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SEMINAR: Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia

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This study aims provide a framework through which the trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages can be brought to light and evaluated. It uses an economic model in conjunction with a wildfire simulator to test different prescribed-burning strategies and identify the strategy that yields the highest return to society under different scenarios. The long-term analysis shows that not doing any prescribed burning for several years can be very costly for the south-west of WA, with large increases in damages and suppression expenditures. It suggests that substantial benefits that can be gained from increasing the amount of area prescribed burned per year in the region. There are not large economic differences between prescribed burning 10, 15 and 20% of public land in the long term, but each of these is greatly superior to doing nothing. The results from the long-term model indicate that prescribed burning may generate between AU$10 and AU$47 benefits every year per dollar invested compared to doing nothing.
Speaker(s) Research Associate Veronique Florec, ARE
Location Agric Lecture Theatre, G.013, North Wing Agricultural Building,UWA
Contact Deborah Swindells <[email protected]> : 6488 2539
URL https://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/seminars
Start Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:00
End Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00
Submitted by Deborah <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:59
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