Special Issue "Wildland-Urban Interface and Risk of Wildfires"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Adélia N. Nunes
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Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: wildfire risk analysis; wildland-urban interface; land use/land cover change; exposition and vulnerability; risk perception
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Dr. Hélder David da Silva Craveiro
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University of Coimbra – ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: steel and composite structures; steel structures; cold-formed steel; structural stability; plug-and-play; fire; modular construction; pre-fabrication; industrialization; design for disassembly and reuse
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Dr. Albano Figueiredo
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Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: species distribution; ecological modelling; vegetation dynamics; biogeography; climate change
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to the Special Issue on Wildland-Urban Interface and Risk of Wildfires. The wildland-urban interface (WUI), defined as the area where houses are in or near wildland vegetation, is the area where wildfires pose the greatest risk to people and goods due to the proximity of flammable vegetation. The WUI fire risks are inherently a multi/interdisciplinary problem that requires a holistic approach, from a technological point of view to the management of the built-environment and forest, evacuation, socio-economic impacts and health, climate changes and sustainability, education and raising awareness and public policies, promoting the adoption of sounding protocols/regulations amongst all civil protection bodies and civil society.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring:

  • Risk assessment in the Wildland-Urban Interfaces (WUI)
  • Wildfire exposure and vulnerability in WUI
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Modelling of Forest Fires and its impact on the WUI
  • Impacts of Climate changes on WUI wildfires
  • Fire safety engineering and resilience of the built environment
  • Socio-economic impacts and recovering after a natural disaster
  • Public policies and legislation for safe and resilient WUI areas

Prof. Dr. Adélia N. Nunes
Dr. Hélder David da Silva Craveiro
Dr. Albano Figueiredo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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