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Logging and fire in Australian forests: errors by Attiwill et al. (2014)

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In summary, our analysis shows that recent logging re-

    sulted in higher probability of crown fire in a range of for-

    est types, including Ash forest, during the 2009 Victorian

    fires. The disparity between our results and the putative

    conclusions of Attiwill et al.

    (2014) reflects their lack formal analyses. Such analyses are required to discriminate

    obvious environmental effects (e.g., weather, terrain) on

    fire severity, from those of land management and time

    since disturbance. Spatial autocorrelation in fire severity

    patterns must also be accounted in order to derive valid

    conclusions (e.g., Murphy & Russell-Smith 2010).

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bradstock, R. A. & Price, O. F. (2014). Logging and fire in Australian forests: errors by Attiwill et al. (2014). Conservation Letters, 7 (4), 419-420.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84906719044

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2372

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 419

End Page


  • 420

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • In summary, our analysis shows that recent logging re-

    sulted in higher probability of crown fire in a range of for-

    est types, including Ash forest, during the 2009 Victorian

    fires. The disparity between our results and the putative

    conclusions of Attiwill et al.

    (2014) reflects their lack formal analyses. Such analyses are required to discriminate

    obvious environmental effects (e.g., weather, terrain) on

    fire severity, from those of land management and time

    since disturbance. Spatial autocorrelation in fire severity

    patterns must also be accounted in order to derive valid

    conclusions (e.g., Murphy & Russell-Smith 2010).

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bradstock, R. A. & Price, O. F. (2014). Logging and fire in Australian forests: errors by Attiwill et al. (2014). Conservation Letters, 7 (4), 419-420.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84906719044

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2372

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 419

End Page


  • 420

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 4