II International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning and Policy: A Global Vision
19-22 April, 2004, Córdoba, Spain
Theeconomic relevance of wildland fire management and protection programs is evergrowing, particularly considering mounting wildfire costs and losses globally,and the justifications required for budget allocations to management andprotection of forest ecosystems. A diversity of wildland uses is affected, fromrecreation and wildlife interests to traditional commodity outputs. To achieve abalanced distribution of budget funds according to the priorities established instrategic and economic planning processes, appropriate analytical tools andmethodologies are needed. The second Fire Economics, Planning, and Policysymposium to be held in Córdoba, Spain (2004) will build on the foundationestablished with the first symposium conducted in San Diego, California (1999).However, this second edition includes a broader scope of interests and willaddress a wider geographic area. Based in the southern Europe MediterraneanBasin the forum will provide its international audience the opportunity toexchange ideas regarding the economics of fire management, and to share thelatest in development and technologies available for optimizing fire managementexpenditures.
The symposium isorganized around eight major themes:
Regional and global vision of the forest fire problem
Theory and methods for strategic fire planning
Forest fires and sustainable forest management
Public policies and forest management
Trade-offs between fuels treatments and suppression activities
Local, regional, and national fire management plans and related research efforts (poster session)
Where do we go from here? Future economic implications of forest fires (round table session)
Plenary/poster sessions will seek to:
Provide a forum to discuss and demonstrate the relevance of strategic fire management planning, economics and public policies for wildland fire management from a global perspective and
Share the latest in developments and technologies available for optimizing fire management expenditures.
Thissymposium will be of interest to natural resource managers, wildland fireprotection managers and practitioners, public policy makers, researchers,educators, and students in fire and economic sciences.
Timeand Place of the Symposium
The symposium will be held 1922 April 2004at the University of Córdoba, Rabanales Campus (Main Auditorium). The campus islocated on the highway from Córdoba to Alcolea (following National Highway IV).
The Scientific Committee solicits abstractproposals from participants interested in symposium themes. Abstracts should beno longer than 350 words and should indicate the general theme area and whetheran oral or poster presentation is proposed. The Scientific Committee will makefinal acceptance determinations of poster or oral presentations.
All abstracts, posters and final papers should be submitted through thesymposium website at: