Findings and Implications from a Coarse-scale Global Assessment of Recent Mega-fires

Report / Paper

Findings and Implications from a Coarse-scale Global Assessment of Recent Mega-fires

ORGANISER: United States Forest Service,Aerial Forest Fire Centre,Natural Resources and Fire Management,Brazilian Center for Firefighting & Prevention,Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre,Institute for Environment and Sustainability,Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems,Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
AUTHORS: JERRY WILLIAMS, DOROTHY ALBRIGHT, ANJA A. HOFFMANN, ANDREY ERITSOV, Dr. PETER F. MOORE, Dr. JOSE CARLOS MENDES de MORAIS, MICHAEL LEONARD, Dr. JESUS SAN MIGUEL-AYANZ, Dr. GAVRIIL XANTHOPOULOS, Ir. PIETER van LIEROP

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2011

RESOURCE

This report was presented by FAO at the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference in South Africa. As climate change conditions may be intensifying the growing number of mega-fires around the world, the fires may also themselves be a contributing factor to global warming. And with the changing climate the issue is becoming urgent.The report studies the recent fires in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Greece, Russia and the United States and provides a basis for more effective land management policies, plans and practices across these fire-prone areas. Read more: Findings and Implications from a Coarse-scale Global Assessment of recent selected Mega-fires : http://foris.fao.org/static/pdf/fm/5thIWFConference2011.pdf