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Burn bush, reduce emissions: evaluating costs and benefits of prescribed burning

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Abstract


  • Bushfires are, together with cyclones and flooding, among the most important natural hazards affecting Australian communities. They also make a significant contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    Australia has bushfires because of our inherently flammable vegetation types, the recurrence of severe droughts, and a high incidence of hot, dry weather conditions.

    Management agencies cannot control climate and weather. Consequently, fire hazard reduction focuses primarily on reducing bushland fuel.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Boer, M. & Bradstock, R. (2011). Burn bush, reduce emissions: evaluating costs and benefits of prescribed burning. The Conversation, 31 May 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2897&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1879

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 31 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/burn-bush-reduce-emissions-evaluating-costs-and-benefits-of-prescribed-burning-1098

Abstract


  • Bushfires are, together with cyclones and flooding, among the most important natural hazards affecting Australian communities. They also make a significant contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    Australia has bushfires because of our inherently flammable vegetation types, the recurrence of severe droughts, and a high incidence of hot, dry weather conditions.

    Management agencies cannot control climate and weather. Consequently, fire hazard reduction focuses primarily on reducing bushland fuel.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Boer, M. & Bradstock, R. (2011). Burn bush, reduce emissions: evaluating costs and benefits of prescribed burning. The Conversation, 31 May 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2897&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1879

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 31 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/burn-bush-reduce-emissions-evaluating-costs-and-benefits-of-prescribed-burning-1098