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Each day of the conference will be introduced by a Keynote Lecture given by the following speakers:

Mark FinneyMark Finney
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT (USA).
Mark Finney is a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service located at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana, USA. He began working in Missoula in 1993 following two years of research with the US National Park Service. He received his Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from University of California, Berkeley in 1991. His research at the Forest Service has been devoted to spatial modeling of wildland fires, developing fire modeling for decision support systems, analysis of fuel treatment effectiveness and optimization, simulation-based approaches for wildfire risk analysis, and laboratory experiments on physical processes in fire spread.

Emilio ChuviecoEmilio Chuvieco
University of Alcalá (Spain).
Emilio Chuvieco is Professor of Geography at the University of Alcalá (Spain), where he coordinates the master and Ph.D. program in Remote Sensing and G.I.S. and the "Environmental Remote Sensing Research Group". He is a correspondent member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences. He has taught postgraduate courses in twelve different countries. He was a visiting Scholar at the Universities of Berkeley, Nottingham, Clark, Cambridge, Santa Barbara, Maryland and the Canada Center for Remote Sensing. He has coordinated 27 research projects and 20 contracts. He has supervised 33 Ph.D. dissertations and is the coauthor of 315 scientific papers and 26 books. His main research interest is the extraction of environmental information of Earth Observation satellites (forest fires, vegetation parameters, land cover change). He is also involved in the analysis of philosophical and religious attitudes towards environmental conservation, and is currently coordinating an Environmental Ethics Chair funded by a private Foundation.

Dave CalkinDave Calkin
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT (USA).
Dave Calkin is a Research Forester in Human Dimensions Program at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is the team lead of the Fire Economics group of National Fire Decision Support Center, a joint agreement between Fire and Aviation Management and Research intended to improve risk based fire management decision making through improved science application and delivery. His research incorporates economics with risk and decision sciences to explore ways to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of wildfire management programs. He has been involved in numerous fire program reviews and has developed several well adopted decision support systems used by US fire and aviation management agencies.


The online registration and the payment of conference fees, social dinner and field trip was extended until May 20, hour 14:30 Italian time.

Definitive Program:

- Oral Program
- Poster Program

Don’t forget to read carefully the guidelines for oral and poster presentations

Side events:

"Environmental risk communication: strategies, synergies and new challenges"

"First International WUIWatch Workshop: The WUI problem in Europe. Prevention and self-protection"

Don't forget to register to field trip and social dinner!

Field Trip Details
Social Dinner
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The Conference is part of the Extreme project, supported by the Sardinian Regional Government L. Reg. 7, 2007


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