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Involving stakeholders through transdisciplinary cross-risk wildfire research

  • 1 May, 2020
  • 4 October, 2024
  • Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
  • prof.dr. C. Kroeze
  • dr.ir. C.R. Stoofdr. N. Prat Guitart

Rural and semi-rural communities in Mediterranean ecosystems face many overlapping challenges. Pressures like depopulation and climate change exacerbate already vulnerable and rapidly changing landscapes. Fire, once a land management tool, has now become a threat due to larger, more frequent and uncontrollable events. This research focuses on developing a transdisciplinary, systems thinking framework that bolsters adaptive land management as a wildland fire risk reduction approach in rural and semi-rural Mediterranean communities. This will be done by considering an arrange of socio-ecological analyses, adopting lessons from water management practices, focusing on socially inclusive research, and developing a communication tool.

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Kathleen Uyttewaal

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