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Research Article

The Relationship between Particulate Pollution Levels in Australian Cities, Meteorology, and Landscape Fire Activity Detected from MODIS Hotspots

  • Owen F. Price mail,

    oprice@uow.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Grant J. Williamson,

    Affiliation: School of Plant Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Sarah B. Henderson,

    Affiliation: Environmental Health Services, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Fay Johnston,

    Affiliations: School of Plant Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • David M. J. S. Bowman

    Affiliation: School of Plant Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047327

About the Authors

Owen F. Price
School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Grant J. Williamson, Fay Johnston, David M. J. S. Bowman
School of Plant Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Sarah B. Henderson
Environmental Health Services, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fay Johnston
Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: oprice@uow.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DMJSB OFP SBH FJ. Performed the experiments: GW. Analyzed the data: GW OFP. Wrote the paper: OFP DMJSB GW SBH FJ.