Editorial: fire in the environment
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Miriam Muñoz-Rojas; Paulo Pereira
Publication Year: 2020

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire suppression
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Record Last Modified: November 30, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58962


Fire is a natural element of the landscape and thus, the environment would be different as we know it without its presence. Fire is accepted as a vital force in shaping biomes and, to some extent, has allowed us to persist through time and became 'humans.' Fire can be a controversial topic because we can benefit from its role as a key driver of natural ecosystems and as a tool to utilise in our daily lives, yet its effects on human life and property can be catastrophic. Thus, it has been frequently stated that 'fire can be a good servant or a bad master.'

Online Link(s):
Muñoz-Rojas, Miriam; Pereira, Paulo. 2020. Editorial: fire in the environment. Journal of Environmental Management 253:109703.