Posted on December 30, 2011

Fires in Western Amazonia: The Effects of Climatic, Social, Demographic, and Land Use Changes on Fire Incidence and Fire Hazard

19-22  August  2011  

Throughout the forested tropics, large, uncontrolled, and destructive fires are increasingly generating enormous economic, ecological, and social losses. No longer limited to Eastern Amazonia, large fires escaped from burning fields and pastures have become common in the dry season, ravaging forests, farms, and settlements in much of Amazonia.


Researchers from the biological, landscape, social, and atmospheric sciences working in Amazonia met during August 19 and 22 2011 in Lima and Pucallpa, Peru to critically analyze the influence of socio-environmental processes on patterns of fire use, fire spread, fire control, and losses in the Western Amazon.


Below are links to the program, participants and main outcomes of the conference: