publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Fire Scenarios in Spain: A Territorial Approach to Proactive Fire Management in the Context of Global Change

Cristina Montiel Molina; Luis Galiana-Martín;
  • Published: 12 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Humans and fire form a coupled and co-evolving natural-human system in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. In this context, recent trends in landscape change, such as urban sprawl or the abandoning of agricultural and forest land management in line with new models of economic development and lifestyles, are leading to new fire scenarios. A fire scenario refers to the contextual factors of a fire regime, i.e., the environmental, socio-economic and policy drivers of wildfire initiation and propagation on different spatial and temporal scales. This is basically a landscape concept linking territorial dynamics (related to ecosystem evolution and settlement patterns) w...
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free text keywords: wildfire risk, landscape character assessment, landscape units, land management, territorial dynamics, Spain, Mallorca, Plant ecology, QK900-989, Urban sprawl, Land cover, Biology, Fire regime, Global change, Environmental protection, Agroforestry, Temporal scales, Land use, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Vulnerability
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Fire Scenarios in Spain: A Territorial Approach to Proactive Fire Management in the Context of Global Change

Cristina Montiel Molina; Luis Galiana-Martín;