In many parts of the world both the area and intensity of wildland fires have been growing alarmingly. However, it is not only the number of fires that are changing, but it is also the nature of these fires that are changing. Global warming, over-accumulation of fuels in fire-prone forests, and growth at the wildland-urban interface all suggest that the fire protection strategies we have used in the past may no longer serve us so well in the future.
Invitation to attend Exploring the Mega-fire Reality 2011
- Read the Chairmans' Welcome
Bill de Groot
Bill de Groot is a Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), Natural Resources Canada. Since joining the CFS in 1985, his work has primarily focused on fire behaviour and fire danger rating research, modeling, and applications. Bill has recently developed a fire effects model for Canada (CanFIRE)
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The conference brings together experts from around the world and addresses the following major topics:
The official language of the conference will be English.