Notes on the Short Course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties (EGU2014)


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Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Guillermo Rein , Antonio Jordán , Claudio Zaccone , Lorena M. Zavala

In this edition of European Geoscience (EGU) 2014 Assembly we organized a short course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties. As in the previous course organized in EGU 2013, we think that the objectives were largely achieved. The attendance was high (Figure 1) and the participants were very intervenient during the entire course. This was an excellent opportunity to share and transmit in a simpler way some important aspects of fire effects on soil properties. The topics covered were, Vegetation controls on debris flows in burned areas, Kevin Hyde Wyoming Centre for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics USA (Figure 2), Assessment of Temperature Reached in Fire-affected Soils with NIR, Raúl Zornoza Department of Agricultural Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Cartagena Spain (Figure 3), Forest Fires effects on Boreal Soils, Kajar Koster, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (Figure 4), Ash and soil interdependence in post-fire environments, Merche Bodi, Spain (Figure 5) and Forest Fires impact on soil biology, Evgeny Abakumov, Department of Applied Ecology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation (Figure 6). Courses are an excellent opportunity to communicate information and show potential research gaps that Master and PhD students can be focused in the nearest future. In the final of the course, the organizers delivered certificates of attendance to speakers and participants. In the name of the organizers thank you very much for the participation. For the next EGU we have already some ideas for new courses, soon we will inform you all. See you next year!!!!

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Participants of the Short Course on Forest Fire Effects on Soil Properties.

 

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Kevin Hyde during the presentation of “Vegetation controls on debris flows in burned areas“.

 

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Raúl Zornoza during the presentation of “Assessment of Temperature Reached in Fire-affected Soils with NIR“.

 

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Kajar Koster during the presentation of “Forest Fires effects on Boreal Soils“.

 

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Merche B. Bodí during the presentation of “Ash and soil interdependence in post-fire environments“.

 

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Evgeny Abakumov during the presentation of “Forest Fires impact on soil biology“.

 

 

This post has been published previously in the EGU Blog Network.

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