Fire and Forest management: environmental implication and consequences
Conveners: Conveners: Marcos Francos, Xavier Úbeda, Paulo Pereira, and Roser Rodríguez-Carreras
Wildfire affects soil properties, produce the consumption of vegetation and modify the habitat of the existent fauna. Post-fire environments are extremely brittle and the forest management can damage irreversibly the environmental conditions. The decisions and practices carried out in these environments must take into account the state of soil, vegetation and fauna avoiding the degradation of these environmental elements. There are not a consensus about how and when act in these areas and clearly the consequences of each type of management in soil, vegetation and fauna. Find the appropriate and sustainable forest management from short- to long-term is essential for the preservation of soil properties, avoid the erosion processes and a detrimental effect on vegetal recovery and elude damage the birds’ community and other biodiversity. Consequently, the objective of this session is analyze and compare different managements after fire and its effects on soil, plants and animals to avoid environmental degradation. The session aims to do a scientific interface between scientists from different disciplines with a common objective, find a sustainable forest management after wildfire.