The MODFIRE Project

The research plan is thus structured to address the three open problems:

  • 1) How to integrate wildfire occurrence probability, stand flammability and wildfire spread to define a forest management planning wildfire behavior model?

  • 2) How to combine wildfire behavior models and multiple criteria methods to address the provision of regulatory services in forest management planning?

  • 3) How to engage forest owners and stakeholders so that the innovation in wildfire behavior modeling and multiple criteria methods is implemented in Portuguese forested landscapes management planning?

The research plan evolves a methodology that innovates and integrates the key ideas and facets to address the three open problems with the following tasks:

Task 1 - Inventory and modeling
Task 2 - Wildfire behavior simulation for management planning
Task 3 - Forested landscape management planning
Task 4 - Integration and case study application