Wildfires

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.

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...

MEFISTO Mediterranean forest fire fighting training standardisation

14 December 2018, Tuscany, Italy. After 18 months of work, and just six months to finish, the MEFISTO project begins preparations for its final conference...
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Root causes of forest fires must be urgently addressed

Each summer we hear terrible news about forest fires from world fire prone areas, a trend that has continued this year with the tragic...

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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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