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A comparison of fuel hazard in recently burned and long-unburned forests and woodlands

Dixon, Kelly; Cary, Geoffrey; Worboys, Graeme; Seddon, Julian; Gibbons, Philip


Fuel hazard is often assumed to increase with fuel age, or the time-since-fire. However, studies on fuel hazard in long-unburned forests are scarce.Wemeasured overall fuel hazard in Eucalyptus forests and woodlands in south-eastern Australia at 81 sites where time-since-fire spans 0.5 years to at least 96 years. Overall fuel hazard was higher in forests and woodlands burned 6–12 years previously than those unburned for at least 96 years. The probability of high, very high or extreme overall...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF18037


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