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The wildland-urban interface in the United States
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. The WUI is thus a focal area for human-environment conflicts, such as theExpand
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Cross-border Comparison of Post-socialist Farmland Abandonment in the Carpathians
Agricultural areas are declining in many areas of the world, often because socio-economic and political changes make agriculture less profitable. The transition from centralized to market-orientedExpand
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Cross-border comparison of land cover and landscape pattern in Eastern Europe using a hybrid classification technique
Eastern Europe has experienced drastic changes in political and economic conditions following the breakdown of the Soviet Union. Furthermore, these changes often differ among neighboring countries.Expand
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Human influence on California fire regimes.
Periodic wildfire maintains the integrity and species composition of many ecosystems, including the mediterranean-climate shrublands of California. However, human activities alter natural fireExpand
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Rural and Suburban Sprawl in the U.S. Midwest from 1940 to 2000 and Its Relation to Forest Fragmentation
Housing growth and its environmental effects pose major conservation challenges. We sought to (1) quantify spatial and temporal patterns of housing growth across the U.S. Midwest from 1940-2000, (2)Expand
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Wildland-urban interface housing growth during the 1990s in California, Oregon, and Washington
In the present study, we examine housing growth in California, Oregon, and Washington in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), the area where homes and other structures abut or intermingle withExpand
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Defining the Wildland-Urban Interface
from the ability to locate and compare the WUI in different states and regions. To support this aspect of WUI management and strategic planning, we created a map of the WUI across the lower 48 statesExpand
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Wildfire risk in the wildland―urban interface: A simulation study in northwestern Wisconsin
The rapid growth of housing in and near the wildland–urban interface (WUI) increases wildfire risk to lives and structures. To reduce fire risk, it is necessary to identify WUI housing areas that areExpand
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Forest restitution and protected area effectiveness in post-socialist Romania
The effectiveness of protected areas can diminish during times of pronounced socio-economic and institutional change. Our goals were to assess the effectiveness of Romanian protected areas atExpand
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Housing growth in and near United States protected areas limits their conservation value
Protected areas are crucial for biodiversity conservation because they provide safe havens for species threatened by land-use change and resulting habitat loss. However, protected areas are onlyExpand
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