Australia Burning: Fire Ecology, Policy and Management Issues

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Csiro Publishing, 2003 - Nature - 268 pages
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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. A unique multi-disciplinary exploration of the issues surrounding fire in Australia.
 

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Contents

a Darwinian perspective David Bowman
3
a set of postulates
15
Making the invisible visible J ami Williams
26
Fire and climate in Australia JanetteA Lindesay
32
research and
41
a discussion summary
51
Sensitivity of fire regimes to management
65
Fire behaviour forest management and biodiversity
82
fire at
187
Yanyuwa classical burning regimes Indigenous science
198
Using and sharing Indigenous knowledge Neil Burrows
205
Indigenous knowledge can it improve fire
211
Indigenous land management Jim Davis
219
a discussion
224
Synthesis
227
Observations on fire ecology Charles Krebs
229

The role of fuel moisture dynamics in determining
89
a discussion
97
a researchers perspective
103
towards an integrated
119
a discussion summary
133
Economic rationalism fear of litigation and the
150
Connectivity Robert J Wasson
166
Perspectives on fire research Michael Whelan
236
Lessons from the COAG disaster management review
239
Learning to live with fire Andrew Campbell
243
a discussion summary Compiled by
248
a synthesis Geoffrey Cary
252
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Geoffrey Cary

David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has published 31 other books as well as over 760 scientific publications, several of which have addressed issues associated with ecological and biodiversity monitoring. He has worked on Australian biodiversity for more than 25 years and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science.

Stephen Dovers is Professor and Research Convener with The Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University.

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