A British Ecological Society Special Interest Group
The Fire Ecology meeting will now be held on 9th October 2015, University of Liverpool, UKPlease put this new date in your diaries!
Fire is a frequent and widespread phenomenon in many biomes across the world. This workshop will bring together ecologists working on fire across diverse systems and at different scales to discuss the effects of fire on vegetation, animals and ecosystem processes (e.g., decomposition, C fluxes). We hope to also address problems that are shared by ecologists undertaking burning experiments in the field, including conflicts with stakeholders, and challenges faced with low experimental replication.
This one-day meeting involves talks from national and international researchers (including Juli Pausas, Valencia, Spain) and round table discussion on key questions and priority research areas for fire ecology. We aim to develop a list of key questions that require addressing, and hope to foster communication between fire ecologists by establishing a friendly, stimulating network. The target audience includes academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and other stakeholders working on any aspect of fire ecology. Participants will be asked to formulate a question or raise a relevant issue that can be brought to the discussion.