Assessing fire management needs in the Pacific Islands: a collaborative approach
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): Parker C. Trauernicht ; Elizabeth A. Pickett ; Pablo Beimler ; Christian P. Giardina ; Susan X. Cordell ; James B. Friday ; Eric Moller ; Creighton M. Litton
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • information sharing
  • knowledge exchange
  • PFX - Pacific Fire Exchange
  • preparedness
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Record Last Modified: May 31, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57501


Wildland fire is a significant and growing threat to communities and natural resources on Hawai i and the U.S.- affiliated Pacific Islands, including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (see, for example, Trauernicht and others 2015). Collaborative approaches to fire management are critical because multiple interacting factors-including climate, ecosystem composition, land use history, social-ecological impacts, and cultural perceptions-create highly complex problems (Dellasala and others 2004). However, identifying effective strategies to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among practitioners and researchers and to bridge the 'science-management divide' remains a challenge (Roux and others 2006).

Online Link(s):
Trauernicht, Parker C.; Pickett, Elizabeth A.; Beimler, Pablo; Giardina, Christian P.; Cordell, Susan X.; Friday, James B.; Moller, Eric; Litton, Creighton M. 2018. Assessing fire management needs in the Pacific Islands: a collaborative approach. Fire Management Today 76(1):30-35.