The biggest personal lesson for me is to share plants and animals in the hope that this will ensure their survival.
The threats have ranged from Drought, heat, flames, embers, radiation, noise, smoke, ash and losses.
The responses include containment (in soil storage of water as well as potable water harvesting for quelling fire) Adaptation techniques (moving vulnerable plants and animals to shelter and zones of higher observation) through to use of thermal mass to shield plants and animals from heat radiation, methods of quelling embers include putting metal and rocks in the garden beds, keeping water- storing living mulch (bromiliads, cacti, pigface) rather than flammable mulch. Include filter systems and misting devices to combat smoke.
But above all, an undergound shelter or home will do many of the protective mechanisms during a drought, a heatwave and a fire.
My next home is definitely going to be underground.