Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Robert Mavsar; Armando González-Cabán; Elsa Varela
    Date: 2013
    Source: Forest Policy and Economics 29: 45-55.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    PDF: Download Publication  (978.81 KB)

    Description

    Forest fires affect millions of people worldwide, and cause major ecosystem and economic impacts at different scales. The management policies implemented to minimize the negative impacts of forest fires require substantial investment of financial, human and organizational resources, which must be justifiable and efficient. Decision support systems based on economic models can help to optimize the allocation of limited resources. This paper exposes the development of the economic theory for the efficiency analysis of fire management measures. Then, it provides a review of four fire management decision support systems appliedin America and Europe, investigating their degree of performance according to the theoretical foundations of the efficiency analysis.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to psw_communications@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Mavsar, Robert; González-Cabán, Armando; Varela, Elsa. 2013. The state of development of fire management decision support systems in America and Europe. Forest Policy and Economics 29: 45-55.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    Economic efficiency, Decision support systems, Fire management, Europe, Americas

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/43101