Landscape-Based Fire Resilience: Identifying Interaction Between Landscape Dynamics and Fire Regimes in the Mediterranean Region

Jinlai Song, Daniele Cannatella*, Nikos Katsikis

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Abstract

Wildfires are widely viewed as key evolving inputs of Mediterranean ecosystem. But anthropogenic climate changes and other socioecological recessions have transformed normal wildfire into megafire. The paradigm shift is needed since the suppression capacity has been increasingly overcome from the fire department. This research is aiming to integrate diverse landscape dynamics and fire regimes, to interpret the interactions between them and identify a series of heterogeneous fire typologies in the Mediterranean region in order to support the application of landscape-based approaches. By classifying the land system dynamics into meteorologic, physiographic, biological and anthropogenic indicators (in relation with wildfire ignition and propagation), geographic information system based approaches and statistic analysis are applied to create diagnostic mappings. The results establish 10 types of landscape-based fire typologies which can be used as the decision support tool to prioritize risk mechanism and then lead to mitigate wildfire risk by changing contextual territorial elements in landscape system in order to create an integral long time territorial design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2023 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsOsvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Francesco Scorza, Ana Maria A. C. Rocha, Chiara Garau, Yeliz Karaca, Carmelo M. Torre
PublisherSpringer
Pages328-344
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-37116-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event23rd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2023 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 Jul 20236 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14108 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2023
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period3/07/236/07/23

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public

Keywords

  • fire management
  • land cover
  • landscape dynamics
  • Mediterranean land system
  • wildfire regimes

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