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Land management practices associated with house loss in wildfires

Gibbons, Philip; Van Bommel, Linda; Gill, A. Malcolm; Cary, Geoffrey J.; Driscoll, Don; Bradstock, Ross A.; Knight, Emma; Moritz, Max A.; Stephens, Scott L.; Lindenmayer, David B


Losses to life and property from unplanned fires (wildfires) are forecast to increase because of population growth in peri-urban areas and climate change. In response, there have been moves to increase fuel reduction--clearing, prescribed burning, biomass removal and grazing--to afford greater protection to peri-urban communities in fire-prone regions. But how effective are these measures? Severe wildfires in southern Australia in 2009 presented a rare opportunity to address this question...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-01-18
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029212


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