These webinars are part of a series comprising the 8 sessions of the Pyrolife International Symposium: Towards an Integrated Fire Management, 3 June – 22 July, 2020.
Fire in New Places. Surprise! Our Forests Burn!
Alexander Held; Senior Expert at European Forest Institute EFI
It was predicted, and yet came a surprise. Forests and landscapes in North Western Europe are on fire. A short memo on how fire is managed in these new places, the value of international experience exchange and why adaptation to new risks is so slow.
Extreme Wildfires in the European South
Paulo Fernandes; Associate Professor, University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro, Portugal
An overview of the current large-fire problem in Mediterranean Europe will be given, with reference to specific events that stand out. The presentation will include how extreme fire activity relates and is driven by trends in land use and landscape changes, fire management policies and fire weather. Finally, I will conclude by briefly addressing current and future fire-related societal challenges.