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The science of firescapes: achieving fire-resilient communities


Smith, AMS and Kolden, CA and Paveglio, TB and Cochrane, MA and Bowman, DMJS and Moritz, MA and Kliskey, AD and Alessa, L and Hudak, AT and Hoffman, CM and Lutz, JA and Queen, LP and Goetz, SJ and Higuera, PE and Boschetti, L and Flannigan, M and Yedinak, KM and Watts, AC and Strand, EK and Van Wagtendonk, JW and Anderson, JW and Stocks, BJ and Abatzoglou, JT, The science of firescapes: achieving fire-resilient communities, BioScience, 66, (2) pp. 130-146. ISSN 0006-3568 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1093/biosci/biv182


Wildland fire management has reached a crossroads. Current perspectives are not capable of answering interdisciplinary adaptation and mitigation challenges posed by increases in wildfire risk to human populations and the need to reintegrate fire as a vital landscape process. Fire science has been, and continues to be, performed in isolated "silos," including institutions (e.g., agencies versus universities), organizational structures (e.g., federal agency mandates versus local and state procedures for responding to fire), and research foci (e.g., physical science, natural science, and social science). These silos tend to promote research, management, and policy that focus only on targeted aspects of the "wicked" wildfire problem. In this article, we provide guiding principles to bridge diverse fire science efforts to advance an integrated agenda of wildfire research that can help overcome disciplinary silos and provide insight on how to build fire-resilient communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fire, adapatation, mitigation, resilience
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Landscape ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:113712
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:128
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-01-16
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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