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POSTFire Project

There are many factors conditioning the recovery of fire-affected ecosystems. So, it is important to assess what measures are necessary to apply and their effectiveness in each case. Certain postfire actions may cause more damage than burning itself, while there are others that are not always necessary, as the ecosystem may sometimes be able to recover by itself.

This project aims to obtain applicable results by studying and comparing different types of post-fire restoration techniques in different soil types, under different vegetation and climatic conditions. Among the possible post-fire actions, the project focuses on the study of natural regeneration, the efficiency of soil protection and conservation techniques (e.g., mulching), soil improvement and accelerating techniques for the recovery of vegetation cover (e.g., the application organic compost) and the assessment of the impact of traditional activities as the removal of burned wood, which may be aggressive to the soil