Post-Fire Management and Restoration of Southern European Forests

  • Francisco Moreira
  • Margarita Arianoutsou
  • Piermaria Corona
  • Jorge De las Heras

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Francisco Moreira, Margarita Arianoutsou, V. Ramón Vallejo, Jorge de las Heras, Piermaria Corona, Gavriil Xanthopoulos et al.
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Marcos Rodrigues, Sandra Santos de Oliveira, Claudia Kemper Pacheco, Francisco Moreira, Beatriz Duguy et al.
    Pages 21-43
  4. Robert Mavsar, Elsa Varela, Piermaria Corona, Anna Barbati, Graham Marsh
    Pages 45-78
  5. Gavriil Xanthopoulos, Carlo Calfapietra, Paulo Fernandes
    Pages 79-92
  6. V. Ramón Vallejo, Margarita Arianoutsou, Francisco Moreira
    Pages 93-119
  7. Jorge de las Heras, Daniel Moya, José Antonio Vega, Evangelia Daskalakou, V. Ramón Vallejo, Nikolaos Grigoriadis et al.
    Pages 121-150
  8. Javier Retana, Xavier Arnan, Margarita Arianoutsou, Anna Barbati, Dimitris Kazanis, Anselm Rodrigo
    Pages 151-170
  9. Josep Maria Espelta, Anna Barbati, Lídia Quevedo, Reyes Tárrega, Pablo Navascués, Consuelo Bonfil et al.
    Pages 171-194
  10. Filipe X. Catry, Francisco Moreira, Enrique Cardillo, Juli G. Pausas
    Pages 195-222
  11. Joaquim S. Silva, Hélia Marchante
    Pages 223-255
  12. Margarita Arianoutsou, Vittorio Leone, Daniel Moya, Raffaella Lovreglio, Pinelopi Delipetrou, Jorge de las Heras
    Pages 257-291
  13. Leonor Calvo, Jaime Baeza, Elena Marcos, Victor Santana, Vasilios P. Papanastasis
    Pages 293-319
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 321-329

About this book


In spite of all the efforts made in fire prevention and suppression, every year about 45 000 forest fires occur in Europe, burning ca. 0.5 million hectares of forests and other rural lands. The management of these burned forests has been given much less attention than fire prevention or fire suppression issues, but the post-fire management of burned areas raises strong concerns (economic and social impacts, soil erosion and water quality, biodiversity loss, forest restoration). Although there are a few publications which address post-fire management, the focus of these has been either on general approaches to restoration or specific topics such as preventing post-fire soil erosion. This book is about the post-fire management of fire-prone forest types in southern Europe.  It provides the first comprehensive overview of the topic, ranging from stand-level to landscape-level management, and from emergency actions to long-term restoration approaches.

The book is divided into 2 major sections. The first includes five chapters where transversal topics such as recent changes in fire regimes in Southern Europe, the economic, legal and social aspects of post-fire management, fire hazard and flammability of different forest types, and post-fire management approaches, are addressed. The second section is divided in seven chapters, with a similar structure, each one dealing with the forest types more affected by wildfires in Europe (and other fire prone habitats such as shrublands),.

The book is targeted to an audience of professionals (forest managers, landscape planners, and forest agency staff), graduate students and researchers. It is the first publication to access in comprehensive way post-fire management issues in European forests, for which only fragmented knowledge through specialized or grey literature was available so far.


Fire ecology Forest restoration Post-fire management Wildfires

Editors and affiliations

  • Francisco Moreira
    • 1
  • Margarita Arianoutsou
    • 2
  • Piermaria Corona
    • 3
  • Jorge De las Heras
    • 4
  1. 1., Centre of Applied EcologyInstitute of AgronomyLisbonPortugal
  2. 2., Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of BiolNational and Kapodistrian University ofAthensGreece
  3. 3., Dept. for the Innovation in Biological,University of TusciaViterboItaly
  4. 4., Plant Production and Agronomy TechnologyUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2207-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2208-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1319
  • Series Online ISSN 1568-1319
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