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Notes from the other side of a forest fire

Thekaekara, T and Vanak, AT and Hiremath, AJ and Rai, ND and Ratnam, J and Sukumar, R (2017) Notes from the other side of a forest fire. In: Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (25-26). pp. 22-25.

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Although widely used as a tool in forest management across the world, causing fi res is illegal in Indian forests. This article points out that the present understanding of fi re as essentially disruptive has its antecedents in a colonial perspective that came from seeing the forest primarily as a source of timber. However, the practices of indigenous communities as well as the insights of ecological studies point to the importance of using fi re in controlled ways to manage dry and deciduous forest ecosystems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Economic and Political Weekly
Publisher: Economic and Political Weekly
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Economic and Political Weekly.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2022 06:40
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/74523

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