Conference Postponed Until Fall 2021 but…. we will have a Virtual Event in October 20-21, 2020 from 5-7 CEST in relation with the following topics:
- Impacts of COVID19 on the 2020 Fire Season
- Integration of Fire Ecology and the Bioeconomy into Wildfire Management
This event will be for free!
Why did we cancell the Fire Across Boundaries conference?
After much consideration with our partners and program committee, we have decided to postpone the Fire Across Boundaries conference until October 12-15, 2021. Please save the dates! The Call for Proposals is temporarily closed and will reopen in January 2021. See our FAQ page for COVID-19.
Keep in your agenda these Important Dates:
- October 20-21, 2020: Virtual Event #FireFlorenceVirtual
- January 2021: Call for Proposals Opens
- April 15, 2021: Call for Workshops Closes
- April 15, 2021:Call for Short Films/Photos Closes
- May 15, 2021: Call for Oral/Poster Presentations Closes
- June 1, 2021: Registration Opens
The conference aims to increase the interaction of the wildfire community across boundaries to more effectively exchange knowledge and understanding about the contribution of fire ecology on fire management. Such coordination is needed to help providing solutions that balance ecological processes and wildfire risk reduction. This collaborative event will provide a space to understand and discuss the global wildfire situation and regional challenges, the uncertainties that need to be addressed, and also to share solutions on wildfire mitigation.
Decision makers and society need tools and leadership to understand and prepare for wildfire events and to build adaptive resilience. The present wildland fire challenges stress the need to enhance the debate on potential solutions: efficient alternatives to the wildfire suppression at all cost, the use of more traditional landscape management for adaptation of ecosystems under a changing climate, the benefits of prescribing fire to maintain long-term ecosystem services and finally the need to establish a wildfire risk culture through transdisciplinary science and enhance effective communication with society.
We encourage proposals for workshops and oral presentations that focus on the list of conference topics.