Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political & Ecological Effects
University of Montana, Missoula, USA. May 19-23, 2014
The causes and effects of large wildland fires are the subjects of great debate among fire researchers, managers, and policymakers. Are large wildfires unnatural events, causing great ecological harm that should be suppressed at all costs? Or could they provide opportunities to reduce fuel loads and restore ecosystems altered by past fire exclusion, and improve resiliency in the face of ongoing climate change? What are the latest research findings, management treatments, and policy initiatives addressing large wildfires? Join us for this unique event co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire with support by the Joint Fire Science Program.
TREE student travel grants are available for this event. Early decision applications are due December 1, the next deadline will be announced in January. Contact AFE for an application.
Early Bird Registration ends December 13; Register soon for the best available rates.
Nominations currently being accepted for AFE’s Annual Awards to be given during the conference at our awards banquet. AFE will be presenting all three of our Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Stoddard, Wright, and Biswell Awards, as well as our Graduate and Undergraduate Student Excellence Awards. See the AFE website for details on these awards and nomination process. Deadline to receive nominations is March 14, 2014.
Abstracts for Oral or Poster Presentations is Jan. 31, 2014. Abstracts must be submitted online.