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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.

Examining the economic drivers of wildfire: where there’s smoke, there’s finance

"The world is ablaze. Or so it seems, and the scenario is repeating itself every year now," says Dr. François-Nicolas Robinne, of...

“Extreme wildfires are not new, even if they appear to be”

Fire has been for centuries a modeler of Mediterranean landscapes in southern Europe. Climate change as well as current trends in land...

Bioeconomy as a long-term model for fighting forest fires

Hundreds of firefighters were fighting forest fires last year in southern Catalonia, Spain, as temperatures rose to 40 degrees Celsius and above...

On pandemics and forest fires

The coronavirus crisis, as well as the recurrent forest fire crises we experience every year in many areas of the planet, are...
Firefighter managing prescribed burn

PyroLife project offers 15 PhD opportunities

The 2018 wildfire season was a glimpse of what to expect in the future: deadly mega-fires in Mediterranean regions and high fire...
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Key messages for global fire-resilient landscapes

In October, fire experts, policymakers and key stakeholders came together for an international conference in Madrid to answer the question: how can...

Changing the mindset on wildfire policy evaluation in Mediterranean climate regions

A group of 22 researchers from the five Mediterranean-type climate regions (MCRs) across the world (Mediterranean basin, California, Chile, South Africa and...

Facing Forest Fires: Visions and actions for global fire-resilient landscapes

Fire starts with a spark. Once ignited it can flourish, fed and spread by fuel and oxygen, the flames and smoke fanned great distances...

10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic dimensions of wildfires...

In preparation for our upcoming conference, “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”, we have selected...

Facing forest fires: 10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic...

There is no shortage of literature on forest fires. A simple search in Scopus yields well over 29,000 results – and steadily rising....

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Wildfire resilience with a flavour of economics

A recipe in the making When at home in your kitchen you meticulously follow the steps of a...

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