Toward improved communication about wildland fire: mental models research to identify information needs for natural resource management.

@article{Zaksek2004TowardIC,
  title={Toward improved communication about wildland fire: mental models research to identify information needs for natural resource management.},
  author={Melissa Zaksek and Joseph L. Arvai},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1503-14}
}
The management of natural- and human-induced wildland fires is an intricate process that must balance two considerations: that of fire as a necessary natural disturbance and that of the risks that fire poses. Reconciling tradeoffs between these risks and benefits is contingent upon informed, directed, and two-way communication between wildland fire managers and stakeholders. In an effort to aid with the design of such a communication effort, this study used mental models research to determine… CONTINUE READING

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