Large Wildland Fires:  Social, Political & Ecological Effects

Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political & Ecological Effects

19-23 May, 2014, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

The causes and effects of large wildland fires are the subjects of great debate among fire researchers, managers, and policymakers.  Are large wildfires unnatural events, causing great ecological harm that should be suppressed at all costs?  Or could they provide opportunities to reduce fuel loads and restore ecosystems altered by past fire exclusion, and improve resiliency in the face of ongoing climate change?  What are the latest research findings, management treatments, and policy initiatives addressing large wildfires?  Join us for this unique event co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire with support by the Joint Fire Science Program.

Now Open: Call for Workshops & Special Sessions
Themes include: Large Fires, Fire Management, Climate Change, Fire Ecology, Wildland Fuels, Smoke & Fire Behavior, Social Issues, Political Realities

Coming Soon:
Watch our website for upcoming information about the Conference Program,Registration, Sponsorship Opportunities, Student Travel (TREE) Grants, and More. Coming this Summer: Call for Papers (8/1/13) & Early Bird Registration (9/1/13).

Workshops will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the University of Montana in Missoula. Workshop are half- or full-day (4 or 8 hour) training sessions on new and revised software, sampling techniques, and professional improvement. The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in wildland fire to discuss and exchange interests on a defined topic. We view these workshops as an opportunity for Technology Transfer; the process to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit them. Everyone is invited to submit a proposal for a workshop. Please submit workshop proposals to Bob Keane, by Aug. 15, 2013. Further details and template example available on theworkshop page of our website.

Special Sessions
Special sessions may be 3-4, 5-6, or 10-12 presentations on a common topic or theme. Each presentation within the session will be 20 minutes in length with time allotted for Q&A and discussion. Proposals should consist of the title of the special session and a preliminary list of speakers and draft titles for individual talks. The number of special sessions is limited, so organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals early. Please submit special session proposals to Louisa Evers, by Dec. 1, 2013.

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