Document


Title

Shifting cultivators and deforestation: the case of Borneo's forest fires
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): C. Mackie
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • agriculture
  • Borneo
  • deforestation
  • disturbance
  • droughts
  • fire management
  • Indonesia
  • logging
  • slash
  • slash and burn
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35972
Tall Timbers Record Number: 10309
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Abstract only
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

During late 1982 and early 1983 wild fires swept through more than 3.5 Mha in the lowlands of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The immediate causes of the conflagration were a combination of severe drought, destructive logging practices, and slash and burn agriculture. Although the severe drought could not have been anticipated, the pattern of destruction is characteristic of a frontier area opened to settlement and large-scale commercial exploitation.

Citation:
Mackie, C. 1985. Shifting cultivators and deforestation: the case of Borneo's forest fires. Forestry Abstracts, v. 46, no. 10, p. 736.