council & Bushfire CRC Innovation and Technology Conference: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland New Zealand, 5-7 October 2005 p. 61

McCaw L, Hamilton T, Rumley C (2005). Application of fire history records to contemporary management issues in south-west Australian forests. In A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc., 12-17 September 2004, Augusta, Western Australia Millpress, Rotterdam. pp. 555–564

McCaw L, Hamilton T, Rumley C (2005). Application of fire history records to contemporary management issues in south-west Australian forests (ABSTRACT). In A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc, 12-17 September 2004, Augusta, Western Australia p. 61

McCaw L, Smith B (2005). Fire behaviour in a 6 year old Eucalyptus globulus plantation during conditions of extreme fire danger : a case study from south-western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 16 p.

Wittkuhn R, Hamilton T, McCaw L, Metcalfe F, Carpenter C (2005). Learning from the past: the many uses of fire history mapping (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Fast forward: conference handbook: Australasian Fire Authorities Council & Bushfire CRC Innovation and Technology Conference: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland New Zealand, 5-7 October 2005 p. 94

Wittkuhn R, Hamilton T, McCaw L, Metcalfe F, Carpenter C (2005). Learning from the past: the many uses of fire history mapping. Poster presented at the Bushfire CRC Fire Managers' Research Meeting, Beechworth, Victoria, 6-9 June 2005.

2004

Gould JS, McCaw L (2004). Risk and behaviour of fires in hardwood plantations. In Are We Prepared for Future Challenges?: the 11th Annual AFAC Conference and Inaugural Bushfire CRC Conference, 7-9th October 2004, Perth, Western Australia: Full Papers Conference Secretariat, West Perth. pp. 52–57

Gould JS, McCaw L (2004). Risk and behaviour of fires in hardwood plantations (ABSTRACT). In Are we Prepared for Future Challenges?: Program & Abstracts: the 11th Annual AFAC Conference and Inaugural Bushfire CRC Conference, 7-9th October 2004, Perth, Western Australia p. 49

Gould JS, McCaw WL, Cheney NP (2004). Project Vesta : findings, extension and validation for south-eastern Australian eucalypt forests. In Proceedings of Bushfire 2004 Conference, Adelaide SA, 25-28 May 2004 Department of Environment and Heritage, Adelaide. pp. 1–8

McCaw L, Round-Turner R (2004). Blackwood District, Fire 18, Bridgetown, 27 December 2003: fire narrative. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Manjimup. 22 p.

Meyer C, Beer T, Müller J, Gillett R, Weeks I, Powell J et al. [McCaw L] (2004). Dioxin emissions from bushfires in Australia. Department of Environment and Heritage, Canberra. 179 p.

Meyer CP, Müller JF, Beer T, Tolhurst K, McCaw L, Cook GD et al. (2004). Dioxin emissions from bushfires in Australia. Paper presented at the 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, Hobart, 2005. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 6 p.

2003

McCaw L (2003). Report of an investigation into the origin of bushfires on 15 November 2002 in the Sheepwash and Redmond areas adjoining the Hay River, south-western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Manjimup. 33 p.

McCaw L, Cheney P, Sneeuwjagt R (2003). Development of a scientific understanding of fire behaviour and use in south-west Western Australia. In Fire in Ecosystems of South-West Western Australia: Impacts and Management Backhuys, Leiden. pp. 171–187

McCaw L, Hanstrum B (2003). Fire environment of Mediterranean south-west Western Australia. In Fire in Ecosystems of South-West Western Australia: Impacts and Management Backhuys, Leiden. pp. 87–106

McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Gould JS (2003). Do eucalypt forest fires burn faster and hotter in older fuels?: implications for hazard reduction burning. In 3rd International Wildland Fire Conference & Exhibition, Incorporating 10th Annual Australasian Fire Authorities Council Conference: Urban and Rural Communities Living in Fire Prone Environments: Managing the Future of Global Problems: Conference Proceedings: 3-6 October 2003, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia Conference Organising Committee, Sydney. pp. 1–9

McCaw WL, Cheney NP, Gould JS (2003). Do eucalypt forest fires burn faster and hotter in older fuels?: implications for hazard reduction burning (ABSTRACT). In 3rd International Wildland Fire Conference & exhibition, incorporating 10th annual Australasian Fire Authorities Council Conference: urban and rural communities living in fire prone environments : managing the future of global problems: conference program: 3-6 October 2003, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia p. 115

2002

Cheney P, McCaw L, Sneeuwjagt R (2002). Development of a scientific understanding of fire behaviour and use in the south-west of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Symposium: Fire in South-Western Australian Ecosystems: Impacts and Management: Program and Abstracts, 16, 17 and 18 April 2002, the WA Turf Club Function Centre, 70 Grandstand Rd, Ascot, WA p. 13

Hopkins A, McCaw L (2002). Fire in the shrub-dominated vegetation types of south Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Symposium: Fire in South-Western Australian Ecosystems: Impacts and Management: Program and Abstracts, 16, 17 and 18 April 2002, the WA Turf Club Function Centre, 70 Grandstand Rd, Ascot, WA p. 16

Keith DA, McCaw WL, Whelan RJ (2002). Fire regimes in Australian heathlands and their effects on plants and animals. In Flammable Australia: the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 199–237

McCaw L (2002). Fire environment of the Mediterranean south-west of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Symposium: Fire in South-Western Australian Ecosystems: Impacts and Management: Program and Abstracts, 16, 17 and 18 April 2002, the WA Turf Club Function Centre, 70 Grandstand Rd, Ascot, WA p. 9

McCaw L, Gould JS, Cheney N (2002). Bluegum plantations: are we under-estimating the fire hazards?. In Private Forestry: Sustainable, Accountable and Profitable: Proceedings Australian Forest Growers 2002 National Conference: 13-16 October, 2002, Esplanade Hotel, Extravaganza Gallery, Albany, Western Australia Australian Forest Growers, Canberra. pp. 1–8

McCaw L, Neal J, Smith R (2002). Stand characteristics and fuel accumulation in a sequence of even-aged karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) stands in south-west Western Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 158, pp. 263–271

McCaw L, Sneeuwjagt R (2002). Impacts of altered fire regime on health and management of tuart forests (ABSTRACT). In Tuart Science Workshop: Managing Sustainable Tuart Ecosystems: Wednesday 24 July 2002, Technology Park Theatre, Bentley p. 1

2001

Catchpole EA, Catchpole WR, Viney NR, McCaw WL, Marsden-Smedley JB (2001). Estimating fuel response time and predicting fuel moisture content from field data. International Journal of Wildland Fire 10, pp. 215–222

Cheney P, Gould J, McCaw L (2001). The dead-man zone: a neglected area of firefighter safety. Australian Forestry 64, pp. 45–50

Gould JS, Cheney NP, McCaw L (2001). Project Vesta: research into the effects of fuel structure and fuel load on behaviour of moderate to high-intensity fires in dry eucalypt forest: progress report. In Bushfire 2001: Proceedings: Joint Bushfire/FRFANZ Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Rotorua. pp. 1–9

Gould JS, McCaw L, Cheney NP (2001). Forest plantations: are we under-estimating the fire hazards?. In Conference Proceedings: Forests in a Changing Landscape: 16th Commonwealth Forestry Conference jointly with the 19th Biennial Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, 18-25 April, 2001 Promaco Conventions, Perth. pp. 75–84

Lutze M, Ades P, Campbell R, Hickey J, McCaw L, Smith G et al. (2001). Standardised measures of regeneration success for sustainable management of Australian native forests: final report for WAPIS Project PN99.180 to address Montreal Indicator 2.1.g. Centre for Forest Tree Technology, Orbost, Vic.. 178 p.

McCaw L (2001). A workshop on environmental effects of timber harvesting in the jarrah forest: a synthesis of recent research by the Science Division, Department of Conservation & Land Management. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 4 p.

McCaw L, Gould J, Cheney N (2001). Consumption of bark fuel on jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) trees during experimental summer fires in south-western Australia. In Bushfire 2001: Proceedings: Joint Bushfire/FRFANZ Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Perth. pp. 1–6

McCaw L, Gould JS, Cheney NP (2001). Prediction of high-intensity forest fires in eucalypt forests (ABSTRACT). In Conference proceedings: Forests in a Changing Landscape: 16th Commonwealth Forestry Conference jointly with the 19th Biennial Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, 18-25 April 2001 p. 1

McCaw L, Hagan R, Gould J (2001). Managing fire in regrowth eucalypt forests. In Intensive Management of Regrowth Forests for Wood Production in Australia: a Review of Current Practice and Future Potential CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra. pp. 39–43

2000

McCaw L (2000). Synopsis of the knowledge used in prescribed burning in Victoria, Kevin G. Tolhurst and N.P. Cheney (BOOK REVIEW). Australian Forestry 63, p. 235

McCaw WL, Smith RH, Neal JE (2000). Post fire recruitment of red tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) and karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) following low-moderate intensity prescribed fires near Walpole, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3, pp. 87–94

1999

Catchpole W, Bradstock R, Choate J, Fogarty L, Gellie N, McCarthy G et al. [McCaw L] (1999). Cooperative development of prediction equations for fire behaviour in heathlands and shrublands. In Bushfire 99 Proceedings: Australian Bush Fire Conference, Albury Convention and Performing Arts Centre, Albury, Australia: 7-9 July, 1999 Charles Sturt University, School of Environmental & Information Sciences, Albury. pp. 77–83

Catchpole W, Bradstock R, Choate J, Fogarty L, Gellie N, McCarthy G et al. [McCaw L] (1999). Cooperative development of prediction equations for fire behaviour in heathlands and shrublands (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire 99 Conference Program: 6-9 July, 1999, Albury, N.S.W. p. 25

Cheney P, Gould J, McCaw L (1999). Project Vesta: predicting the behaviour of summer fires in dry eucalypt forests with fuels of differing ages (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire 99 Abstracts: 6-9 July, 1999, Albury, N.S.W. p. 1

Gould J, McCaw L, Martin T, Taylor S, Wooton M (1999). Flame measurements in moderate intensity dry eucalypt forest fires in fuels of different ages (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire 99 Abstract: 6-9 July, 1999, Albury, N.S.W. p. 1

Herford I, Gillen K, Lloyd M, Hine C, McCaw L, Keighery G et al. [Allan J] (1999). Stirling Range National Park and Porongurup National Park management plan. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 42, 72 p.

Keith DA, McCaw WL, Whelan RJ (1999). Fire in Australian heathlands: its behaviour and effects on plants and animals (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire 99 Abstract: 6-9 July, 1999, Albury, N.S.W. p. 1

Tolhurst KG, McCaw WL (1999). Fire management in forests for wood, water and biodiversity (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire 99 Abstract: 6-9 July, 1999, Albury, N.S.W. p. 1

1998

Catchpole W, Bradstock R, Choate J, Fogarty L, Gellie N, McCarthy G et al. [McCaw L] (1998). Cooperative development of equations for heathland fire behaviour. In III International Conference on Forest Fire Research, 14th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology: Proceedings. Volume I: Luso, Coimbra, 16-20 November 1998, Portugal Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial, Coimbra. pp. 631–645

Cheney NP, Gould JS, McCaw L (1998). Project Vesta: the prediction of high-intensity fire behaviour in dry eucalypt forest: progress report, July 1998 for Australasian Fire Authorities Council. CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra. 15 p.

McCaw L (1998). Research as a basis for fire management in mallee-heath shrublands of south-western Australia. In III International Conference on Forest Fire Research, 14th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology: Proceedings. Volume II: Luso, Coimbra, 16-20 November 1998, Portugal Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial, Coimbra. pp. 2335–2348

1997

Bradstock R, Catchpole W, Choate J, Fogarty L, Gellie N, McCarthy G et al. [McCaw L] (1997). Cooperative development of equations for heathland fire behaviour (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire '97: Proceedings, Australian Bushfire Conference, 8-10 July 1997, Plaza Hotel, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia p. 298

McCaw L (1997). Callitris preissii on Bald Island, Western Australia: preliminary observations on distribution, stand structure and tree age. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 8 p.

McCaw WL (1997). Predicting fire spread in Western Australian mallee-heath shrubland. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of New South Wales. 256 p.

McCaw WL, Catchpole EA (1997). Comparison of grass fuel moisture contents predicted using the McArthur Mark V Grassland Fire Danger Meter and an equation derived from the meter. Australian Forestry 60, pp. 158–160

McCaw WL, Smith RH, Neal JE (1997). Prescribed burning of thinning slash in regrowth stands of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor). 1, fire characteristics, fuel consumption and tree damage. International Journal of Wildland Fire 7, pp. 29–40

O'Connell AM, McCaw WL (1997). Prescribed burning of thinning slash in regrowth stands of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor). 2, nitrogen budgets in pre- and post-burn fuel. International Journal of Wildland Fire 7, pp. 41–49

1996

Cheney NP, Gould JS, McCaw L (1996). Project Vesta: research initiative into the effects of fuel structure and fuel load on behaviour of wildfires in dry eucalypt forest. In Proceedings: 13th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Lorne, Victoria, 1996 International Association of Wildland Fire, Moran. pp. 375–378

Herford I, Gillen K, Lloyd M, Hine C, McCaw L, Keighery G (1996). Stirling Range and Porongurup national parks draft management plan. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Management Plan 42, 94 p.

McCaw L (1996). Control and management of Cryptodiaporthe melanocraspeda canker threatening Banksia coccinea. In Control of Phytophthora and Diplodina Canker in Western Australia: Annual Report to the Endangered Species Unit, Australian Nature Conservation Agency Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. pp. 97–103

McCaw L (1996). Fire patterns in semi-arid woodlands and shrublands of southern Western Australia: notes for a seminar presented at CALM SOHQ, Como on 5 July, 1996. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 7 p.

McCaw L, Smith R, Neal J (1996). Emergence, survival and initial growth of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) on compacted and uncompacted soils. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 16 p.

McCaw WL, Neal JE, Smith RH (1996). Effects of fuel reduction burning on fire behaviour and suppression difficulty of an intense wildfire in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest: a case study. CALMScience 2, pp. 141–148

McCaw WL, Neal JE, Smith RH (1996). Fuel accumulation following prescribed burning in young even-aged stands of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor). Australian Forestry 59, pp. 171–177

McCaw WL, Smith RH, Neal JE (1996). Prescribed burning of thinning slash in regrowth stands of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor): an operational trial using helicopter ignition. CALMScience 2, pp. 133–140

Neal JE, Smith RH, McCaw WL (1996). Evaluation: Neosystems forest fuel moisture meter pre-production prototype: a report for CALMfire, December 1996. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 12 p.

Neal JE, Smith RH, McCaw WL (1996). Evaluation: Victorian Centre for Forest Tree Technology's fine fuel moisture meter: a report for CALMfire, December 1996. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 11 p.

1995

McCaw L, Rayner M (1995). Research for management of regrowth karri forest in Western Australia. Ifa Newsletter Aug., pp. 2–6

McCaw WL (1995). Predicting fire spread in Western Australian mallee-heath. CALMScience Supplement 4, pp. 35–42

McCaw WL, Burrows ND, Friend GR, Gill AM (eds) (1995). Landscape fires '93: proceedings of an Australian bushfire conference, Perth, Western Australia, 27-29 September, 1993. 4, 225 p.

McCaw WL, Catchpole EA (1995). Comparison of dead fuel moisture content predictions from the McArthur Mark V Grassland Fire Danger Meter and the corresponding equation fitted by Noble et al. (1980) (ABSTRACT). In Bushfire '95: Presented Papers: Australian Bushfire Conference, 27-30 September 1995, Hobart, Tasmania p. 1

O'Connell AM, McCaw WL (1995). Nitrogen budgets in regrowth karri following thinning and fuel reduction burning (POSTER ABSTRACT). p. 210

1994

McCaw L (1994). More fuel, bigger fire (LETTER). West Australian Jan 15, p. 11

McCaw WL (1994). Fire spread prediction in mallee-heath shrublands in south-western Australia. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, April 16-19, 1991, Missoula, Montana Society of American Foresters, Bethesda. pp. 226–233

McCaw WL, Smith RH, Neal JE (1994). Stem damage and crown recovery following high intensity fire in a 16-year-old stand of Eucalyptus diversicolor and Eucalyptus muellerana. Australian Forestry 57, pp. 76–81

1993

McCaw L (1993). Fire behaviour studies in Western Australian mallee-heath (ABSTRACT). In Abstracts: Landscape Fires Conference: Perth, Western Australia, September 27-29, 1993 p. 11

McCaw L (1993). German scientists study big trees. CALM News Mar/Apr, p. 5

McCaw L (1993). Landscape Fires '93 Conference. CALM News Jun/Jul, p. 2

McCaw L (1993). Wildfires: living with the threat. Landscope 9(1), pp. 49–52

McCaw L, Gillen K (1993). Fire. In Mountains of Mystery: a Natural History of the Stirling Range Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA. pp. 143–148

McCaw L, Smith R, Neal J (1993). Fire behaviour studies in mallee heath shrublands: Fire Program meeting, Stirling Range, 23-25 Nov. 1992 (ABSTRACT). In Summaries of presentations given at program meeting, Stirling Range N.P., 23-25 November 1992 p. 14

McCaw WL (1993). Effects of fuel-reduction burning on a Eucalyptus obliqua forest ecosystem in Victoria. Australian Journal of Botany 41, pp. 413–414

O'Connell AM, McCaw WL (1993). Nitrogen budgets in regrowth karri following thinning and fuel reduction burning (ABSTRACT). In Abstracts: Landscape Fires Conference: Perth, Western Australia, September 27-29, 1993 p. 42

1992

McCaw L (1992). Fire ecology and management. In The Jarrah Book: Proceedings of a Weekend Workshop at Perup Field Studies Centre Bridgetown-Greenbushes Friends of the Forest, Bridgetown. pp. 48–64

McCaw L (1992). Fire management in semi-arid woodlands and shrublands in the south of Western Australia. International Forest Fire News 6, pp. 18–19

McCaw L, Maher T, Gillen K (1992). Wildfires in the Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia, December 1989. 26, 19 p.

McCaw L, Simpson G, Mair G (1992). Extreme wildfire behaviour in 3-year-old fuels in a Western Australian mixed Eucalyptus forest. Australian Forestry 55, pp. 107–117

McCaw WL, Smith RH (1992). Seed release from Banksia baxteri and Hakea crassifolia following scrub-rolling and burning. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 75, pp. 47–50

1991

McCaw L (1991). 11th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Missoula, Montana, USA. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Research News 9/91, pp. 3–4

McCaw L (1991). Fire management in the western United States: some contemporary issues (ABSTRACT). p. 16

McCaw L (1991). M.R. Jacobs Fund: report on fire management in the shrublands and dry forests of the western United States. Institute of Foresters of Australia Newsletter 32(4), pp. 21–26

McCaw L (1991). Measurement of fuel quantity and structure for bushfire research and management. In Proceedings, 11-12 July, 1988, CSIRO Canberra: Conference on Bushfire Modelling and Fire Danger Rating Systems CSIRO, Canberra. pp. 147–155

1990

McCaw L (1990). Crown fires investigated. CALM News Nov, p. 3

McCaw L (1990). Focus on fire research. CALM News Sep/Oct, p. 3

McCaw L (1990). Fuel and weather conditions during burn-out operations on lightning-caused fire at Jerdacuttup River, vacant crown land, Ravensthorpe Shire, 16-18 December 1990. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 7 p.

McCaw L (1990). Predicting fire behaviour in mallee heath fuels: interim prescription, September 1990. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 6 p.

McCaw L (1990). Stirling study continues. CALM News Nov, p. 3

McCaw L (1990). The brighter side of wildfires. CALM News Feb, p. 3

1989

Bell DT, McCaw WL, Burrows ND (1989). Influence of fire on jarrah forest vegetation. In The Jarrah Forest: a Complex Mediterranean Ecosystem Kluwer, Dordrecht. pp. 203–215

Burrows N, McCaw L, Friend G (1989). Discussion. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/89, pp. 179–186

Burrows N, McCaw L, Friend G (eds) (1989). Fire management on nature conservation lands: proceedings of a national workshop, Busselton Western Australia, October 1987. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/89, 186 p.

Burrows ND, McCaw WL (1989). Fuel characteristics and bushfire control in banksia low woodlands in Western Australia. Journal of Environmental Management 31, pp. 229–236

McCaw L (1989). Chaining of buffer strips in national parks and nature reserves: an ecological perspective. Paper presented at the Workshop on Prescribed Burning Operational Changes, 20 December, 1989. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 10 p.

McCaw L (1989). Fire behaviour research in the Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia (ABSTRACT).

McCaw L, Neal J, Smith B (1989). Shrubland fire studies in the Stirling Range National Park: progress report, spring 1989 - fire behaviour study. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 14 p.

McCaw WL, Burrows ND (1989). Fire management. In The Jarrah Forest: A Complex Mediterranean Ecosystem Kluwer, Dordrecht. pp. 317–334

McCaw WL, Burrows ND (1989). Fire management. In The Jarrah Forest: a Complex Mediterranean Ecosystem Kluwer, Dordrecht. pp. 317–334

Wardell-Johnson G, McCaw WL, Maisey KG (1989). Critical data requirements for the effective management of fire on nature conservation lands in south western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/89, pp. 59–73

1988

McCaw L, Smith R, Neal J (1988). Intense fire behaviour in a 16 year old stand of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) and yellow stringybark (Eucalyptus muellerana). 3/88, 8 p.

McCaw WL (1988). Regeneration of Acacia and Kennedia from soil stored seed following an autumn fire in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 71, pp. 1–6

1987

Burrows ND, McCaw WL, Maisey KG (1987). Planning for fire management in Dryandra forest. In Nature Conservation: the Role of Remnants of Native Vegetation Surrey Beatty, Sydney. pp. 305–312

McCaw L (1987). Fire studies in shrublands: a proposal for research. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 41 p.

McCaw L (1987). Management major theme: National Fire Conference. CALM News 3(33), p. 4

McCaw L (1987). Regrowth karri treatment trials. CALM News 3(27), p. 4

McCaw L, Smith B, Neal J (1987). Fire in regenerated karri forest: a progress report, August 1987. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 10 p.

1986

McCaw L (1986). Fuel and vegetation sampling: notes for a workshop held at Woodvale, 3rd November 1986: estimating fuels in regrowth karri stands. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Manjimup. 9 p.

McCaw L (1986). Prescribed burning of regenerated karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) forest: a review of current research prepared for the Research Working Group 6 (Fire Management) meeting at Eden, N.S.W., 1986. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 21 p.

McCaw WL (1986). Behaviour and short term effects of two fires in regenerated karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) forest. 9, 25 p.

Wardell-Johnson G, McCaw L, Burrows N (1986). Objectives, priorities and methods for biological survey in forests of the south-west: discussion paper. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 8 p.

1985

McCaw L (1985). Fire management: CSIRO scientist assists research. CALM News 1(6), p. 6

McCaw L (1985). Fuel reduction burning in karri regrowth: karri management tour by senior staff. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 2 p.

McCaw WL (1985). Prescribed burning to manipulate the understorey composition of jarrah forest: a large scale trial (Hakea burn). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Manjimup. 38 p.

1983

McCaw WL (1983). Wood defect associated with fire scars on jarrah. Australian Forest Research 13, pp. 261–266

1981

McCaw L (1981). Fire and stem damage with particular reference to jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata). Forests Department, 45 p.