The wildland-urban interface in the United States

  title={The wildland-urban interface in the United States},
  author={Volker C. Radeloff and Roger B. Hammer and Susan I. Stewart and Jeremy S. Fried and Sherry Holcomb and Jason Mckeefry},
  journal={Ecological Applications},
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 the destruction of homes by wildfires, habitat fragmentation, introduction of exotic species, and biodiversity decline. Our goal was to conduct a spatially detailed assessment of the WUI across the United States to provide a framework for scientific inquiries into housing growth effects on the environment and… 

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