The 9th Conference on Fire Effects on Soil Properties

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 - Thursday, 22 June 2023

De Fietser, Ede

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The International Conference on Fire Effects on Soil Properties started in 2007 as the International Meeting of fire effects on soil properties. The meeting took place in Barcelona and it was organized by Mediterranean Environmental Research Group from Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. Since then, the conference has been carried out regularly. In 2021 (July 26 to 28) the 8th International Conference on Fire Effects on Soil Properties was organised in Guarapuava – Paraná – Brazil. This time (2023) the conference is organised by Stichting TERRAenVISION and the Global Fire Partnership in The Netherlands. 

The main subjects of the meeting are as follows:

1) Fires effects on biological, chemical, and physical soil properties;

2) Agricultural fires (e.g., slash-and-burn), wildfires, and prescribed fires, and laboratory fires;

3) Fire effects on vegetation, soils, and hydrology;

4) Soil recovery after fires;

5) New methodologies to study fire effects on soil;

6) Climate change and fire;

7) Traditional and cultural uses of fire (e.g., traditional community and native people) and the role of local and traditional ethno-ecological knowledge of fire;

8) Fire and Extreme weather effects on Soil Properties