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Scientific and social challenges for the management of fire-prone wildland-urban interfaces

Gill, A. Malcom; Stephens, Scott L.


At their worst, fires at the rural-urban or wildland-urban interface cause tragic loss of human lives and homes, but mitigating these fire effects through management elicits many social and scientific challenges. This paper addresses four interconnected management challenges posed by socially disastrous landscape fires. The issues concern various assets (particularly houses, human life and biodiversity), fuel treatments, and fire and human behaviours. The topics considered are: 'asset...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Research Letters
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/3/034014


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