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Modelling Human-Fire Interactions: Combining Alternative Perspectives and Approaches

Ford, Adriana E. S.; Harrison, Sandy P.; Kountouris, Yiannis; Millington, James D. A.; Mistry, Jayalaxshmi; Perkins, Oliver; Rabin, Sam S.; Rein, Guillermo; Schreckenberg, Kate; Smith, Cathy; Smith, Thomas E. L.; Yadav, Kapil


Although it has long been recognised that human activities affect fire regimes, the interactions between humans and fire are complex, imperfectly understood, constantly evolving, and lacking any kind of integrative global framework. Many different approaches are used to study human-fire interactions, but in general they have arisen in different disciplinary contexts to address highly specific questions. Models of human-fire interactions range from conceptual local models to numerical global models. However, given that each type of model is highly selective about which aspects of human-fire interactions to include, the insights gained from these models are often limited and contradictory, which can make them a poor basis for developing fire-related policy and management practices. Here, we first review different approaches to modelling human-fire interactions and then discuss ways in which these different approaches could be synthesised to provide a more holistic approach to understanding human-fire interactions. We argue that the theory underpinning many types of models was developed using only limited amounts of data and that, in an increasingly data-rich world, it is important to re-examine model assumptions in a more systematic way. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141647
Veröffentlicht am 05.01.2022
DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.649835
Zitationen: 6
Web of Science
Zitationen: 6
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2296-665X
KITopen-ID: 1000141647
HGF-Programm 12.11.21 (POF IV, LK 01) Natural ecosystems as sources and sinks of GHGs
Erschienen in Frontiers in Environmental Science
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 9
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.09.2021
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