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Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Sara Jensen


Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in unacceptable ways. This volume explores the rich yet largely uncharted terrain at the intersection of fire policy, fire science, and fire management in order to find better ways of addressing this pressing dilemma. This book aims to help scientists, policy makers, and the general public, especially residents of fire-prone areas, better understand where we are today in regard to coping with wildfires, ... More

Keywords: North America, ecosystems, fire, fire policy, fire management, fire science, wildfires, policy dilemmas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520255890
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Jensen, author