Wildfires

International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications

Douglas Paton, Petra T. Buergelt, Fantina Tedim, Sarah McCaffrey

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the fact that of the several natural hazards contemporary communities may encounter, the complex interdependencies that exist between people and the forest sources of wildfire hazards make wildfire a unique hazard. It then proceeds to provide an overview of how historical patterns of interdependence between people and forests coupled with recent trends in population growth and their encroachment on forest environments for lifestyle and recreation are increasing risk. Next, it outlines a social-ecological approach to framing and managing wildfire risk and discusses environmental, ecological, and social factors that play complementary roles in the development and thus the management of wildfire risk. The chapter introduces international case studies that discuss the historical, social, cultural, and ecological aspects of wildfire risk management in countries with a long history of dealing with this hazard (e.g., United States and Australia) and in countries (e.g., Taiwan) where wildfire hazards represent a new and growing threat to the social and ecological landscape.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
EditorsDouglas Paton, Petra T. Buergelt, Sarah McCaffrey, Fantina Tedim, John F. Schroder
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Chapter1
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780124096011
ISBN (Print)9780124104341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., Tedim, F., & McCaffrey, S. (2015). Wildfires: International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications. In D. Paton, P. T. Buergelt, S. McCaffrey, F. Tedim, & J. F. Schroder (Eds.), Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters (pp. 1-14). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-410434-1.00001-4
Paton, Douglas ; Buergelt, Petra T. ; Tedim, Fantina ; McCaffrey, Sarah. / Wildfires : International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. editor / Douglas Paton ; Petra T. Buergelt ; Sarah McCaffrey ; Fantina Tedim ; John F. Schroder. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 1-14
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Paton, D, Buergelt, PT, Tedim, F & McCaffrey, S 2015, Wildfires: International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications. in D Paton, PT Buergelt, S McCaffrey, F Tedim & JF Schroder (eds), Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Elsevier Inc., pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-410434-1.00001-4

Wildfires : International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications. / Paton, Douglas; Buergelt, Petra T.; Tedim, Fantina; McCaffrey, Sarah.

Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. ed. / Douglas Paton; Petra T. Buergelt; Sarah McCaffrey; Fantina Tedim; John F. Schroder. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 1-14.

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Paton D, Buergelt PT, Tedim F, McCaffrey S. Wildfires: International Perspectives on Their Social-Ecological Implications. In Paton D, Buergelt PT, McCaffrey S, Tedim F, Schroder JF, editors, Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Elsevier Inc. 2015. p. 1-14 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-410434-1.00001-4