It’s that time of the year again and preparations are now underway for another controlled burn in the compensatory habitat at the University of the Sunshine Coast
This controlled burn will help to reduce the fuel load and associated fire hazard risk and maintain the health of the vegetation community which contains rare and endangered plant species.
The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.
The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option for Wednesday the 30th of August.
A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.
The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.
Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services
Ph 07 5456 5448
USC wishes to advise the local neighbourhood that the prescribed burn of the Compensatory Habitat, near Bainbridge Circuit which was scheduled for today will now be conducted on the first suitable day of the following alternatives:-
Wednesday the 8th July 2015
Wednesday the 15th July 2015
Area 4 and 5 as marked on the attached map within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn. These areas are in the far corner of the University Grounds and adjacent to the University lakes, Claymore road and the Sippy Downs Residential area.
The burn is planned to commence at approximately 9am on the first of those available days and is expected to be completed by 3pm.
The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.
(Prescribed Burn Sippy Downs)
ARE YOU AGED 18-35 OR 50-85?
You have the opportunity to participate in our current research project looking at microvascular blood flow responses (USC ethics approval HREC: A/15/706)
Purpose of Research: To explore the effect of exercise intensity on calf muscle microvascular blood flow responses, and examine the effect of aging on these responses.
Who can Participate: Healthy younger adults 18-35 years of age, and healthy older adults aged 50-85. To participate in this study, you must be a non-smoker, and have no previous history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, or musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.
What will you need to do?: Participants will visit the University of the Sunshine Coast on 1 occasion, and the Nambour General Hospital on 2 separate occasions. Participation will involve measuring leg blood flow at rest and during a calf muscle exercise test. Participants will be offered travel assistance for the assessment visits and we will pay for public transportation or parking costs.
For more information, please contact the research team for details of the next step.
Researcher Contact Details
Miss Annelise Meneses (preferred contact) A/Prof Chris Askewameneses@usc.edu.au firstname.lastname@example.org 0435 890 466 07 5456 5961
Volunteers needed for exercise blood flow research @ USC.