Fire, People and Pixels: Linking Social Science and Remote Sensing to Understand Underlying Causes and Impacts of Fires in Indonesia

  title={Fire, People and Pixels: Linking Social Science and Remote Sensing to Understand Underlying Causes and Impacts of Fires in Indonesia},
  author={R. A. Dennis and Judith Mayer and Grahame Applegate and Unna Chokkalingam and Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Iwan Kurniawan and Henry M. Lachowski and Paul Maus and Rizki Pandu Permana and Yayat Ruchiat and Fred Stolle and Suyanto and Thomas Tomich},
  journal={Human Ecology},
This study in the wake of 1990s fire catastrophes identifies and analyzes underlying causes of vegetation fires in eight locations across Borneo and Sumatra. Multidisciplinary and multiscale analysis integrates geospatial technologies with varied social research approaches and participatory mapping. It helps fill a void of site-specific evidence on diverse underlying causes of the Indonesian fires, despite emerging consensus on macrolevel causes and impacts, and policy debates on preventing… Expand

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