The relative impacts of vegetation, topography and spatial arrangement on building loss to wildfires in case studies of California and Colorado
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Landscape Ecology. 31: 415-430.
Wildfires destroy thousands of buildings every year in the wildland urban interface. However, fire typically only destroys a fraction of the buildings within a given fire perimeter, suggesting more could be done to mitigate risk if we understood how to configure residential landscapes so that both people and buildings could survive fire.
KeywordsWUI; building loss; wildfires; FRAGSTATS; logistic regression; best-subsets
Alexandre, Patricia M.; Stewart, Susan I.; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Keuler, Nicholas S.; Syphard, Alexandra D.; Bar-Massada, Avi; Clayton, Murray K.; Radeloff, Volker C. 2016. The relative impacts of vegetation, topography and spatial arrangement on building loss to wildfires in case studies of California and Colorado. Landscape Ecology. 31: 415-430.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0257-6.