Background and objectives

9:45 - 10:10 Managing forests for increased fire resiliance
Paulo Fernandes (UTAD)
During Fire
10:10 - 10:35 Fire behaviour
Domingos X. Viegas (UCoimbra)
10:35—11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:20 Forest fire emissions
Célia Alves (UAveiro)
11:20 - 11:45 Smoke exposure of wildland firefighters
Roger Ottmar (US Forest Serv.)
11:45 - 12:00 Air quality and human exposure
Ana I. Miranda (UAveiro)
12:00—13:35 Lunch
Following Fire
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13:35 - 14:00 Fire in the Amazon
Ernesto Alvarado (UWashington)
14:00 - 14:25 Planning post fire restoration
Beatriz Duguy (UBarcelona)
14:25 - 14:40 Fire effects on the biosphere
Kieran Monaghan (UAveiro)
Workshop structure
14:40 - 14:55 Fire effects on the geo-/hydrosphere
Celeste Coelho (UAveiro)
The workshop comprises:
Future Conditions
presentations by national and international experts
working on fire-related topics;
14:55 - 15:05 Fire activity under future climate
Anabela Carvalho (UAveiro)
15:05 - 15:15 Erosion under future fire scenarios
João Pedro Nunes (UAveiro)
presentations on past, present and future fire-related
research by CESAM members;
15:15 - 15:25 Closing remarks and brainstorming info
workshop sensu strictu, i.e. brainstorming sessions by
multi-disciplinary groups.
15:25 - 15:55 Working Groups Meetings (part I)
Depending on the number of inscriptions, the brainstorming session may be restricted to selected persons. This will
then be communicated as soon as possible by e-mail.
Brainstorming Session
15:55 - 16:25 Coffee-Break
16:25 - 17:35 Working Groups Meetings (part II)
17:35 - 17:55 Outcomes from Working Groups
17:55 - 18:15 Conclusions
Environmental and analytical chemistry/other (please specify)
Before Fire
Biology of stress/Earth sciences/Land-use planning/Water quality/
Casimiro Pio (UAveiro)
Question 3: what is your field of expertise/interest: Atmospheric quality/Biodiversity/
9:35 - 9:45 Fire related research at CESAM
Question 2: do you have professional experience in fire-related topics: yes/no
9:30 - 9:35 Welcome Reception
Question 1: are you interest in participating in brainstorming session: yes/no
Jan Jacob Keizer
Kieran Monaghan
The organizing committee:
Ana Isabel Miranda
Jorge Humberto Amorim
Public Session
Against this background, the present workshop
wants to:
divulge the available expertise at CESAM with respect to fire-related research topics;
create a platform to further collaboration amongst
national and internationals experts, in particular
towards multi-disciplinary research approaches to
avoid wildfires, combat them and mitigate their
effects under present-day and future climate conditions.
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
Background and objectives
Wildfires are an important environmental problem,
especially in Mediterranean-type climate regions. In
Portugal, wildfires consume on average 100.000 ha
of rural areas each year and over 400.000 ha in
dramatic years like 2003. Furthermore, the
frequency of wildfires in Portugal is expected to
remain the same or increase in the future, due to the
nature of Portuguese forestry activities as well as to
likely future climate conditions increasingly propitious
to the occurence of wildfires.
May 26 2010
DEADLINE for registration: May 19 2010
“Forest fires research - beyond burnt area statistics”
REGISTRATION FORM—please send the requested info by email to [email protected], e.g.
using the form available at
CESAM workshop “Forest fires research - beyond burnt area statistics”
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