This PhD began at the Bushfire CRC and has recently been completed. It developed an economic model for evaluating different prescribed burning strategies. The model incorporates both biological information related to bushfires and fire regimes, as well as economic information about prescribed burning, suppression, and potential bushfire damages. The model uses the Australis wildfire simulator to simulate the spread of fires under different prescribed burning scenarios.
The project has informed decision-makers on the costs and benefits of different prescribed burning strategies, the return on their investment, and the trade-offs between different options.
Veronique is now working at the University of Western Australia as a researcher on the CRC project Economics of natural hazards.
|2016||Conference Paper||Research proceedings from the 2016 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2016 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).|
|2016||Conference Paper||Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).|
|2013||Report||Economic Analysis of Bushfire Management Programs: A WA Perspective Report. (2013).|
|08 May 2015||Economic Analysis of Bushfire Management Programs: A WA Perspective Presentation||562.64 KB (562.64 KB)||economics, prescribed burning|
|08 May 2015||Economic Analysis of Prescribed Burning for Wildfire Management in WA||2.1 MB (2.1 MB)||economics, prescribed burning|
|07 Jul 2015||Veronique Florec PhD Progress Report 2015||68.31 KB (68.31 KB)|
|31 Aug 2016||Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia - Veronique Florec||4.43 MB (4.43 MB)||economics, fire impacts, prescribed burning|
How can we get the best value for money from public investments in natural hazard management? This project integrates technical, biophysical, socioeconomic and policy information to address key decision problems relating to natural hazard prevention and mitigation.
This thesis explores the application of economic analysis to wildfire management and aims to evaluate trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages.