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Prescribed burning: how can it work to conserve the things we value?

Penman, T.D.; Christie, F.J.; Anderson, A.N.; Bradstock, Ross A.; Cary, Geoffrey; Henderson, Meredith; Price, O.; Tran, C.; Wardle, G. M.; Williams, Richard J; York, Alan


Prescribed burning is a commonly applied management tool, and there has been considerable debate over the efficacy of its application. We review data relating to the effectiveness of prescribed burning in Australia. Specifically, we address two questions: (1) to what extent can fuel reduction burning reduce the risk of loss of human life and economic assets posed from wildfires? (2) To what extent can prescribed burning be used to reduce the risk of biodiversity loss? Data suggest that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF09131


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