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Topics

Oral and poster sessions will cover the following topics:

Firefighting and crisis management, from the wildland to the interface

  • Alerts and crisis management: new tools and new real time information sources, including crowdsourcing
  • Firefighting strategies and techniques, in wildland and in highly populated areas
  • Defense of forest, infrastructures and human values
  • Training…

Fire modelling and simulation

  • New models
  • Adaptation of standard models to WUI contexts
  • Calibration/validation based on analysis of past fires …

Fuels

  • Flammability and combustibility of native and ornamental species
  • Heterogeneous fuels: structures, characterization and typology
  • Biomass assessment: remote sensing approaches

Data collection and management

  • Fire database: protocols for data collection and sharing
  • Fire remote sensing; high resolution images for small WUI fire mapping
  • Post-fire intensity, severity and damage assessment

Prevention, preventive land and ecosystem management

  • Governance and decision making for fire prevention
  • Working with people to develop fire information, preparation and risk awareness
  • Fuel breaks for forest and WUI protection: impacts on ecosystem fragmentation
  • Role of agricultural lands
  • Land management and planning to mitigate fire vulnerability
  • Clearing: recommendations, practices, impacts on local biodiversity

Human factors and issues

  • Risky behaviors
  • Human behaviors during disaster
  • The culture of risk and its social variations
  • Vulnerability and resilience of communities and society
  • Economic impacts