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Place, human agency and community resilience – considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning

Lyth, A, Spinaze, A, Watson, P and Johnston, FH ORCID: 0000-0002-5150-8678 2018 , 'Place, human agency and community resilience – considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning' , Local Environment, vol. 23, no. 10 , pp. 975-990 , doi: 10.1080/13549839.2018.1508205.

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Abstract

Prescribedburningisnowawidelyacceptedbushfirehazardmanagement strategy. While evidence points to reduced levels of public health harm compared to severe bushfire, smoke created by planned burns remains a community concern with need for evidence-based public health management. Findings are presented from an Australian study of community experiences of prescribed burns, associated smoke, and public health communications. We find that “place” influences how information is received and used for the management of the effects of planned burns; and that this is significant for human agency and community resilience. We provide recommendations for public health management.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lyth, A and Spinaze, A and Watson, P and Johnston, FH
Keywords: wildfire smoke, community resilience, bushfire hazard mitigation, climate change risk communication
Journal or Publication Title: Local Environment
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1354-9839
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/13549839.2018.1508205
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Copyright 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

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