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BOOK REVIEWS: Burning Questions: A Social Science Research Plan for Federal Wildland Fire Management

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Social science will play an important role in addressing wildfire issues in the 21st century as fire risk continues to escalate and society moves farther into forests and wildlands at the periphery of urbanization. A better understanding of the social relationships encompassing fire management will be useful for policymakers, fire personnel, and the public. Furthermore, the use of social science will be beneficial in elucidating the complex relationships among these groups.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor Forest Economics, School of Forestry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812-0576, Phone: 406-243-4285; Fax: 406-243-6656 hayley@forestry.umt.edu

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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