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Special Issue "Dynamic Modelling and Risk Assessment of Wildfire"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Marcos Rodrigues

Universitat de Lleida | UDL Department of Agricultural and Forest Engineering
Interests: wildfire modeling; post-fire response; GIS; remote sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wildfires are a major and recurrent threat to valued forest resources and assets resulting from complex interactions and synergies between humans and landscape. Wildfire modeling is currently a mature discipline in which a large number of approaches have been developed, from ‘static’ models based on long-term historical fire data to operational simulations and forecasts.
Science-based decision-making requires reliable and accurate inputs in order to provide effective recommendations. The most recent developments are clearly influenced by the increasing availability of information. We find examples of this in the massive availability of remote sensing imagery, weather models and other highly precise sources such as LiDAR point clouds. Despite the challenge of managing such a huge amount of information, the current situation regarding data inputs and techniques opens the door to the development of dynamic models, conducive to the simulation and forecast of processes related to fire.
The present Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers dealing with non-stationary modeling approaches of wildfire, paying special attention to fire risk. This includes (but it is not limited to) empirical models or simulations of hazard probability, fire danger, propagation, vulnerability, exposure assessments or post-fire response. Original works and reviews are both welcome.

Prof. Marcos Rodrigues
Guest Editor

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 1800 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.


  • forest fire
  • risk
  • model
  • forecast
  • simulation
  • danger
  • exposure
  • propagation
  • fuel
  • post-fire response

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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