Economic analysis of prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia

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    Abstract

    In recent years, the frequency and severity of large wildfires have increased in Australia. These large fires occur despite advances in fire fighting technology, considerable suppression efforts, and record expenditures on wildfire suppression. But increasing suppression capacity alone will not solve the wildfire problem. One way to manage wildfire risk is through the application of prescribed burning, a practice that has generated considerable debate. Despite much land being prescribed burned in parts of Australia, there has been almost no evaluation of the costs and benefits of the practice. This thesis explores the costs and benefits of this wildfire management strategy.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date28 Jul 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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