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Manage fire regimes, not fires

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Cochrane, MA and Bowman, DMJS, Manage fire regimes, not fires, Nature Geoscience, 14, (7) pp. 455-457. ISSN 1752-0894 (2021) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1038/s41561-021-00791-4

Abstract

Globally, land- and fire-management policies have counterproductively caused cascading ecosystem changes that exacerbate, rather than mitigate, wildfires. Given rapidly changing climate and land-use conditions that amplify wildfire risk, a policy shift to adaptive management of fire regimes is urgently needed.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry fire management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:145413
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2021-07-20
Last Modified:2021-07-20
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