NH7.2/ESSI19/SSS49

Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality (co-organized)
Convener: Rosa Lasaponara  | Co-Conveners: Luciano Telesca , Donald McKenzie 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 04 May, 08:30–12:00 / Room 10
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 04 May, 17:30–19:00 / Halls X/Y
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Wildfires are the result of a large variety and number of interacting components, producing patterns that vary significantly both spatially and temporally.

This session will examine models, theory, empirical studies, new and innovative technologies for wildfire research.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

• pre-fire planning and risk management;
• fire detection and monitoring;
• post-fire evaluation : burned area mapping, fire severity estimation, fire damage at different temporal and spatial scales ( changes in the composition of vegetation, decrease in forests, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation, alteration of landscape patterns and ecosystem functioning)
• post-fire vegetation recovery.
• Remote sensing and innovative technologies for wildfire


The conference will bring together wildfire hazard managers, researchers, and theoreticians. Both Oral and Poster presentations are very much encouraged, as we plan to have both lively oral and poster sessions.
Previous Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality sessions (2008, 2009) resulted in outstanding progress made in fire research, with the publication of two special issues of international journals: Ecological Modeling (2008) and NHESS (2009).

Selected papers presented at 2010 NH7.2/ESSI19/SSS49 will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of an International Journal.

Solicited Talks :

“Wildfires in Europe: The analysis of past and future trends within the European Forest Fire Information System”
Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz
European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre,
Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
Land Management & Natural Hazards Unit - FOREST (TP 261) Via Fermi s/n, Ispra (Va),




“Power law and scaling behaviors of forest and city fire disasters”.
SONG Weiguo Ph. D & Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Fire Science,
University of Science and Technology of China,
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei
Related event: PSD44 – NH7.2/ESSI19/SSS49
Tue, 04 May, 16:00–16:45 / Room 37