International Conference on “Fire Beahviour and Risk – Focus on Wildland Urban Interfaces”
On 4-6 October 2011, the “International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk – Focus on Wildland Urban Interfaces” will be held in Alghero, Sardinia (Italy). The conference is organized within the framework of the Proterina-C Project (Italia-Francia Marittimo Program) by the Department of Economics and Woody Plant Ecosystems (DESA) from the University of Sassari and the Institute of Biometeorology from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IBIMET, Sassari).
The conference’s organizers are two partners of the project "FUME – Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world", in which FEEM’s researchers, through the partnership of CMCC, are involved.
The aim of the conference is to present advancements in forest fire research, with special attention on the relationship between climate and fire, on fire modelling, and on fire risk at WUI level.
The Conference will be chaired by Pierpaolo Duce (CNR-IBIMET) and Donatella Spano (CMCC) and will cover in details specific topics such as:
- European Projects on Forest Fires;
- Modelling Fire Behaviour and Risk (modelling applications to assess fire behaviour and risk at local and broad scale; contributions on post fire management and vegetation recovery);
- Climate and Fire (focusing on the relationships between climate and fire ignition, danger and behavior);
- Fire Risk at WUI.