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Place, human agency and community resilience - considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning

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Lyth, A and Spinaze, A and Watson, P and Johnston, FH, Place, human agency and community resilience - considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning, Local Environment, 23, (10) pp. 975-990. ISSN 1354-9839 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13549839.2018.1508205

Abstract

Prescribed burning is now a widely accepted bushfire hazard management strategy. While evidence points to reduced levels of public health harm compared to severe bushfire, smoke created by planned burns remains a community concern with need for evidence-based public health management. Findings are presented from an Australian study of community experiences of prescribed burns, associated smoke, and public health communications. We find that "place" influences how information is received and used for the management of the effects of planned burns; and that this is significant for human agency and community resilience. We provide recommendations for public health management.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wildfire smoke, community resilience, bushfire hazard mitigation, climate change risk communication
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecosystem Function
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Environmental Health
UTAS Author:Spinaze, A (Dr Anna Spinaze)
UTAS Author:Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)
UTAS Author:Johnston, FH (Associate Professor Fay Johnston)
ID Code:128864
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-10-18
Last Modified:2019-05-06
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