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Current Wildland Fire Patterns and Challenges in Europe: A Synthesis of National Perspectives

Nieves Fernandez-Anez , Andrey Krasovskiy , Mortimer Müller , Harald Vacik , Jan Baetens (1) , Emira Hukić , Marijana Kapovic Solomun , Irena Atanassova , Maria Glushkova , Igor Bogunović , Hana Fajković , Hakan Djuma , George Boustras , Martin Adámek , Miloslav Devetter , Michaela Hrabalikova , Dalibor Huska , Petra Martínez Barroso , Magdalena Daria Vaverková , David Zumr , Kalev Jõgiste , Marek Metslaid , Kajar Koster , Egle Köster , Jukka Pumpanen , Caius Ribeiro-Kumara , Simone Di Prima , Amandine Pastor (2, 3) , Cornelia Rumpel , Manuel Seeger , Ioannis Daliakopoulos , Evangelia Daskalakou , Aristeidis Koutroulis , Maria P Papadopoulou , Kosmas Stampoulidis , Gavriil Xanthopoulos , Réka Aszalós , Deák Balázs , Miklós Kertész , Orsolya Valkó , David C Finger , Throstur Thorsteinsson , Jessica Till , Sofia Bajocco , Antonio Gelsomino , Antonio Minervino Amodio , Agata Novara , Luca Salvati , Luciano Telesca , Nadia Ursino , Aris Jansons , Mara Kitenberga , Normunds Stivrins , Gediminas Brazaitis , Vitas Marozas , Olesea Cojocaru , Iachim Gumeniuc , Victor Sfecla , Anton Imeson , Sander Veraverbeke , Ragni Fjellgaard Mikalsen , Eugeniusz Koda , Piotr Osinski , Ana C Meira Castro , João Pedro Nunes , Duarte Oom , Diana Vieira , Teodor Rusu , Srđan Bojović , Dragana Djordjevic , Zorica Popovic , Milan Protic , Sanja Sakan , Jan Glasa , Danica Kacikova , Lubomir Lichner , Andrea Majlingova , Jaroslav Vido , Mateja Ferk , Jure Tičar , Matija Zorn , Vesna Zupanc , M Belén Hinojosa , Heike Knicker , Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja , Juli Pausas , Nuria Prat-Guitart , Thomas Smith , Xavier Ubeda , Lara Vilar , Tugrul Yakupoglu , Georgia Destouni , Navid Ghajarnia , Zahra Kalantari , Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni , Turgay Dindaroglu , Stefan Doerr , Artemi Cerda
Nieves Fernandez-Anez
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Andrey Krasovskiy
Mortimer Müller
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Harald Vacik
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Emira Hukić
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Marijana Kapovic Solomun
Irena Atanassova
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Maria Glushkova
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Igor Bogunović
Hana Fajković
Hakan Djuma
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George Boustras
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Martin Adámek
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Miloslav Devetter
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Michaela Hrabalikova
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Dalibor Huska
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Petra Martínez Barroso
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Magdalena Daria Vaverková
David Zumr
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Kalev Jõgiste
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Marek Metslaid
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Kajar Koster
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Egle Köster
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Jukka Pumpanen
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Caius Ribeiro-Kumara
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Simone Di Prima
Cornelia Rumpel
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Manuel Seeger
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Ioannis Daliakopoulos
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Evangelia Daskalakou
Aristeidis Koutroulis
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Maria P Papadopoulou
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Kosmas Stampoulidis
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Gavriil Xanthopoulos
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Réka Aszalós
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Deák Balázs
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Miklós Kertész
Orsolya Valkó
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David C Finger
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Throstur Thorsteinsson
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Jessica Till
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Sofia Bajocco
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Antonio Gelsomino
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Antonio Minervino Amodio
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Agata Novara
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Luca Salvati
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Luciano Telesca
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Nadia Ursino
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Aris Jansons
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Mara Kitenberga
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Normunds Stivrins
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Gediminas Brazaitis
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Vitas Marozas
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Olesea Cojocaru
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Iachim Gumeniuc
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Victor Sfecla
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Anton Imeson
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Sander Veraverbeke
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Ragni Fjellgaard Mikalsen
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Eugeniusz Koda
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Piotr Osinski
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Ana C Meira Castro
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João Pedro Nunes
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Duarte Oom
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Diana Vieira
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Teodor Rusu
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Srđan Bojović
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Dragana Djordjevic
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Zorica Popovic
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Milan Protic
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Sanja Sakan
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Jan Glasa
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Danica Kacikova
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Lubomir Lichner
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Andrea Majlingova
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Jaroslav Vido
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Mateja Ferk
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Jure Tičar
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Matija Zorn
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Vesna Zupanc
M Belén Hinojosa
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Heike Knicker
Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja
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Juli Pausas
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Nuria Prat-Guitart
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Thomas Smith
Xavier Ubeda
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Lara Vilar
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Tugrul Yakupoglu
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Georgia Destouni
Navid Ghajarnia
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Zahra Kalantari
Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni
Turgay Dindaroglu
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Stefan Doerr
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Artemi Cerda
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Abstract

Changes in climate, land use, and land management impact the occurrence and severity of wildland fires in many parts of the world. This is particularly evident in Europe, where ongoing changes in land use have strongly modified fire patterns over the last decades. Although satellite data by the European Forest Fire Information System provide large-scale wildland fire statistics across European countries, there is still a crucial need to collect and summarize in-depth local analysis and understanding of the wildland fire condition and associated challenges across Europe. This article aims to provide a general overview of the current wildland fire patterns and challenges as perceived by national representatives, supplemented by national fire statistics (2009-2018) across Europe. For each of the 31 countries included, we present a perspective authored by scientists or practitioners from each respective country, representing a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. The authors were selected from members of the COST Action "Fire and the Earth System: Science & Society" funded by the European Commission with the aim to share knowledge and improve communication about wildland fire. Where relevant, a brief overview of key studies, particular wildland fire challenges a country is facing, and an overview of notable recent fire events are also presented. Key perceived challenges included (1) the lack of consistent and detailed records for wildland fire events, within and across countries, (2) an increase in wildland fires that pose a risk to properties and human life due to high population densities and sprawl into forested regions, and (3) the view that, irrespective of changes in management, climate change is likely to increase the frequency and impact of wildland fires in the coming decades. Addressing challenge (1) will not only be valuable in advancing national and pan-European wildland fire management strategies, but also in evaluating perceptions (2) and (3) against more robust quantitative evidence.
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hal-03514871 , version 1 (06-01-2022)

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Nieves Fernandez-Anez, Andrey Krasovskiy, Mortimer Müller, Harald Vacik, Jan Baetens, et al.. Current Wildland Fire Patterns and Challenges in Europe: A Synthesis of National Perspectives. Air, Soil and Water Research, 2021, 14, ⟨10.1177/11786221211028185⟩. ⟨hal-03514871⟩
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