Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems

  • Emilio Chuvieco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emilio Chuvieco
    Pages 1-10
  3. Susan L. Ustin, David Riaño, Alexander Koltunov, Dar A. Roberts, Philip E. Dennison
    Pages 41-53
  4. Andrea Camia, Giuseppe Amatulli
    Pages 71-82
  5. Emilio Chuvieco, Jan Wagtendonk, David Riaño, Marta Yebra, Susan L. Ustin
    Pages 83-96
  6. Domingos X. Viegas, L. M. Ribeiro, M. T. Viegas, L. P. Pita, C. Rossa
    Pages 97-109
  7. Fernando Pérez-Cabello, María Teresa Echeverría, Paloma Ibarra, Juan de la Riva
    Pages 111-128
  8. Ioannis Z. Gitas, Angela de Santis, George H. Mitri
    Pages 129-148
  9. Vittorio Leone, Raffaella Lovreglio, M. Pilar Martín, Jesús Martínez, Lara Vilar
    Pages 149-170
  10. Ana I. Miranda, Carlos Borrego, Helena Martins, Vera Martins, Jorge H. Amorim, Joana Valente et al.
    Pages 171-187
  11. Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Jose M. C. Pereira, Roberto Boca, Peter Strobl, Jan Kucera, Anssi Pekkarinen
    Pages 189-203
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 205-257

About this book


Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal drought. As a result of changes in traditional land use practices, and the impact of recent climate warming, fires have more negative impacts in the last years, threatening lives, socio-economic and ecological values. The book describes the ecological context of fires in the Mediterranean ecosystems, and provides methods to observe fire danger conditions and fire impacts using Earth Observation and Geographic Information System technologies.


Geoinformationssysteme ecology ecosystem environmental science fire geographic information system geography mediterranean remote sensing vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio Chuvieco
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad Filosofia y LetrasUniversidad Alcala de HenaresAlcala de HenaresSpain

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