Special Issue "Wildfire Behavior and Risk: From Fundamental Research to Pioneering Modeling Approaches"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Michele Salis
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Guest Editor
Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council, Traversa La Crucca 3, ZIP Code 07100, Sassari, Italy
Interests: wildland fire; forestry; environment; agriculture
Dr. Grazia Pellizzaro

Guest Editor
Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council, Traversa La Crucca 3, ZIP Code 07100, Sassari, Italy.
Dr. Bachisio Arca
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Guest Editor
Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council, Traversa La Crucca 3, ZIP Code 07100, Sassari, Italy
Dr. Pierpaolo Duce
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Guest Editor
Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council, Traversa La Crucca 3, ZIP Code 07100, Sassari, Italy
Prof. Donatella Spano
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Guest Editor
Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari (Italy) & Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation, IAFES Division of Sassari, Italy
Dr. Costantino Sirca
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Agraria, University of Sassari. Viale Italia, 39 - 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: fire danger modeling; climate change; wildland–urban interface fire risk mapping; Mediterranean vegetation ecophysiology; vegetation–atmosphere trace gas exchanges
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Dr. Valentina Bacciu
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Fondazione CMCC, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy; IAFES (Impact on Agriculture, Forest, and Ecosystem Service) Division
Interests: fire emissions; climate change; wildland–urban interface fire risk mapping; forest management adaptation options; fuel modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wildfire regimes have shaped ecosystem dynamics in many bio-climatic regions of the world. There is evidence that climate, land use, and socio-economic changes are altering fire regimes and will affect future wildfire patterns in terms of frequency, size, intensity, and seasonality. Accurate predictions of wildfire behavior, spread, and risk are used by land managers and policy-makers to target and optimize prevention, management, and suppression activities and resources. In this Special Issue, we encourage the submission of manuscripts on any field of wildfire behavior and risk, including the effects of environmental factors on wildfire spread and hazards, the strategies for optimizing wildfire management, and the development of wildfire simulation and monitoring techniques and systems, along with new findings and insights that may contribute to expanding our knowledge of wildfire behavior and risk evaluation.

Please note that this Special Issue is organized in cooperation with the International Conference on Fire Behavior and Risk (“ICFBR2022”) and welcomes submissions from participants to this Conference. Further information on ICFBR2022 are available at this link: http://www.icfbr2022.it/.

Dr. Michele Salis

Dr. Grazia Pellizzaro
Dr. Bachisio Arca
Dr. Pierpaolo Duce
Prof. Donatella Spano
Dr. Costantino Sirca
Dr. Valentina Bacciu
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 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.

Keywords

  • wildfire behavior
  • wildfire risk
  • wildfire spread
  • large wildfires
  • fuels
  • weather and climate
  • topography
  • decision support systems
  • wildfire management.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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