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Research Article

Land Management Practices Associated with House Loss in Wildfires

  • Philip Gibbons mail,

    Philip.Gibbons@anu.edu.au

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Linda van Bommel,

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • A. Malcolm Gill,

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Geoffrey J. Cary,

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Don A. Driscoll,

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Ross A. Bradstock,

    Affiliation: Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Emma Knight,

    Affiliation: Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Max A. Moritz,

    Affiliation: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Scott L. Stephens,

    Affiliation: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • David B. Lindenmayer

    Affiliation: The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Published: January 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029212

About the Authors

Philip Gibbons, Linda van Bommel, A. Malcolm Gill, Geoffrey J. Cary, Don A. Driscoll, David B. Lindenmayer
The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Ross A. Bradstock
Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Emma Knight
Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Max A. Moritz, Scott L. Stephens
Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Philip.Gibbons@anu.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PG EK AMG DD GC RB DL LvB MM SS. Performed the experiments: PG LvB. Analyzed the data: PG LvB. Wrote the paper: PG EK AMG DD GC RB DL LvB MM SS.