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One of the most salient threats to Mediterranean forest areas – and one that is greatly exacerbated by climate change – is the increasing risk of wildfires to forest ecosystems. Early detection and firefighting efforts, and above all, forest management and prevention, are key to mitigating fire risk for forests and the people who rely on them.

Short-term effect of historical mega-fire on soil fungal communities

The findings of the research allow us to peer further into the world of fungi to understand the complex interactions which occur in the...

Women of fire: first European «Women’s Traditional Fire Training Exchange» held in Portugal

The first European Women’s Traditional Fire Training Exchange (WTREx) was held in the Alto Minho region, Portugal, to highlight the importance and growing role...

Fire in the Earth System international congress 2024

After the successful meetings in Valencia and Granada, the 2024 edition of Fire in the Earth System (fEs2024) will be held in Extremadura (Cáceres,...
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Uncovering innovations in wildfire risk planning and prevention across the Mediterranean

Wildfires are a major threat to the environment and to people. They are unpredictable and difficult to control, but with measures, prevention and quick...

Drought emergency underlines need for coordinated action across the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Basin, the second largest biodiversity hotspot of the world, is under severe threats due to climate change. Water scarcity, a long-known and widespread...

Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

A new afforestation method is applied for the first time in Albania

"Pishe-Poro" is a forest ecosystem which has been declared a protected area together with the Narte lagoon with DCM no. 694, dated 26.10.2022, as...

50 innovative wildfire solutions enter the next phase of the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge 

FIRE-RES consortium recently announced its Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) list of selected innovations. These innovations will receive tailored in-kind acceleration support and mentorship to...

Wildfire science enters the Spanish Congress

In 2019, the church of Notre Dame burnt down. Citizens of Hong Kong took the streets to protest for a better democracy. Students protested...
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Forest fires and restoration of burnt areas in Spain

A new scientific report on forest fires explores the topics of prevention, extinction, and post-fire management in Spain. The report examines the causes of...

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Deer to the rescue: how browsing combats wildfires in Iberian forests

Mediterranean oak woodlands, known for being the native habitat of the world’s cork trees, are increasingly at risk due to the spread of shrubs...

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