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Every year, wildfires devastate the landscapes of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. Why do some communities burn, and some don't? USGS is analyzing fire patterns at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) for clues to help cities balance their management of fire hazards and natural resources.


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Penman, PD, O Price, RA Bradstock. 2011. Bayes Nets as a method for analysing the influence of management actions in fire planning. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi: 10.1071/WF10076 [Journal Article]

Updated 2012.05.10

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