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Author Adams, Mark A. (Mark Andrew)

Title Burning issues : sustainability and management of Australia's southern forests / Mark Adams and Peter Attiwill.

Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Cres  634.96180994 ADAM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 144 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 25 cm
polychrome rdacc
Notes Logos of CSIRO Publishing and Bushfire CRC at foot of title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-140) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Bushfires in Australia -- The nature of fire -- Ecology, fire and the Australian biota -- Fire and ecological processes -- Fire and climate change -- Fighting fire with fire: I. Why fuel-reduction burning? Does it achieve its aims? -- Fighting fire with fire: II. Fuel-reduction burning and diversity -- Concluding comments: fuel reduction is essential for effective fire management in Australia.
Restrictions Online full text access is restricted to licenced institutions.
Summary Southern Australia is one of the three most fire-prone areas on Earth. After more than a century of urban growth and valiant efforts to 'tame' the bush, recent decades have seen people moving back onto the fringe or into the middle of this volatile landscape. As this movement has intensified, so has the debate on how to best protect life and property from the ever-present bushfire threat. A long-running drought and a predicted warming climate have ensured that brushfire is a dominant factor in our nation's long-term planning. --
Following the tragic Victorian Black Saturday fires in 2009, a much greater urgency now confronts policy makers, land and fire managers and communities living in brushfire areas. This has led to a call for a single, simple answer on fuel reduction burning to reduce the bushfire risk. Burning Issues explains that this is a complex issue without such a simple answer. --Book Jacket.
The book gives an account of the role of fire in Australia's ecosystems, how we have to accept and live with fire, and how we can manage fire both for safety and for diversity. It aims to change people's attitudes to fire, and to be influential in encouraging changes in land management by government agencies. --Book Jacket.
Other formats Also available in an electronic version via the Internet.
System notes System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser. Downloading of an entire book requires Adobe Digital Editions. Use of bookmarks requires individual registration with Amigo Reader.
Other author Attiwill, P. M. (Peter Muecke)
Bushfire CRC (Australia)
CSIRO (Australia)
Subject Forest fires -- Australia, Southern -- Prevention.
Forest ecology -- Australia, Southern.
Sustainable development -- Australia, Southern.
Variant Title Sustainability and management of Australia's southern forests.
ISBN 9780643094437 (paperback)