Fire Hazard and Flammability of European Forest Types

  • Gavriil Xanthopoulos
  • Carlo Calfapietra
  • Paulo Fernandes
Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 24)


This chapter discusses the fire hazard and flammability of the forest types of Europe. It does not present an in-depth treatment of the subject of fire hazard and fuel flammability but after briefly listing and discussing the factors affecting flammability and its relation to fire hazard it focuses on the specifics of the European forest types and on expected changes under a global warming scenario, in an effort to provide support for post-fire management decisions.


Fuel Accumulation Fire Risk Fire Behavior Fire Hazard Fire Danger 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gavriil Xanthopoulos
    • 1
  • Carlo Calfapietra
    • 2
  • Paulo Fernandes
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products TechnologyNational Agricultural Research FoundationAthensGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest BiologyNational Research CouncilPoranoItaly
  3. 3.Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological SciencesUniversidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

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