Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation
Driscoll, Don; Bennett, Andrew; Bode, Michael; Bradstock, Ross A.; Cary, Geoffrey; Clarke, Michael F.; Dexter, Nick; Fensham, Rod; Friend, Gordon; Gill, A Malcom; James, Stewart; Kay, Geoffrey; Keith, David A.; MacGregor, Chris; Possingham, Hugh P; Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Salt, David; Watson, James E.M.; Williams, Richard J; York, Alan; Lindenmayer, David
Agencies charged with nature conservation and protecting built-assets from fire face a policy dilemma because management that protects assets can have adverse impacts on biodiversity. Although conservation is often a policy goal, protecting built-assets usually takes precedence in fire management implementation. To make decisions that can better achieve both objectives, existing trade-offs must first be recognized, and then policies implemented to manage multiple objectives explicitly. We...[Show more]
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