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Science in motion: integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria

Neale, Timothy, Weir, Jessica K. and Dovers, Stephen 2016, Science in motion: integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria, Australian journal of emergency management, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 13-17.

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Title Science in motion: integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria
Author(s) Neale, TimothyORCID iD for Neale, Timothy orcid.org/0000-0003-4703-5801
Weir, Jessica K.
Dovers, Stephen
Journal name Australian journal of emergency management
Volume number 31
Issue number 2
Start page 13
End page 17
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Place of publication East Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1324-1540
Summary Scientific knowledge and scientific uncertainties play a significant role in the mitigation of natural hazard risk. As such, the natural hazards sector is often represented as ‘science-led’ or ‘researchled’. However, in actuality, relationships between scientific research, policy and practice are neither simple nor linear, and there are presently few studies that focus on the layers of practitioners who find themselves mediating these relationships. In order to provide insight into the integration of scientific knowledge, this paper considers the findings of a case study of bushfire practitioners in the Barwon-Otway area of southwest Victoria. This region has recently been the site of multi-agency efforts to reduce the residual bushfire risk using the PHOENIX RapidFire bushfire simulator.The paper concludes by posing several questions relevant to this and other risk mitigation contexts.
Language eng
Field of Research 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
1103 Clinical Sciences
1605 Policy And Administration
2001 Communication And Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088940

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