Topics

Oral and poster sessions will cover the following topics:

Fuels

  • Impact of climate change and land use change on fuel
  • Flammability and combustibility of natural and ornamental species
  • Heterogeneous fuels: structures, characterization and typology
  • Biomass assessment: on the field measures and remote sensing approaches…
  • Resilience and adaptation of ecosystems

Fire behavior modelling and simulation

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

Fire risk modelling and mapping

  • Hazard modelling
  • Impact of climate change and land use change on fire regimes
  • The vulnerability component of fire risk
  • Integrated fire risk modelling and mapping

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…

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