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Landscape fires as social disasters: An overview of the bushfire problem

Gill, A Malcom


The 'landscape', 'bushfire' or 'forest-fire' problem is exemplified by the destruction of homes and human lives by landscape fires raging out of control. The 'problem' involves a series of landscapes (e.g. wildland and suburb), a series of systems (e.g. biophysical system and environmental-effects system), and a series of time phases (e.g. planning phase). It is a multi-stakeholder, multi-variable, multi-scale problem. Land uses, like 'farmland', imply a set of specific assets and, therefore,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Hazards
DOI: 10.1016/j.hazards.2005.10.005


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