4th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

4th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

30 November – 4 December 2009

Savannah, Georgia, USA


The 4th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) will provide a forum on global wildland fire research and management. The Congress theme is “Fire as a Global Process.” AFE announced the call for Workshops and Special Sessions.The Congress will feature plenary sessions highlighting the relationship between indigenous and modern fire cultures around the globe; Special Sessions addressing these and other global fire issues are especially solicited. Submissions should represent original work pertaining, but not limited, to the following primary themes:


Fire Effects

Flora of forests, shrublands, coastal marshes, etc.
Insects & Pathogens
Soil, Water & Air
Observation papers & case studies


Integrating Science & Management

Research with management recommendations
Rehabilitation & restoration
Prescribed fire science
Smoke management
E.U. research program


Fire Behavior

Landscape level fire
Prescribed fire behavior


Landscape level issues

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
Climate change effects both on fire and of fire
Land use change
Land degradation
Fire and carbon accounting
Fire and tropical deforestation


Fire history

Landscape fire regimes
Changing regimes
Paleoecological studies


Role of Technology

Real-time, hyperspectral and LIDAR imagery
GIS applications
Alternative energy – risks and realities
Environmental constraints and solutions
Fire behavior modeling systems


Human Dimensions

Cultural, Social & Economics aspects
Fire and International Policies, such as the Kyoto protocol
Integrated programs in countries other than the U.S.

Fire Congress Highlights

Monday, November 30

       Workshops (see website for detailed descriptions of workshops)

Tuesday, December 1

          Fire Congress programming begins
          Poster session, Exhibits and Silent Auction Reception

Wednesday, December 2

          Fire Congress programming continues
          Banquet buffet with Keynote speaker, Bruce Babbitt

Thursday, December 3

          Fire Congress programming continues

Friday, December 4

          Fire Congress programming concludes

Saturday, December 5

          Field trips (see website for detailed descriptions of workshops)

Authors are invited to submit abstracts until April 3, 2009 via the on-line submission page (Click Here).  Please limit your abstract length to 300 words.  For more specific themes please visit the web site Scientific Program page (Click Here).  Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee, and authors will be notified, via the e-mail provided on the proposal form, by May 15, 2009.

Registration is now open!
For more information on registration and accommodations please visitwww.fireecology.net/Congress09/Home.html.  Please be sure to register for your accommodations online atwww.fireecology.net/Congress09/Hotels to reserve your Fire Congress participant rates.

Deadline extension: Please note that the special sessions call deadline has been extended to 1 October 2009.

Conference Website with details on venue, deadlines and contact:


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