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Preparing for forest-related disasters and extreme events

2021 marks the 16th anniversary of Gudrun, a powerful storm that passed over northern Europe causing severe wind damage, power outages, and flooding in...

Europe’s nature under threat after a 2019 with highest forest fire...

The European Commission has recently published the 20th edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa,...

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 the University...

“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 use and...

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 across Europe....

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 only the...

New observation site in Tunisia to study climate change and forests

The future of the forests in the southern Mediterranean faces a real threat due to the impact of climate change. Climate change reveals itself...

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 Western Australia)...

Handbook of good practices in post-wildfire management

How can post-fire salvage logging be more sustainable? In this second edition of their handbook, Eduard Mauri and Pere Pons present a comprehensive, up-to-date...

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 by the...

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...