3rd International Congress on Fire in the Earth System: Humans and Nature, June 3-6, 2024

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



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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.

Organizing committee

Artemi Cerdà

Professor in Physical Geography, University of Valencia

Ferran Gandia i Navarro

Colla Ecologista L’Arrel

Jesús Rodrigo Comino

Assistant professor, Department of Geographical Regional Analysis. University of Granada, Spain

Ioannis Daliakopoulos

Assistant Professor, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

Keynote Speakers

Scientific committee

  • NINA DOBRINKOVA, Associate Professor, Institute of Information and  Communication Technologies- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • JORDI CORTINA-SEGARRA, Professor and Chair of SER Europe, Department of Ecology and IMEM, University of Alicante.
  • TERCIA STRYDOM, Scientist, South African National Parks
  • STEFAN DOERR, Department of Geography, Swansea University
  • RAÚL QUÍLEZ, Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos de Valencia
  • JOAO PEDRO NUNES, Researcher, University of Lisbon and Wageningen University
  • ANNA BROOK, Senior Lecturer, Center for Spatial Information Systems Research, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa
  • GUILLERMO REIN, Professor of Fire Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • CLAUDIA ROJAS, Assistant professor, Institute of Agri-Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins
  • ELSA PASTOR, Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 
  • CORNELIA RUMPEL, Research Director, CNRS, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Science, Paris
  • NURIA PRAT, Researcher, Pau Costa Foundation, Spain
  • ORSOLYA VALKÓ, Professor, Seed Ecology Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research
  • DIANA VIEIRA, Assistant Researcher, University of Aveiro
  • FERNANDO T. MAESTRE, Distinguished Researcher, University of Alicante, Spain 
  • JUAN RAMÓN MOLINA MARTÍNEZ, Departamento de Ingeniería Forestal Universidad de Córdoba
  • ZORICA POPOVIĆ, Department of Ecology, University of Belgrade
  • STEPHAN PYNE, Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University
  • XAVIER ÚBEDA, Departament de Geografia, Universitat de Barcelona