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The size of fire events in Indonesia (and in other parts of the world) during the last twenty years seems to indicate that we have reached a very critical level in the particular conjunction between climatic, ecological and anthropic factors. Because of the growing occurrence and impact of fires in ecosystems which were hitherto fairly immune to that disturbance and are therefore nor well adapted to it, we may be witnessing the development of new relationships between man and the humid tropical ecosystems. The presentation proposes a review of the events which have characterized this new situation and an attempt at interpreting their impact in the context of sustainable development.

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Authors: MALINGREAU J P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Séance de l'Académie, Bruxelles (BE), May 26, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41506 ORA
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