Special Issue "Fire Effects and Management in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
The increasing risk of fires and the loss of diversity and soil degradation, especially in areas with a Mediterranean climate, might be controlled through the application of different forest management strategies. There are many ways to respond after a wildfire, ranging from allowing nature to act, to providing generalized assistance in burned areas. In this context, a Special Issue is suggested that will consider the evaluation of post-fire natural regeneration and the effects of fire, short/medium-term monitoring of natural regeneration and soil and vegetation treatment techniques, the reproductive capacity of natural post-fire regeneration in resilient species, and the role of forests as a fundamental part of the carbon cycle. This includes different post-fire responses to fires with differing degrees of severity, the theoretical and practical concept of forest vulnerability to fire, and the consideration of post-fire forest management as a useful tool for the modification of the stand structure as well as the optimization of economic return, biodiversity, recreational value and the micro-environment. The cost-effectiveness of different post-fire treatment techniques is also not well known. Furthermore, the identification and study of areas at the wildland–urban interface (WUI) that are affected by fires poses a significant challenge to understanding the effects of forest fires from a socio-economic and ecological point of view.
Prof. Dr. Jorge Antonio de las Heras Ibáñez
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