Australia Burning: Fire Ecology, Policy and Management Issues

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Geoffrey Cary, David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers
Csiro Publishing, Nov 27, 2003 - Science - 280 pages
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The phenomenon of fire in the Australian landscape traverses many interests and disciplines. At a national level, there is an urgent need for the integration of both the natural and social sciences in the formulation of public policy. With contributions from 30 leading experts, Australia Burning draws together these issues, under the themes: *Ecology and the environment *Fire behaviour and fire regime science *People and property *Policy, institutional arrangements and the legal framework *Indigenous land and fire management The book examines some of the key questions that relate to the ecology, prediction and management of fire, urban planning, law, insurance, and community issues, including indigenous and non-indigenous concerns. It looks at what we need to know to inform public policy, given the present risks and uncertainty, and explores the avenues for closer integration between science, policy and the community.
  

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Contents

Preface
Contributors
Part 1Ecology and environment
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Part VIndigenous land and fire management
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Part IIFire behaviour and fire regimescience
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Part IIIPeople and property
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Part IVPolicy institutional arrangements and the legal framework
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Part VISynthesis
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