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Economics of wildfire management: The development and application of suppression expenditure models

Posted date: August 28, 2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Authors: Hand, Michael; Gebert, Krista M.; Liang, Jingjing; Calkin, Dave E.Thompson, Matthew P.; Zhou, Mo
Publication Series: 
Book
Source: Springer Briefs In Fire. New York, NY: Springer. 71 p.

Abstract

In the United States, increased wildland fire activity over the last 15 years has resulted in increased pressure to balance the cost, benefits, and risks of wildfire management. Amid increased public scrutiny and a highly variable wildland fire environment, a substantial body of research has developed to study factors affecting the cost-effectiveness of wildfire management activities. This book examines the state-of-the-art in the economics of wildfire management. The introductory chapter presents the broad goal of the book: to take stock of research to-date on the economics of wildfire management and examine a way forward for answering remaining research questions. Subsequent chapters review existing research, present new empirical analyses of fire management expenditures, and examine potential applications of expenditure models for decision making.

Citation

Hand, Michael S.; Gebert, Krista M.; Liang, Jingjing; Calkin, David E.; Thompson, Matthew P.; Zhou, Mo. 2014. Economics of wildfire management: The development and application of suppression expenditure models. Springer Briefs In Fire. New York, NY: Springer. 71 p.