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Special Issue "Forest Fires under Climate, Social and Economic Changes"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Olga Viedma

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha. Avda. Carlos III, 45071 Toledo, Spain
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Interests: forest fires; Land Use-Land Cover changes; wildfire modelling; fire severity; regeneration; remote sensing; GIS
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jose Manuel Moreno

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha. Avda. Carlos III, 45071 Toledo, Spain
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Interests: fire ecology; climate change
Guest Editor
Dr. Itziar R. Urbieta

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha. Avda. Carlos III, 45071 Toledo, Spain
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Interests: fire ecology; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last few decades, fire activity has been changing in many areas across the world. Changes in climate, landscapes and socioeconomic factors are also associated with such variations. This is particularly important in areas where humans are the major source of ignition and of landscape change and its flammability. Changes in climatic conditions (i.e., warming, increased aridity), the increase in landscape hazardousness as result of LULC changes (i.e., land abandonment, afforestation) and socio-economic restructuring changes due to rural exodus (i.e., population decline, shifts in economic activities) may increase fire activity. Since all these fire drivers are projected to continue to change in the future, addressing how such factors will interact and drive changes in future fire regimes regionally is challenging. We encourage studies from all fields, including experimental studies, monitoring approaches and models to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge about dynamical role of driving factors (climate, social and economic changes) on fire activity.

Prof. Dr. Olga Viedma
Prof. Dr. Jose Manuel Moreno
Dr. Itziar R. Urbieta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Fire regime
  • Ignition patterns
  • Climate trends
  • Landscape hazardousness
  • Socio-economic changes
  • Non-stationarity
  • Time series

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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