The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Eriksen, C
dc.contributor.author Prior, TD
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2011, 20 (4), pp. 612 - 624
dc.identifier.issn 1049-8001
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18098
dc.description.abstract Communicating the need to prepare well in advance of the wildfire season is a strategic priority for wildfire management agencies worldwide. However, there is considerable evidence to suggest that although these agencies invest significant effort towards this objective in the lead-up to each wildfire season, landholders in at-risk locations often remain under-prepared. One reason for the poor translation of risk information materials into actual preparation may be attributed to the diversity of people now inhabiting wildfire-prone locations in peri-urban landscapes. These people hold widely varying experiences, beliefs, attitudes and values relating to wildfire, which influence their understanding and interpretation of risk messages - doing so within the constraints of their individual contexts. This paper examines the diversity of types of Local Environmental Knowledge (LEK) present within wildfire-prone landscapes affected by amenity-led in-migration in southeast Australia. It investigates the ways people learn and form LEK of wildfire, and how this affects the ability of at-risk individuals to interpret and act on risk communication messages. We propose a practical framework that complements existing risk education mechanisms with engagement and interaction techniques (agency-community and within community) that can utilise LEK most effectively and facilitate improved community-wide learning about wildfire and wildfire preparedness.
dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1071/WF10018
dc.title The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Wildland Fire
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Collingwood, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Oxon, England
dc.identifier.startpage 612 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 624 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.personcode 107171
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition First
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australia; experiential learning; natural hazards; peri-urban landscapes; risk communication; en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords experiential learning
dc.description.keywords natural hazards
dc.description.keywords peri-urban landscapes
dc.description.keywords risk communication
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Institute For Sustainable Futures (ID: 362)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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