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13 June Thursday

Bridging the gap between fire ecology and fire behaviour – 2022 Summer school in Barcelona

13 June 2022, 00:00 - 16 June 2022, 23:59
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Campus Diagonal Besòs, Edificio A. EEBE, C. d’Eduard Maristany, 16
Barcelona, 08019 Spain

Summer school

Bridging the gap between fire ecology and fire behaviour

Barcelona,  13th – 17th June 2022


Fire ecology and fire behaviour scientists have been working independently on the understanding of wildfires for a long time, but the mutual benefits that the ones could bring to the others are uncountable. Due to this, an interaction between both fields is essential to bring the most complete view under wildfires studies. What each one of the disciplines can bring to the other is the first question that should be asked. Knowing the basics of both sides is the first step in the trip, and the outcome of this training school.

The coming FIRElinks training school will take place in Barcelona, host by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya between the 13th and the 16th of June of 2022. This year’s training school’s topic is “Bridging the gap between fire ecology and fire behaviour”. We will bring together fire ecologists and experts in fire behaviour to cover the basics and to put together a platform where discussion and understanding will be together.

This summer school is designed for early career researchers in the field of wildfire that are interested on the present and future of the relation between fire ecology and fire behaviour fields, motivated to deepen on both, meeting other students and experts working on the same problem. The venue hosting this event is the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, located in Barcelona.

To apply for this summer school, registration must be submitted in the firelinks.eu website (see the RSVP section below), and a brief CV and a motivation letter has to be submitted both to Elsa Pastor (elsa.pastor@upc.edu) and Nieves Fernandez Anez (nieves.fernandez@hvl.no). Deadline for registration is the 20th of April, and acceptance will be notified by the 25th of April. The best candidates will get a full scholarship covering all the associated costs.

List of lectures

Elsa Pastor – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Nieves Fernandez Anez -Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Andrey Krasovskiy – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Paulo Fernandes – Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Imma Oliveras – Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
Nuria Prat – Pau Costa Foundation
Xavi Ubeda – Universitat de Barcelona



DAY1 – afternoon (Monday June 13)

Welcome: registration and material

Key note lecture: “Bridging the gap between fire ecology and fire behaviour”


DAY 2 (Tuesday June 14)

Module 1. Fundamentals of combustion and fire dynamics

Module 2. Fundamentals of fire ecology


DAY 3 (Wednesday June 15)

Module 3. Fire behaviour metrics and monitoring

Module 4: Fire effects and fire related plant traits

Module 5. Fire behaviour modelling and simulation


DAY 4 (Thursday June 16)

Study tour


Tickets are not available as this event has passed.
Start: June 13, 2022
End: June 16, 2022
Cost: Free
Event Category:
Venue Name: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Address: Campus Diagonal Besòs, Edificio A. EEBE, C. d’Eduard Maristany, 16
Barcelona, 08019 Spain
Organizer Name: Elsa Pastor
Organizer Name: Nieves Fernandez Anez
Organizer Name: Maria de Las Nieves Fernandez Anez