Special Issue "Managing Wildfires in Changing Climates: History, Current Practice, and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2018).
Interests: Forest fire; Forest information and monitoring; Remote sensing
Fire has been integral agent of forest ecosystem dynamics in many climate-diverse regions of the world. These ecosystems were shaped according to the predominant fire regimes in the regions. Nowadays, climate change is affecting forest ecosystem dynamics, altering species succession and often making ecosystems more vulnerable to wildfires. Moreover, climate change has invoked changes in fire regimes, changing fire seasonality and altering fire size, intensity and frequency. Areas that were traditionally fire prone have experienced an increase of critical fire events that pose questions on traditional wildfire management practices. It is, thus, essential to define a new paradigm of wildfire dynamics at the global scale, taking into account the smooth effect of climate change but also the presence of critical climatic events such as heat weaves, droughts and persistent above-normal temperatures for continued periods. These effects are not only changing fire regimes but may be drivers of critical fires beyond the known fire reality. In this Special Issue, we encourage the submission of studies covering all fields of wildfire analysis, including wildfire management and monitoring systems, as well as new perspectives that may contribute to improving the knowledge and management of wildfires in a changing climate.Dr. Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate Change
- Fire Regimes
- Fire Monitoring
- Ecosystem Dynamics