The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Eriksen, Christine en_US
dc.contributor.author Prior, Timothy en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000104 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Eriksen Christine and Prior Timothy 2011, 'The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge', CSIRO Publishing, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 612-624. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1049-8001 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18098
dc.description.abstract Communicating the need to prepare well in advance of the wildfire season is a strategic priority for wildfire management agencies worldwide. However, there is considerable evidence to suggest that although these agencies invest significant effort towards this objective in the lead-up to each wildfire season, landholders in at-risk locations often remain under-prepared. One reason for the poor translation of risk information materials into actual preparation may be attributed to the diversity of people now inhabiting wildfire-prone locations in peri-urban landscapes. These people hold widely varying experiences, beliefs, attitudes and values relating to wildfire, which influence their understanding and interpretation of risk messages - doing so within the constraints of their individual contexts. This paper examines the diversity of types of Local Environmental Knowledge (LEK) present within wildfire-prone landscapes affected by amenity-led in-migration in southeast Australia. It investigates the ways people learn and form LEK of wildfire, and how this affects the ability of at-risk individuals to interpret and act on risk communication messages. We propose a practical framework that complements existing risk education mechanisms with engagement and interaction techniques (agency-community and within community) that can utilise LEK most effectively and facilitate improved community-wide learning about wildfire and wildfire preparedness. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF10018 en_US
dc.title The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Wildland Fire en_US
dc.journal.volume 20 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Collingwood, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 612 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 624 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000064871 en_US
dc.personcode 107171 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australia; experiential learning; natural hazards; peri-urban landscapes; risk communication; en_US
dc.staffid 107171 en_US


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