Congress: Third International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk

3–6 May 2022 Fire regimes can be defined by the extent of the burned area, size and intensity of fires, fire seasonal length, time of burning and/or annual variability. All these properties are not only controlled by the climate, as humans also play a crucial role in the distribution and characteristics of fires at the regional and global scale. The AnthropoFire project aims to identify the main human drivers of fire occurrence, and assess how these drivers should be included into fire models and fire risk assessment systems. As part of this task, annual maps of burned area have been [...]

30 August, 2022|

Congress: AEPDA – ¿Es reactiva la legislación en incendios forestales? Caso de estudio: Galicia (España)

3-5 Feb. 2022 Este trabajo se inserta en el Proyecto de Investigación interdisciplinar "Análisis Global de Factores Humanos Asociados al Riesgo de Incendio - Anthropofire".  Se presenta una infografía que resume los principales hitos en la regulación de la legislación en los incendios en España y en la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia (incluida como uno de los territorios específicos de análisis en el proyecto) y su vinculación con las estadísticas oficiales de incendios. Inicialmente se ha planteado como hipótesis el carácter reactivo de la regulación frente a desastres provocados por los incendios forestales (infografía debajo, primera figura). Este trabajo fue [...]

30 August, 2022|

Paper: Characterizing Global Fire Regimes from Satellite- Derived Products

Received: 14 March 2022 / Revised: 22 April 2022 / Accepted: 24 April 2022 / Published: 29 April 2022 We identified four global fire regimes based on a k-means algorithm using five variables covering the spatial, temporal and magnitude dimensions of fires, derived from 19-year long satellite burned area and active fire products. Additionally, we assessed the relation of fire regimes to forest fuels distribution. The most extensive fire regime (35% of cells having fire activity) was characterized by a long fire season, medium size fire events, small burned area, high intensity and medium variability. The next most extensive fire [...]

30 August, 2022|

I WorkShop Wildfires – Anthropofire

14th April 2021   The event brought together 25 people with different nationalities and institutions such as the Join Research Center, the Polytechnic University, the Rey Juan Carlos University, the University of Alcalá and the Swiss Federal Institute of Forest Snow and Landscape Research, among others. The participants were researchers, professors, doctors and students who actively participated in the discussion.   Link to video:

22 November, 2021|

Work: Compendium of legislation and wildfire occurrence temporal trends in the region of Galicia (Spain)   

Sept. 2021 Which recent climatic and socio-economic changes have affected human-driven fire regimes?    It is challenging to answer this question in a global scale. That is why in this project we look at a selection of study sites. Each of them represents different fire regimes and ecosystems in order to analyse climatic, demographic, economic, legal and land-use changes, and their impact on fire occurrence from an historical point of view.   The shown infography depicts the temporal evolution of wildfire legislation in the region of Galicia (one of the study areas) from 1968 to 2021. A link to the [...]

22 November, 2021|

Visor: Anthropofire Web Mapping

Oct. 2021 The Anthropofire viewer is a tool that allows the visualization of the main results of this project. In this context, said viewer shows the maps generated at global scale to estimate and evaluate fire risk (Figure 1).   Figure 1. Components of fire risk assessment (adapted from Chuvieco et al., 2012).   For the moment, the results obtained are those related to Ecological Vulnerability to Fires. The methodological scheme followed for its estimation and subsequent evaluation is the one shown in Figure 2 (link to open discussion:      Figure 2. Component of the Ecological Vunerability to [...]

21 October, 2021|

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