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Wildfires, fuel treatment and risk mitigation in Australian eucalypt forests: Insights from landscape-scale simulation

Bradstock, Ross A.; Cary, Geoffrey; Davies, Ian; Price, O.; Williams, Richard J; Lindenmayer, David

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Wildfires pose significant risks to people and human infrastructure worldwide. The treatment of fuel in landscapes may alter these risks but the magnitude of this effect on risk is poorly understood. Evidence from Australian Eucalyptus forests suggests that mitigation of risk using prescribed burning as a fuel treatment is partial because weather and fuel dynamics are conducive to regular high intensity fires. We further examine the response of risk to treatment in eucalypt forests using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62008
Source: Journal of Environmental Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.03.050

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