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Recent GFMC Publications

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  • White Paper on Vegetation Fires and Global Change
    Challenges for Concerted International Action
    A White Paper directed to the United Nations and International Organizations (2013)

Digital version: (low-res. PDF, 3.7 MB)

  • Prescribed Burning in Russia and Neighbouring Temperate-Boreal Eurasia
    Together with the results of the Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment, Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN) (Part II); Forest and Steppe Fires In Mongolia (Part III) and the White Paper on Use of Prescribed Fire in Land Management, Nature Conservation and Forestry in Temperate-Boreal Eurasia (Part IV) and the Krasnoyarsk 10-Point Programme on the Future of Fire Management in Russia (Part V) (2013)

Book order: http://forestrybooks.com/

  • English-Mongolian-Russian Fire Management Terminology
    In preparation of the establishment of the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (RCAFMRC) in 2015 and for the facilitation of the Mongolian-Russian cooperation in cross-border fire management a detailed fire management terminology in Mongolian language was developed and the Russian version upgraded by Mongolian and Russian fire specialists and the GFMC (2014). Printed copies are available upon request at the RCAFMRC in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. For the digital version click on the envelope (PDF, 3.3 MB):

  • Wildfire Investigation. Guidelines for Practitioners
    Prepared by C. de Ronde and J.G. Goldammer as a contribution to the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM) (2015)

Book order: http://forestrybooks.com/

Earlier Major Book Publications on Global Wildland Fire:

  • EuroFire Competency Standards and Training Materials (English)
    The 187-pages volume was produced for the GFMC/OSCE Regional Fire Management Training for the South Caucasus and Western Balkans(Antalya, Turkey, 15-17 October 2014).

    High-resolution PDF (25 MB)

  • Defence of Villages, Farms and Other Rural Assets against Wildfires (English)
    Guidelines for Rural Populations, Local Communities and Municipality Leaders in the Balkan Region (English version), a GFMC publication sponsored by the Council of Europe (2013)

    High-resolution PDF (2.6 MB)

  • Wildland Fire Management: Handbook for Sub-Sahara Africa (English)
    This volume was edited by J.G. Goldammer and C. de Ronde as a contribution to capacity building in Subsahara Africa) (2004)

    Medium-resolution PDF (11 MB)

  • Feuer in Waldökosystemen der Tropen und Subtropen (German)
    The volume “Fire in Forest Ecosystems of the Tropics and Subtropics”, published by J.G. Goldammer, is a comprehensive global analysis of the globally most fire-affected regions and the adjoining ecozones (1993)

    Medium-resolution PDF (8.4 MB)

  • List of other GFMC Book Publications (1977-2015) (PDF)

Other Recent Publications
  • Goldammer, J.G., and Brian J. Stocks (on behalf of the Team of Authors of the ‘White Paper on Vegetation Fires and Global Change’. 2011. SR10: Specification for a state of science review – wildland fires. Review commissioned as part of the UK Government’s Foresight Project, Migration and Global Environmental Change. UK Government Office for Science. Download: Specification for a state of science review – wildland fires (PDF, 0.3 MB)
  • Bowman, D.M.J.S., J.A. O’Brien, and J.G. Goldammer. 2013. Pyrogeography and the global quest for sustainable fire management. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 38, 57-80. Download: http://www.annualreviews.org/eprint/awKnKUN8XQ8vCHHWYB6g/full/10.1146/annurev-environ-082212-134049
  • Goldammer, J.G. (on behalf of the White Paper Science Team) 2013. Vegetation Fires and Global Change. Challenges for Concerted International Action. A White Paper directed to the United Nations and International Organizations. Planet@Risk Vol. 3 (1), 45-57. ISSN 2296-8172. Download: https://planet-risk.org/index.php/pr/article/view/214.Mirrored at GFMC Archive (PDF, 0.3 MB)
  • Mallinis, G. Mitsopoulos, I., Beltran, E. and Goldammer, J.G. 2016. Assessing wildfire risk in cultural heritage properties using satellite imagery and spatially explicit fire simulations: The Case of Holy Mount Athos, Greece. Forests 7, 46, 1-19. ISSN 1999-4907. doi:10.3390/f7020046. Download: Assessing wildfire risk: The Case of Holy Mount Athos (PDF, 4.7 MB)
  • Koutsias, N., Allgöwer, B., Kalabokidis, K., Mallinis, G., Balatsos, P., Goldammer, J.G. 2016. Fire occurrence zoning from local to global scale in the European Mediterranean Basin: Implications for multi-scale fire management and policy. iForest, Biogeosciences and Forestry 9, 195-204. – doi: 10.3832/ifor1513-008 [online 2015-11-12]. ISSN: 1971-7458. Download: Fire occurrence zoning (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Abbott, B.W. et al. (94 co-authors, including J.G. Goldammer) (2016). Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (2016) 034014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034014. Download: Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Goldammer, J.G. 2016. Use of Prescribed Fire in Land Management, Nature Conservation and Forestry in Temperate-Boreal Eurasia. Biodiversidade Brasileira 6 (2), 5-25. ISSN: 2236-2886. Download: Use of Prescribed Fire in Land Management (PDF, 0.8 MB)
  • Goldammer, J.G., E. Brunn, S. Hartig, J. Schulz, and F. Meyer. 2016. Development of technologies and methods for the application of prescribed fire for the management of Calluna vulgaris heathlands contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO): Problems and first experiences gained in a research and development project in Germany. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 152, 87-122. DOI 10.19213/973152; ISBN 978-3-7843-4052-4. Download: RX Burning on UXO Terrain (PDF, 6.0 MB)
  • Szczygieł, R., Goldammer, J.G., Kwiatkowski, M., Brunn, E., Szczęśniak, E. and B. Kołakowski. 2016. Experimental Application of Prescribed Fire for the Management of Calluna vulgaris Heathlands on Abandoned Military Terrain in Poland. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 152, 123-140. DOI 10.19213/973152; ISBN 978-3-7843-4052-4.
  • Smith, A.M.S., J.G. Goldammer, and D. Bowman. 2017. Introducing Fire: A transdisciplinary journal to advance understanding and management of landscape fires from local to global scales in the past, present, and future. Fire 2018, 1, 2; doi:10.3390/fire1010002 www.mdpi.com/journal/fire Download: Introducing Fire (PDF, 0.2 MB)
  • Goldammer, J.G., Mangeon, S., Keywood, M., Kaiser, J.W., de Groot, W.J., Gunawan, D., Gan, C., Field, R., Sofiev, M., Baklanov, A. 2018. Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning and Advisory System (VFSP-WAS): Concept Note and Expert Recommendations. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), GAW Report No. 235, 44 p. Download at GFMC: WMO GAW Report No. 235 (PDF, 3.3 MB)
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