Sign In

Remember Me

Join Us for the 2019 Fire Congress

The Call for Proposals Is Now Open!

Loews Ventana
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona
Controlled Burn in Michoacan, Mexico
Credit: H. Leonardo Martínez-Torres
A Prescribed Burn at Coconino
National Forest, Arizona
Credit: US Forest Service
A Stop on the Altar Valley
Fire Tour in 2016, Arizona
2 Weeks After the Pinery Fire
Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
Credit: Hunter Vannier
Lanscape Mosaic After 20 Years of
Management in Saskatchewan, Canada
Credit: Ignacio San-Miguel
Smoke Darkening Mid-day Sun
in Western Patagonia, Argentina
Credit: Maria Marcela Godoy

The Association for Fire Ecology is excited to be hosting this event in Tucson, Arizona in cooperation with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium. Presentations will feature the latest in research results, applications, case studies, and lessons learned, and special sessions will be designed to unify science and application and to create opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. In addition, fire circle discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and learn from one another. Our plenary sessions will include the popular Fire AFEx Talks, which are engaging presentations (think TED or TEDx talks) that will focus on the conference theme and integrate multiple topics.

We welcome all those interested in fire ecology and management to attend, and we aim to create a diverse and inclusive event.

Weekly Schedule
  • November 18: We’ll begin the week with a full day of pre-conference workshops to provide training opportunities for building and applying new skills.
  • November 19-21: Fire Congress participants will be engaged in innovative plenary sessions, special sessions, presentations, fire circle discussions, and networking opportunities.
  • November 22: We will conclude on Friday with field trips that demonstrate how the concepts discussed at the congress are being applied in the Southwest.

We are now accepting proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings. Click on the links below for detailed information and to access the online submission forms.

Congress Theme: Cultivating Pyrodiversity

The 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will redefine the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore cross-cutting issues across a variety of disciplines. The complexity of wildland fire requires partners to consider diverse perspectives and disciplines at multiple scales to develop strategies for living in fire-dominated landscapes.