Causal Explanation of Indonesian Forest Fires: concepts, Applications, and Research Priorities.
|Title||Causal Explanation of Indonesian Forest Fires: concepts, Applications, and Research Priorities.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Keywords||causal explanation of events, fire behavior, forest flammability, ignitions, Indonesian forest fires, interdisciplinary research|
|Abstract||Problems with studies, claims, and assumptions that have been made about the causes of fires in Indonesia's tropical moist forests are identified, and the kinds of concepts, methods, prioritizing, and data needed to resolve the problems are discussed. Separate sections are devoted to studying ignitions, studying fire susceptibility and fire behavior, and using the goal of causal explanation to guide interdisciplinary research.|