Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
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Wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside area. Other names such as brush fire, bush fire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, and veldfire may be used to describe the same phenomenon depending on the type of vegetation being burned, and the regional variant of English being used. A wildfire differs from other fires by its extensive size, the speed at which it can spread out from its original source, its potential to change direction unexpectedly, and its ability to jump gaps such as roads, rivers and fire breaks. Wildfires are characterized in terms of the cause of ignition, their physical properties such as speed of propagation, the combustible material present, and the effect of weather on the fire. Bushfires in Australia are a common occurrence; because of the generally hot and dry climate, they pose a great risk to life and infrastructure during all times of the year, though mostly throughout the hotter months of summer and spring.

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Forestry Journal, Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography, Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change, Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species, Journal of Arid Environments, Journal of Environmental Management, Resource and Energy Economics, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Wetlands Ecology and Management, International Journal of Forestry Research, Forest Ecology and Management

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