Publications and references

Call for Papers: Special issue on Fire$: Economics and policy of global fire activities

The Task Force would like to invite to contribute to a Special Issue of Forest Policy and Economics that will be dedicated to the economic aspects of vegetation fires across the world. This special issue will address a number of pressing issues related to the growing and unsustainable economic burden that fire has become, a situation that is asking for alternative, cost-effective land management policies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic drivers of global fire activities
  • Global trade and “virtual export” of fire activity
  • Fire implications on ecosystem services valuation/carbon accounting and pricing
  • Economic perspectives on traditional fire use
  • Extents and distributions of benefits/costs/risks of fires
  • Policy and governance solutions for global fire challenges
  • Life-cycle assessment/ financial tools for fire risk mitigation and firefighting expenditures
  • Biomass utilization/salvage logging/alternative livelihood development and other economically incentivized leverage to promote fire risk mitigation

Both original research and reviews are welcome for publication in this issue. All submissions will undergo anonymous review to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject. The Special Issue will be open for submission at the beginning of 2020, and new manuscripts will be accepted until June 2020. Published studies will help advance the mission of the Fire$ Task Force mandated by the International Union of Forest Research Organization (more details here:

Kind regards,

The guest editors: François-Nicolas Robinne, Yeon-Su Kim, and Marcos Rodrigues Mimbrero

Submission of full manuscript: March to June 2020






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