Professor Jason Sharples

+61 2 5114 5020
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LOCATION

Room 107 PEMS South (Bldg 26) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

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Dr Jason Sharples is an Associate Professor in the School of Science, UNSW Canberra

Research Interests
Bushfire Risk Management, Geometry, Mathematical Physics

Jason is part of the Applied and Industrial Mathematics Group and the Computational Science Initiative. He is currently Lead Chief Investigator on two ARC Discovery Indigenous Projects and Project Leader for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC's 'Spot Fire' Project. These projects all consider various aspects of extreme and dynamic bushfire propagation, the development of large conflagrations and bushfire risk management.
 

For Future Research Students: Ph.D. scholarships are available for high achieving students (with H1 /High Distinction in UG and Masters by Research) in Applied Mathematics, Combustion and Bushfire Dynamics under my supervision. If you are interested contact me at j.sharples@adfa.edu.au.

Book Chapters

Sharples J, 2018, 'Foehn Winds.', in Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires, pp. 1 - 7, https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_71-1

Dovers S; Hutchison M; Lindenmayer D; Manning A; Mills F; Perkins P; Sharples JJ; White I, 2008, 'Uncertainty, Complexity and the Environment', in Bammer G; Smithson M (ed.), Uncertainty and Risk; Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Earthscan Publications, UK, pp. 245 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849773607

Journal articles

Di Virgilio G; Evans JP; Clarke H; Sharples J; Hirsch AL; Hart MA, 2020, 'Climate Change Significantly Alters Future Wildfire Mitigation Opportunities in Southeastern Australia', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088893

Cawson JG; Hemming V; Ackland A; Anderson W; Bowman D; Bradstock R; Brown TP; Burton J; Cary GJ; Duff TJ; Filkov A; Furlaud JM; Gazzard T; Kilinc M; Nyman P; Peacock R; Ryan M; Sharples J; Sheridan G; Tolhurst K; Wells T; Zylstra P; Penman TD, 2020, 'Exploring the key drivers of forest flammability in wet eucalypt forests using expert-derived conceptual models', Landscape Ecology, vol. 35, pp. 1775 - 1798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01055-z

Storey MA; Price OF; Bradstock RA; Sharples JJ, 2020, 'Analysis of variation in distance, number, and distribution of spotting in southeast Australian wildfires', Fire, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fire3020010

Storey MA; Price OF; Sharples JJ; Bradstock RA, 2020, 'Drivers of long-distance spotting during wildfires in south-eastern Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 29, pp. 459 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF19124

Ndalila MN; J. Williamson G; Fox-Hughes P; Sharples J; M. J. S. Bowman D, 2020, 'Evolution of a pyrocumulonimbus event associated with an extreme wildfire in Tasmania, Australia', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 20, pp. 1497 - 1511, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1497-2020

Quill R; Sharples JJ; Sidhu LA, 2020, 'A Statistical Approach to Understanding Canopy Winds over Complex Terrain', Environmental Modeling and Assessment, vol. 25, pp. 231 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10666-019-09674-w

Zazali HH; Towers IN; Sharples JJ, 2020, 'A critical review of fuel accumulation models used in Australian fire management', International Journal of Wildland Fire, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF20031

Lewis SC; Blake SAP; Trewin B; Black MT; Dowdy AJ; Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE; King AD; Sharples JJ, 2020, 'Deconstructing factors contributing to the 2018 fire weather in Queensland, Australia', Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 101, pp. S115 - S122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0144.1

Z. Bahri FM; Sharples JJ, 2019, 'Sensitivity of the Empirical Mode Decomposition to Interpolation Methodology and Data Non-stationarity', Environmental Modeling and Assessment, vol. 24, pp. 437 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10666-019-9654-6

Sutherland D; Sharples JJ; Moinuddin KAM, 2019, 'The effect of ignition protocol on grassfire development', International Journal of Wildland Fire, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF19046

Thomas CM; Sharples JJ; Evans JP, 2019, 'The terminal-velocity assumption in simulations of long-range ember transport', Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, vol. 175, pp. 96 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2019.08.008

Sullivan AL; Swedosh W; Hurley RJ; Sharples JJ; Hilton JE, 2019, 'Investigation of the effects of interactions of intersecting oblique fire lines with and without wind in a combustion wind tunnel', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 28, pp. 704 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF18217

Di Virgilio G; Evans JP; Blake SAP; Armstrong M; Dowdy AJ; Sharples J; McRae R, 2019, 'Climate Change Increases the Potential for Extreme Wildfires', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, pp. 8517 - 8526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083699

Hilton JE; Sullivan AL; Swedosh W; Sharples J; Thomas C, 2018, 'Incorporating convective feedback in wildfire simulations using pyrogenic potential', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 107, pp. 12 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.05.009

Chaivaranont W; Evans JP; Liu YY; Sharples JJ, 2018, 'Estimating grassland curing with remotely sensed data', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 18, pp. 1535 - 1554, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1535-2018

Burrows N; Gill M; Sharples J, 2018, 'Development and validation of a model for predicting fire behaviour in spinifex grasslands of arid Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 27, pp. 271 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF17155

Lahaye S; Curt T; Fréjaville T; Sharples J; Paradis L; Hély C, 2018, 'What are the drivers of dangerous fires in Mediterranean France?', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 27, pp. 155 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF17087

Lahaye S; Sharples J; Matthews S; Heemstra S; Price O; Badlan R, 2018, 'How do weather and terrain contribute to firefighter entrapments in Australia?', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 27, pp. 85 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF17114

Raposo JR; Viegas DX; Xie X; Almeida M; Figueiredo AR; Porto L; Sharples J, 2018, 'Analysis of the physical processes associated with junction fires at laboratory and field scales', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 27, pp. 52 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF16173

Zhang Y; Lim S; Sharples JJ, 2017, 'Effects of climate on the size of wildfires in the Eucalyptus camaldulensis forests and the dry lands of the Riverina Bioregion, Australia', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 401, pp. 330 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.07.009

Zhang Y; Lim S; Sharples JJ, 2017, 'Wildfire occurrence patterns in ecoregions of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Australia', Natural Hazards, vol. 87, pp. 415 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-017-2770-1

Thomas CM; Sharples JJ; Evans JP, 2017, 'Modelling the dynamic behaviour of junction fires with a coupled atmosphere-fire model', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 26, pp. 331 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF16079

Sharples JJ; Cary GJ; Fox-Hughes P; Mooney S; Evans JP; Fletcher MS; Fromm M; Grierson PF; McRae R; Baker P, 2016, 'Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire', Climatic Change, vol. 139, pp. 85 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1811-1

Zhang Y; Lim S; Sharples JJ, 2016, 'Modelling spatial patterns of wildfire occurrence in South-Eastern Australia', Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, vol. 7, pp. 1800 - 1815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2016.1155501

Hilton JE; Miller C; Sharples JJ; Sullivan AL, 2016, 'Curvature effects in the dynamic propagation of wildfires', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 25, pp. 1238 - 1251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF16070

Simpson CC; Sharples JJ; Evans JP, 2016, 'Sensitivity of atypical lateral fire spread to wind and slope', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 43, pp. n/a - n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL067343

McRae RHD; Sharples JJ; Fromm M, 2015, 'Linking local wildfire dynamics to pyroCb development', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 15, pp. 417 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-417-2015

Raposo JR; Cabiddu S; Viegas DX; Salis M; Sharples J, 2015, 'Experimental analysis of fire spread across a two-dimensional ridge under wind conditions', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 24, pp. 1008 - 1022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF14150

Sullivan AL; Sharples JJ; Matthews S; Plucinski MP, 2014, 'A downslope fire spread correction factor based on landscape-scale fire behaviour', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 62, pp. 153 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.024

Simpson CC; Sharples JJ; Evans JP, 2014, 'Resolving vorticity-driven lateral fire spread using the WRF-Fire coupled atmosphere-fire numerical model', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 14, pp. 2359 - 2371, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2359-2014

Gill AM; Sharples JJ; Johnstone G, 2013, 'Edge effects on between-fire interval in landscape fragments such as fire-prone terrestrial conservation reserve', Biological Conservation, vol. 169, pp. 54 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.10.012

Sidhu H; Sharples J; Towers I; Gubernov V; wee W, 2013, 'Properties of reaction fronts in a non-adiabatic two stage exothermic-endothermic competitive reaction scheme', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/anziamj.v54i0.6302

Simpson CC; Sharples JJ; Evans J; McCabe MF, 2013, 'Large eddy simulation of atypical wildland fire spread on leeward slopes', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 22, pp. 599 - 614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12072

McRae R; Sharples JJ; Wilkes S; Walker A, 2013, 'An Australian pyro-tornadogenesis event', Natural Hazards, vol. 65, pp. 1801 - 1811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-012-0443-7

Sharples JJ; Mills GA; McRae RHD, 2012, 'Extreme drying events in the Australian high-country and their implications for bushfire risk management', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 62, pp. 157 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.22499/2.6203.004

Sharples JJ; Sidhu HS; Mcintosh A; Brindley J; Gubernov V, 2012, 'Analysis of combustion waves arising in the presence of a competitive endothermic reaction', IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 77, pp. 18 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imamat/hxr072

Sharples JJ; McRae R; Wilkes S, 2012, 'Wind-terrain effects on the propagation of wildfires in rugged terrain: fire channelling', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 21, pp. 282 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF10055

Gubernov V; Sharples JJ; Sidhu HS; Mcintosh A; Brindley J, 2012, 'Properties of combustion waves in the model with competitive exo- and endothermic reactions', Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, vol. 50, pp. 2130 - 2140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10910-012-0021-y

Fromm M; McRae R; Sharples JJ; Kablick G, 2012, 'Pyrocumulonimbus Pair in Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks, 22 November 2006', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 62, pp. 117 - 126, http://www.bom.gov.au/amoj/docs/2012/fromm.pdf

Sharples JJ; Mills G; McRae R, 2012, 'Extreme drying events in the Australian high-country and their implications for bushfire risk management', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 62, pp. 157 - 169, http://www.bom.gov.au/amoj/docs/2012/sharples.pdf

Sharples JJ, 2012, 'Fire channelling: predicting the unpredictable in bushfires', ECOS Magazine, http://www.ecosmagazine.com/?paper=EC12196

McRae R; Sharples J, 2011, 'A conceptual framework for assessing the risk posed by extreme bushfires', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, vol. 26, pp. 49 - 55, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213618000014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

McRae R; Sharples JJ, 2011, 'A conceptual framework for assessing the risk posed by extreme bushfires', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 26, pp. 47 - 53

Sharples JJ; Sidhu HS; Gubernov V, 2011, 'Analysing instability of combustion waves using the Evans function', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 52, pp. C773 - C791, http://anziamj.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/3944

Sharples JJ; McRae R, 2011, 'Evaluation of a very simple model for predicting the moisture content of eucalypt litter', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 20, pp. 1000 - 1005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF11006

Sharples JJ; Mills G; McRae R; Weber RO, 2010, 'Foehn-like winds and elevated fire danger conditions in southeastern Australia', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, vol. 49, pp. 1067 - 1095, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010JAMC2219.1

Sharples JJ; McRae R; Weber RO, 2010, 'Wind characteristics over complex terrain with implications for bushfire risk management', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 25, pp. 1099 - 1120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.016

Sharples JJ, 2010, 'Coordinate Transformations and Metric Extensions: a Rebuttal to the Relativistic Claims of Stephen J. Crothers', Progress in Physics, vol. 1, pp. L1 - L6

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