Public concerns regarding wildland fire management in the Eastern United States reflect myriad issues including the costs of fire suppression, landscape rehabilitation under pre- and post-fire conditions, structural damage and loss, health and cultural effects of smoke emissions, effects of insect and disease in association with fire, impacts of fire on aesthetic values, and risk of fire to human life. Because of the complexity of natural resource problems, managers can benefit from an integrated approach to landscape level management using both technologies, such as modeling and satellite imagery, with expert knowledge to better address these concerns. The ability to display the science of landscape change and the influences of natural processes such as fire, insects, and disease as well as prescribed treatments over time can help managers, decisions makers and the public to address complex issues from multiple scales and perspectives. A framework is presented pairing the modeling system SIMPPLLE (SIMulating vegetation Patterns and Processes at Landscape scaLEs), with basic concepts of sustainable forest management for a method to address complex issues in natural resources.
- complex issues
- integrated modeling
- expert knowledge
- criterion 7
- Montreal Process
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Stalling, C.M. (2013). The Need for Data Integration to Achieve Forest Sustainability: Modeling and Assessing the Impacts of Wildland Fire on Eastern Landscapes. In: Qu, J.J., Sommers, W.T., Yang, R., Riebau, A.R. (eds) Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32530-4_19
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