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Modelling the potential for prescribed burning to mitigate carbon emissions from wildfires in fire-prone forests of Australia

Bradstock, Ross A.; Boer, Matthias M.; Cary, Geoffrey; Price, O.; Williams, Richard J; Barrett, Damian J.; Cook, Garry; Gill, A Malcom; Hutley, Lindsey; Keith, Heather; Maier, S.W.; Meyer, M.; Roxburgh , Stephen H; Russell-Smith, Jeremy

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Prescribed fire can potentially reduce carbon emissions from unplanned fires. This potential will differ among ecosystems owing to inherent differences in the efficacy of prescribed burning in reducing unplanned fire activity (or 'leverage', i.e. the reduction in area of unplanned fire per unit area of prescribed fire). In temperate eucalypt forests, prescribed burning leverage is relatively low and potential for mitigation of carbon emissions from unplanned fires via prescribed fire is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63299
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF11023

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