Dr Diana Virkki is Principal Scientist – Bushfire Resilience in Healthy Land and Water’s Climate Adaptation team. Diana provides technical expertise in the fields of bushfire management and mitigation, fire ecology, and strategic landscape and community resilience.
Diana primarily supports Healthy Land and Water’s Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, as well as across the broader Healthy Land and Water team. With almost a decade of experience working with a range of clients in the public and private sectors, Diana is an expert at providing tailored, best-practice outcomes that promote ecological and cultural values for resilient landscapes and communities.
Diana strongly believes in holistic and sustainable outcomes for the landscape and enjoys working with all stakeholders to achieve that goal across Queensland. Diana’s background is in wildlife ecology, with a specialty in fire management. Her PhD provided a foundation of understanding on contemporary fire regimes and their effects on flora, fauna and habitat structural features in open eucalypt forests in South East Queensland.