Causal explanation of Indonesian forest fires: concepts, applications, and research priorities

Causal explanation of Indonesian forest fires: concepts, applications, and research priorities

Problems with studies, claims, and assumptions that have been made about the causes of fires in Indonesia_s tropical moist forests are identified, and the kinds of concepts, methods, prioritizing, and data needed to resolve the problems are discussed. Separate sections are devoted to studying ignitions, studying fire susceptibility and fire behavior, and using the goal of causal explanation to guide interdisciplinary research.

Authors: Vayda, A. P.

Topic: fire,forest fires,forests,fire causes,research projects

Geographic: Indonesia

Publisher: Springer

Publication Year: 2006

ISSN: 0300-7839

Source: Human Ecology (34)

DOI: 10.1007/s10745-006-9029-x

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