Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging and associated forest management

David Lindenmayer, Robert M. Kooyman, Chris Taylor, Michelle Ward, James E. M. Watson

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    Abstract

    The recent fires in southern Australia were unprecedented in scale and severity and much commentary has rightly focused on the role climate change played in exacerbating the risk of fire. Here, we argue policy makers also must recognize that historical and contemporary logging of Australian forests also had a profound effect on these fires’ severity, fire frequency and other key aspects of fire regimes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)898-900
    Number of pages3
    JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
    Volume4
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

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