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The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), the Pau Costa Foundation (PCF), and the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) organize the Partner Webinar Series, a monthly series of webinars to bring together diverse voices from the global wildland fire community. If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker for this series, please contact us.

Past Webinars

Reflections from 20 years Examining the Social Dynamics of Fire Management (February 22, 2024)
Presented by Dr. Sarah McCaffrey
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Sarah McCaffrey, PhD, retired in 2022 after 20 years as a fire social scientist with the US Forest Service where her research focused on understanding the social dynamics of fire management. This included research projects that examined the role of risk perception and risk attitudes, social acceptability of prescribed fire, homeowner mitigation decisions, evacuation decision making, risk communication, and agency-community interactions during fires. Since retirement she has been involved with a number of research and practitioner efforts to improve future fire outcomes including as an adviser to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Wildfire Resilience Initiative and Board member for Fire Adapted Colorado. She received her PhD in 2002 from the University of California at Berkeley where her dissertation examined Incline Village, Nevada homeowner views and actions in relation to defensible space and fuels management.

Integrating Public Health into Forest and Fire Management (November 17, 2023)
Presented by Savannah M D’Evelyn
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Gender and Wildfires (October 5, 2023)
How Gender Equity Enhances our Capacity to Cope with Wildfires
Prof. Dr. Christine Eriksen, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland
Analyzing Women’s Performance in Wildfire Research
Prof. Elsa Pastor, Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech and research scientist at the Center for Technological Risk Studies at UPC

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Introduction to Partner Webinar Series
Panel of Presidents
Miriam Piqué, Pau Costa Foundation President, Head of the Multifunctional Forest Management Program, CTFC
Paul Hessburg, AFE President, Senior Research Ecologist, Pacific Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Joaquin Ramirez, IAWF President, CTO. Technosylva Inc. and Professor, University of Leon
This webinar provides an overview of each organization and discusses important wildland fire issues, future activities and goals, and ways the organizations can support each other.

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