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Editorial: fire in the environment

Author(s): Miriam Muñoz-Rojas, Paulo Pereira
Year Published: 2020

Fire is a natural element of the landscape and thus, the environment would be different as we know it without its presence. Fire is accepted as a vital force in shaping biomes and, to some extent, has allowed us to persist through time and became 'humans.' Fire can be a controversial topic because we can benefit from its role as a key driver of natural ecosystems and as a tool to utilise in our daily lives, yet its effects on human life and property can be catastrophic. Thus, it has been frequently stated that 'fire can be a good servant or a bad master.'

Citation: Muñoz-Rojas, Miriam; Pereira, Paulo. 2020. Editorial: fire in the environment. Journal of Environmental Management 253:109703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109703
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 20719
FRAMES RCS number: 58962
Record updated: Feb 5, 2020