In my college we have to start our thesis in the third semester, so I'm going to do a research about forest fire and its prevention. However, I'm struggling to find a article that talks about that specifically. All that I can find is people talking about how important is to have good soil and vegetation, which is really vague.

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    $\begingroup$ How much googling did you put into that? $\endgroup$ – AtmosphericPrisonEscape Nov 15 '18 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ Sometimes it's the terms you choose in the search that can make all the difference, and be tough to come to. Seems search term of "forest management fire prevention journal articles" offers a lot of promising links. $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest Nov 15 '18 at 23:47

This book is based on Australian experience, some of it may be relevant of North American wildfires. I read it ten years ago.

Paul Collins, Burn - The Epic Story of Bushfire in Australia, Allen & Unwin, 2006, ISBN 9781741750539, ISBN 1 74175 053 9.

Part 4, titled: The Great Fire Debates, has three chapters (9 to 11);

 09 To burn or not to burn
 10 Fire thugs
 11 Fireproofing Australia.

Contact for Allen & Unwin:

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Telephone: + 61 2 8425 0100
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Another book you may want to try is:

Stephen J. Pyne, Burning Bush - A Fire History of Australia, University of Washington Press, Seattle & London, 1998.

Also published by Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1991

As part of his "Cycle of Fire" suite of books, the same author has written books, titled:

  • Vestal Fire: An Environmental History, Told through Fire, of Europe and Europe's Encounter with the World
  • Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire
  • World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth

The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industry Research Organisation) in Australia, used to have two departments that researched bushfires/wildfires:

  • CSIRO Division of Forest Research Library
  • CSIRO National Bushfire Research Unit

Stephen J. Pyne mentions them in his book. You might be able to get access to the results of research carried out by the CSIRO.

Just be mindful of the different terminologies used in different countries to describe the same thing: bushfires in Australia and wildfires in North America.

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