publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

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

Cristina Montiel Molina; Luis Galiana-Martín;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Country: Spain
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: Geografía regional, Meteorología, wildfire risk, landscape character assessment, landscape units, land management, territorial dynamics, Spain, Mallorca, lcsh:Plant ecology, lcsh:QK900-989, Geography, Environmental protection, Fire regime, Land cover, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Land use, Temporal scales, Urban sprawl, Fire ecology, Vulnerability
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FORESTERRA
Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 291832
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | KBBE
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SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration
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