FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FIRE ECONOMICS, PLANNING AND POLICY: Climate Change and Wildfires
Mexico City, Mexico November 5-11, 2012
Welcome to the Fourth International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: Climate Change and Wildfires. From its inception the intent of the symposium has been to bring to the forefront the relevance of these topics not normally discussed in other wildland fire conferences. Since the Third Symposium held in Carolina, Puerto Rico, disastrous events in the 2007 to 2011 fire seasons, in Australia, China, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and United States, among others, have exacerbated the wildfires problem. Climate change seems to be playing an important role in the problem. Many changes in policy have taken place in response to the new challenges. It is time again to come together as a community of interest to address the ever present wildfire problems and share experiences on how different regions of the world are dealing with in. We hope this forum provides you with information helpful to your decision making process.
You are invited to attend and:
Exchange ideas regarding the economics, planning and policies of wildland fire management
Share recent developments and technologies for optimizing fire management expenditures
Explore tradeoffs between hazardous fuels treatments and wildland fire use, suppression expenditures, and green house gases emissions
Examine the relationship between climate change and wildfires.
Who should attend?
Wildland fire managers and practitioners
Natural resource managers, researchers and educators
Public policy makers
Students in fire, forestry and economic sciences
Climate change and wildfires: reality or illusion?
Theory and models for strategic fire planning
Economic analysis and integrated wildland fire management
Forest fires and sustainable forest management
Public policies (national and international level) and the wildland fire management problem
Hazardous fuels treatment, wildland fire use and fire suppression activities: Reduction or contribution to green house gases emissions?
Examples of fire management plans; strategic fire resource allocation, etc.
Round table: Climate Change and Mega Fires: Potential solutions
In USA: In México: Dr. Armando González-Cabán Dr. Dante Arturo Rodríguez Trejo USDA Forest Service Universidad Autónoma Chapingo Pacific Southwest Research Station Departamento de Ciencias Forestales 4955 Canyon Crest Drive Chapingo, Edo de México Riverside, California 92507 CP 56230, Mėxico Phone: 951.680.1525 Phone: +595 9521500 Ext.5468 Fax: 951.680.1501 Fax: +595 9521637 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org