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Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Effects on Wildlife

This special issue “Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Effects on Wildlife” will include papers about fire effects on wildlife and fire management for wildlife. 

Restoring Fire in Eastern Oak Savannas and Forests

Fire Ecology collection "Restoring Fire in Eastern Oak Savannas and Forests" is based on papers presented at the 6th Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference held in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.

Long-Term Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery

Fire Ecology collection "Long-Term Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery" focuses on our understanding of long-term vegetation recovery processes.

  1. Authors: J. Kevin Hiers, Joseph J. O’Brien, J. Morgan Varner, Bret W. Butler, Matthew Dickinson, James Furman, Michael Gallagher, David Godwin, Scott L. Goodrick, Sharon M. Hood, Andrew Hudak, Leda N. Kobziar, Rodman Linn, E. Louise Loudermilk, Sarah McCaffrey, Kevin Robertson…

    Content type: Forum

2020 Outstanding Associate Editor

María Marcela Godoy, Guillermo E. Defossé and María del Carmen Dentoni

Editors Note: Fire Ecology is one of the very few journals that provides abstracts in both English and Spanish. We do this because of the tremendous amount of fire ecology work done in Spanish-speaking countries. However, the journal has a difficult time finding funding to perform these translations. Over the last four years, Guillermo E. Defossé (center of picture), María Marcela Godoy (left) and María del Carmen Dentoni (right) have translated Fire Ecology abstracts free of charge. They not only translated the original abstract but also reviewed the translation for accuracy. AFE thanks them for their outstanding work by awarding this team the Associate Editors of the Year.

Guillermo E. Defossé is a Research Scientist working as a principal researcher in the Esquel Research Center for Mountains and Steppes of Patagonia (CIEMEP-CONICET); he is also forest ecology professor at the University of Patagonia in Esquel, Patagonia, Argentina. In 2015 he was elected Director of the Doctoral Program in “Ecology and Management of Vegetation Fires” taught at the University of Patagonia.

María Marcela Godoy is a forest engineer at U of La Plata in Argentina, and also holds a MSc in Forest Genetics at Georgia Augusta University of Göttingen, Germany (1994).  She started working on fire Ecology at the Patagonian Andes Forest Research and Extension Center (CIEFAP) in Esquel in 2000. She is also assistant professor of Forest Ecology since 1999 and advanced PhD candidate in the Doctoral program of “Ecology and Management of Vegetation Fires” taught at the University of Patagonia.

María del Carmen Dentoni is meteorologist of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, specialized in Fire Weather and FDRS in the UI, the NOAA Fire Weather Program, and the BC Wildfire Program.  She worked for the Servicio Nacional de Manejo del Fuego (SNMF, National Fire Management Service) of Argentina (1998-2019), leading the Fire Weather and FDR Programs. She is Professor of Climatology at the University of Patagonia and studied Spanish to English translation at the Argentine Association of English Culture.

Past articles in Fire Ecology

All historic issues published in Fire Ecology are available on this website. You can access them by visiting the Articles tab. They are also available on SpringerLink.

All articles in Fire Ecology are open access. The full article can be viewed and downloaded free of charge.

Fire Ecology Chats

Fire Ecology Chats is a collection of podcasts that discuss the origins, results, and implications of papers published in the journal Fire Ecology. Authors of Fire Ecology articles are interviewed about their papers and asked why their findings are important and what are the consequences of their findings. These podcasts are typically five to ten minutes long. Interviews are hosted by the Editor of the journal and attended by one or more authors on the paper. Fire Ecology Chats are a quick and exciting way to learn about important fire ecology research from the authors themselves and to decide if the paper is important enough to read for your area of study. 

If you are an author of a Fire Ecology article and would like to further market your paper, please learn about the different options on how you can communicate your research here.

COVID 19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Fire Ecology is the international scientific journal supported by the Association for Fire Ecology. Fire Ecology publishes peer-reviewed articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. We welcome submissions on topics that include a broad range of research on the ecological relationships of fire to its environment, including, but not limited to:

  • Ecology (physical and biological fire effects, fire regimes, etc.)
  • Social science (geography, sociology, anthropology, etc.)
  • Fuel
  • Fire science and modeling
  • Planning and risk management
  • Law and policy
  • Fire management
  • Inter- or cross-disciplinary fire-related topics
  • Technology transfer products

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The Association for Fire Ecology is pleased and excited to announce that the journal Fire Ecology will now be published by Springer Nature. We hope that the additional peer review process and system support provided by them will allow us to continue to publish the best research in fire ecology with increased efficiency and integrity.

Bob Keane, Managing Editor

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Frontiers in Fire Ecology

This collection celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Association for Fire Ecology by presenting current advances and directions for the future of fire ecology and related research.

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