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Join Us for the 2019 Fire Congress

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

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. We welcome managers, practitioners, scientists, policy makers, and community members to join us. Our conference will engage participants in presentations, workshops, field trips, fire circle discussions, and networking.

Diverse fire topics will include:

– Ecology
– Conservation
– Ecosystem Services
– Human Dimensions and Social Systems
– Climate Change
– Managing Fire for Multiple Objectives
– Landscape-level Fire Management
– Traditional Ecological Knowledge
– Cultural and Historical Resources
– Burned Area Rehabilitation
– Organizational Diversity
– Risk Management
– Wildland Urban Interface
– Technological Innovations
– Resilience
– Fire Regimes
– Fuels Management
– Fire Behavior
– Restoration
– Adaptive Management

The Association for Fire Ecology is excited to be hosting this event with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium in Tucson, Arizona. 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’ll start the week with pre-conference workshops to provide training opportunities for building and applying new skills, and the Congress will conclude on Friday with field trips that demonstrate how the concepts discussed at the conference are being applied in the Southwest.

Look for the Call for Proposals in early January 2019!