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Impacts of Wildfire on Children

Chapter


Abstract


  • Our world is increasingly experiencing wildfires that are both more frequent and intense (IPCC 2018; Jolly et al. 2015; Sharples et al. 2016). This is exacerbating the risk of wildfire disasters, particularly on the wildland-urban interface where ongoing development and population growth is exposing greater numbers of people to potential damage and loss (Radeloff et al. 2018; Strader 2018; Theobald and Romme 2007). There is also increasing evidence that children are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of wildfires.

UOW Authors


  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Christianson, Amy (external author)
  •   Eriksen, Christine

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Towers, B., Christianson, A. C. & Eriksen, C. (2020). Impacts of Wildfire on Children. In S. L. Manzello (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires (pp. 1-9). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319517278

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland

Abstract


  • Our world is increasingly experiencing wildfires that are both more frequent and intense (IPCC 2018; Jolly et al. 2015; Sharples et al. 2016). This is exacerbating the risk of wildfire disasters, particularly on the wildland-urban interface where ongoing development and population growth is exposing greater numbers of people to potential damage and loss (Radeloff et al. 2018; Strader 2018; Theobald and Romme 2007). There is also increasing evidence that children are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of wildfires.

UOW Authors


  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Christianson, Amy (external author)
  •   Eriksen, Christine

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Towers, B., Christianson, A. C. & Eriksen, C. (2020). Impacts of Wildfire on Children. In S. L. Manzello (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires (pp. 1-9). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319517278

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland