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Module 4 - Social sciences and humanities

Module Objectives:

• Description of fire regimes at key sites over the recent and/or historical period, and of fire regimes during recent decades at the broader continental scale

• Exploration of the natural (e.g. climate, vegetation cover, fuel characteristics) and socioeconomic (e.g. land-use, population, land management) controls on fire regimes (including initiation and
spread)

• Development of fire model, including both natural wildfires and human-set or human-controlled fires

• Development of databases of market and non-market values of fire impacts and management measures

• Exploration of impacts of different scenarios of fire management under future climate regimes