Special Issue "Wildfire Hazard and Risk Assessment"
A special issue of Fire (ISSN 2571-6255).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Wildfire risk can be conceived of as the combination of wildfire hazard (often described by likelihood and intensity) with the susceptibility of people, property, or other valued resources to that hazard. Reflecting the seriousness of wildfire risk to communities around the world, substantial resources are devoted to assessing wildfire hazard and risk. Wildfire hazard and risk assessments are conducted at a wide range of scales, from localized to nationwide, and are often intended to communicate and support decision making about risks, including the prioritization of scarce resources. Improvements in the underlying science of wildfire hazard and risk assessment and in the development, communication, and application of these assessments can support effective decisions about all aspects of societal adaptation to wildfire, including decisions about prevention, mitigation, and suppression of wildfire risks.
To support such efforts, we are soliciting contributions to a Special Issue in the journal Fire on wildfire hazard and risk assessment. We invite contributions on any aspect of wildfire hazard or risk assessment, including but not limited to:
- Fire behavior modeling and simulation;
- Assessment of the risks of wildfire to communities, ecosystems, critical infrastructure, and other valued resources;
- Social aspects of wildfire risk, including socioeconomic concerns and vulnerability;
- Case studies on the development of wildfire risk assessment products with users;
- The role of wildfire hazard and/or risk assessment in decision making about wildfire under uncertainty;
- Relationships between wildfire and other hazards, such as flooding and debris flows;
- The effect of scale on wildfire hazard and risk assessment;
- Innovative uses of wildfire hazard and risk assessment in planning for extreme events.
Dr. James R. Meldrum
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fire is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Fire behavior modeling
- Risk assessment
- Decision making
- Wildfire risk to communities
- Wildfire prevention and mitigation