The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) are partnering with Regione Toscana and University of Florence to host a conference in Florence, Italy for diverse stakeholders involved in wildfire management. Experts from Europe and around the world are invited to gather in Florence to share fire ecology science and expertise. This conference will be a meeting point for international wildfire and landscape managers, scientists, policy makers, communicators and other representatives from national, regional and local organizations. Save the date and join us in Florence, October 2021!

Virtual Event, October 2020

Join us October 20-21, 2020 for webinars discussing COVID-19 impacts on the 2020 fire season and integrating fire ecology and the bioeconomy into wildfire management. We will also be hosting a virtual film fest! The event is free; registration is now open.

Fire Ecology Film Festival

In conjunction with the 2-day webinar this fall, we are hosting a fire ecology film festival online. Submissions are due September 28 and the top voted film with be shown at the conference in 2021. 

Conference Postponed to October 2021

After much consideration with our partners and program committee, we have decided to postpone the Fire Across Boundaries conference until October 12-15, 2021. Please save the dates! The Call for Proposals is temporarily closed and will reopen in January 2021. See our FAQ page for COVID-19.

Special Issue: Fire Ecology

A special issue will be published through the open access journal, Fire Ecology. This special issue will include a selection of the communications presented at the conference. 

Instructions for how to submit articles will be posted on the website as we get closer to the event dates.

Theme and Topics

This conference focuses on connecting fire ecology research and management across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. The conference will cover a wide range of topics to address the main challenges of wildfires in the era of climate change with the perspective of fire ecology.

Conference Schedule

Join us for four days of workshops, presentations, networking activities, and field trips in Florence, Italy.

October 12, 2021: Workshops 

October 13-14, 2021: Plenary and Concurrent Oral Presentations

October 15, 2021: Field Trips


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