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Wildfire risk management: Building on lessons learned


Paton, D and Tedim, F, Wildfire risk management: Building on lessons learned, Wildfire and Community: Facilitating preparedness and Resilience, Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd, Douglas Paton and Fantina Tedim (ed), Illinois, USA, pp. 323-336. ISBN 9780398088422 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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The contents of this book discussed, from diverse perspectives, how relationships and interactions between people (at several levels of analysis) and between people and landscapes characterized by forests, bush and gardens influence wildfire risk. These relationships develop in landscapes offer everything from employment to amenity value and opportunities for recreation to local residents and visitors to such areas. Occasionally, however, these landscapes present people with hazardous circumstances. That is, when wildfire threatens or occurs. It is on this aspect of the social-ecological relationship (see Chapter 2) that the contents of this book focused. Acknowledging this reality has prompted interest in understanding how people can co-exist with periodically hazardous environments. Collectively, the contributors to this text offered several ways of understanding how long standing and emergent social-ecological relationships provide the context in which people make choices about managing wildfire risk.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
ID Code:83097
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2013-03-01
Last Modified:2015-06-03
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