1st International Congress on Fire in the Earth System: Humans and Nature, November 3-6, 2021
International Congress
Fire in the Earth System
3-6 November 2021
Valencia, Spain
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Mission statement

Fire is a key component of the Earth System and humans used as hunters and farmers. In the 21st century, fire is in the forefront of the environmental management and there is a need to find the role fire must play in our landscape. To achieve success, scientists, citizens and practitioners must interact and networking. fEs2021 propose a hybrid conference with scientists, citizens and practitioners to share information, ideas and goals to use fire as a tool to achieve sustainability.

We invite participants with backgrounds such as fire dynamics, fire risk management, fire effects on vegetation, fauna, soil and water, and socio-economic, historical, geographical, political perception and land management approaches. We wish to connect the scientific communities from different regions of the world with the practitioners and citizens that will contribute to see different experiences and will boost the emergence of new approaches to fire research.

fEs2021 will power synergistic collaborations between research groups, citizens and stakeholders. fEs2021 will help to synthesise the existing knowledge, to create fire-resilient landscapes based on integrated approach that include from biological, biochemical and physical research approaches, but also socio-economic, historical, geographical, sociological, perception and policy constraints.

fEs2021 will contribute to prepare society, practitioners and scientists to the intensification and geographical spreading of wildfires under the impact of Climate and Land Use Change. Global Change and fire will be two key actors for the fate of the humankind, and they will be discussed in fEs2021.


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Organizing committee

Artemi Cerdà

Professor in Physical Geography, University of Valencia

Ferran Gandia i Navarro

Colla Ecologista L’Arrel

Ioannis Daliakopoulos

Senior researcher, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

Scientific committee

Zorica Popović

Department of Ecology, University of Belgrade

Stephan Pyne

Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University

Stefan Doerr

Department of Geography, Swansea University

Xavier Úbeda

Departament de Geografia, Universitat de Barcelona

Juan Ramón Molina Martínez

Departamento de Ingeniería Forestal Universidad de Córdoba

Joao Pedro Nunes

Researcher, University of Lisbon

Guillermo Rein

Professor of Fire Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Keynote Speakers

Cristina Santin Nuno

Associate Professor of Biosciences, Swansea University & UMIB-CSIC

Andrew C. Scott

Distinguished Research Professor in Ancient and Modern Fire Systems, Royal Holloway University of London

Jordi Cortina-Segarra

Professor and Chair of SER Europe, Department of Ecology and IMEM, University of Alicante.

Raúl Quílez

Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos de Valencia

Fernando T. Maestre

Distinguished Researcher, University of Alicante, Spain

Juli G. Pausas

Research scientist at Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación

University of Valencia, Facultad de Geografía i Història, Department of Geography
Blasco Ibàñez, 28, 46010, Valencia

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