Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia
|Title||Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Florec, V, Pannell, DJ, Burton, M, Kelso, J, Milne, G|
|Publisher||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
Wildfires are a worldwide phenomenon that can cause significant damage to ecosystems, life and property (Gill 2005; Bowman et al. 2009). Every year in Australia large, uncontrolled fires burn in a variety of landscapes destroying economic, environmental and social assets (Williams et al. 2011). But wildfires are also a natural, inevitable and vital element of the Australian environment that cannot (and should not) be eliminated (Pyne et al. 1996; Pyne 2006). Hence fire management must be an integral part of land and ecosystem management (Bradstock et al. 2012b; Burrows and McCaw 2013).