The Fire Ecology Research Unit at the Institute of Forest Zoology, Department of Forestry, at the University of Freiburg, has now been reorganized. This research branch had been supported by the University of Freiburg and the Volkswagen Foundation for more than 10 years. Besides its function as an academic institution, the unit had carried out a series of fire research and management projects around the globe. Main research emphasis was the exploration and definition of wildland fire ecology and management in the tropics of South America and Southern Asia, but also in northern Asia. The unit was the organizer of the International Symposia on Fire Ecology at the University of Freiburg between 1978 and 1989 (see under Recent Publications) and also served as editing office of this International Forest Fire News.
Although its offices remain at the same place at the University of Freiburg, the unit is now reorganized as “Fire Ecology and Biomass Burning Research Group”, a subdivision of the Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry, Biogeochemistry Department (Mainz). The aim of this marriage between terrestrial fire research and atmospheric sciences is to link both disciplines in order to understand better the global issues on wildland fires.
The correspondence address is the same as before.
Johann Georg Goldammer (Editor IFFN) Fire Ecology and Biomass Burning Research Group