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.


Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty of when international travel and in-person conferences will resume safely, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference. The program committee and our partners believe in the importance of this event occurring in-person, and we are looking forward to hosting this event October 4-7, 2022 in Florence, Italy.

Webinar Recordings Available

Thanks to everyone who participated in the two webinars held October 20-21! Webinar recordings are now available, featuring an international panel 1) discussing COVID-19 impacts on the 2020 fire season and 2) integrating fire ecology and the bioeconomy into wildfire management.

Fire Ecology Film Festival Winner

We are pleased to announce that Walking with Fire: A Wildfire Documentary is the top-voted film! Congratulations to Justin Sullivan and his team. You can still watch the films submitted to the Film Festival and use the discussion posts to share comments. 

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 October 4-7, 2022 for workshops, presentations, networking activities, and field trips in Florence, Italy.

Overview of Schedule
– October 4: Workshops and Trainings
– October 5 and 6: Plenaries and Concurrent Presentations
– October 7: Field Trips

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