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7th International Wildland Fire Conference - Facing Fire in a Changing World: Reducing Vulnerability of People and Landscapes by Integrated Fire Management; Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; 28 October - 1 November 2019.
The newly established IUFRO “Fire$: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity” Task Force kicked-off collaboration after being formally established at the XXV IUFRO World Congress with participation in the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) hosted October 28 to November 1, 2019, in Campo Grande, Brazil, with a post-Congress tour until November 4.
The main objective of the IWFC was an exchange of opportunities among professionals of all nationalities related to fire management and forest fire control. Participants included managers, authorities, technicians, researchers, brigades and firefighters. Among the conference's activities were the debate and dissemination of work on the impacts of fire on communities and ecosystems in various regions of the world.
Members of the Fire$ Task Force contributed to the conference by sharing their future plans and presenting the paper “Global Fire Challenges in a Warming World”, which stresses the diversity and the complexity of the global fire situation, a situation that is evolving, positively or negatively, in unknown proportions due to global environmental changes.
The Task Force is an international consortium of researchers, managers, and practitioners whose aim is to examine the role of local-to-global temporal, spatial and economic dynamics (including non-monetary values/markets) influencing the occurrence of wildland fires across the planet as it warms.