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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.

Sixth International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

29 April – 3 May 2019, Marseille, France; Albuquerque, USA; and Sydney, Australia. The 6th International Fire Behavior and...

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe

20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium. With a clear trend towards longer fire seasons and a projected increase in fire...

Changing the conversation about forest fires through social innovation

In 1986, fires raged rampant on Montserrat Mountain. As over 70,000 hectares of forest land burned throughout Catalonia, the wildfires drew dangerously...

Sparking firesmart policies in the EU

As the incidence and intensity of forest fires in southern Europe increases, policies that used to be effective in support of fire...

Have you discovered the Lessons on Fire digital platform?

Lessons on Fire is a digital platform dedicated to the exchange of knowledge about wildfires. This platform allows you to...

Multidisciplinary approach needed to create new wildfire strategies

In a seminar organised by the EFI Mediterranean Facility, held at Sant Pau Art Nouveau site, Barcelona, on 11 February 2019, European...

Deer prevent severe canopy fires, save oak trees and store carbon

While deer may impact tree regeneration, they can also help prevent the spread of severe wildfires. Given increased likelihood of extreme climatic...

Facing forest fires: towards a new paradigm for Europe and the Mediterranean

11 February 2019, Barcelona, Spain. Leading experts in forest fires will meet in Barcelona to exchange ideas and strategies...

Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research continues online

The Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research, held in Barcelona on 6 November 2018, was a space for key regional actors in wildfire...

Towards a long-term solution to coexist with fire in Mediterranean areas

In southern European areas, fire-regimes are not fuel-limited since the fragmented cultural landscape is rapidly evolving to dense regenerating forests where managed agricultural lands...

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Global fire challenges in a warming world

Wildfires have played a critical role in shaping our environment. Iconic tree species, such as the giant sequoia, even depend on fire...

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