PyroLife ITN Training Event 4:
Ways forward: integrated fire management
Organised by PyroLife, WIMEK and PE&RC
Organised by PyroLife, WIMEK and PE&RC
Integrated landscape fire management requires an overview of several disciplines. Therefore, the PyroLife Innovative Training Network contains four PhD courses based on understanding three aspects of landscape fire: 1) climate, risks and impact, 2) human dimensions and planning aspects, 3) science-policy interaction. These three courses are followed by a fourth course 4) integrated fire management, where the way forward towards building and implementing an integrated fire management is discussed and developed. This is the final course of this four-PhD-course series, focusing on integrated fire management.
Fire behavior is becoming globally more extreme and wildfires more prevalent in previously less-fire prone regions. This challenge cannot be solved with the traditional mono-disciplinary approach of fire suppression. There is a critical need to change fire management from fire resistance to landscape resilience: Living with fire. Achieving this integrated fire management requires inter- and transdisciplinary research based on four axes of diversity: combining cross-geography, cross-risk, and cross-sector approaches while embracing social diversity.
The goal of this PhD course is to bring people with different scientific backgrounds together to discuss challenges and solutions of achieving an integrated approach. Through invited talks, interactive discussions, group work and field visits you will work on a range of topics relevant to integrated fire management, including lessons learned from other fields. In small groups coached by an international expert in the field, you will develop a perspective on a subtopic of integrated fire management, illustrated with a core visual, to be submitted for publication. As such, participants will work on specific topics in pyrogeography and wildland fire science, but with the aim of an integrated vision in mind. At the end of the course, we will return to the questions what is integrated fire management, what is the way forward, and how does your work will contribute to this way forward. Course activities and lodging is arranged in a single location, to facilitate networking and making informal connections outside of the official schedule.
Central to the groupwork and the course discussions will be the question to what extent lessons learned in a specific context are local or whether they are universal or global, and the question of the diversity of knowledge and people needed for this topic.
This is a 3-ECTS (84 hours) PhD course, for which the plenary portion takes place in Ede, The Netherlands (76 hours). For work-life balance considerations, the program is scheduled such that travel to and from the venue may be done during weekdays, and one day of free time is planned during the course itself. Participants are expected to dedicate 8 hours to prepare for the course in two ways: 1) to prepare insights/lessons that others can learn from your own research that are relevant for integrated fire management, and 2) to read materials relevant to the group assignment.
more information on how to prepare will be sent at least three weeks before the course starts
Central to the course are two recurring themes: 1) Diversity: what diversity of knowledge and people is required in integrated fire management? 2) What should be determined locally, and what knowledge and methods are universally or globally applicable
This course covers the integration of knowledge and lessons from a range of different disciplines across the social sciences, environmental sciences and engineering. We therefore target PhD candidates working on integrated fire management, as well as PhD candidates working on specific social, environmental or engineering aspects who are interested in placing their work in a broader inter- and transdisciplinary context. It is not required to have followed a PyroLife course before, yet it is required to work on a landscape fire related topic and be interested in contributing to integrated fire management.
|Location||The Netherlands. Hotel de Bosrand, Ede
|Target group||PhD candidates working on integrated fire management; and PhD candidates working on specific social, environmental or engineering aspects of fire who want to put their understanding into a broader inter- and transdisciplinary context.
Postdocs and early to mid-career researchers are also welcome, if they work on similar topics.
|Level||PhD candidate level; or having a PhD in topic related to fire resilient landscape|
|Prerequisites||Ongoing PhD research on a topic related to landscape fires|
|ECTS||3 ECTS (84 hours)|
|Course Completition||All participants are expected to prepare to 1) prepare insights/lessons that others can learn from your own research in the context of Integrated Fire Management; 2) actively contribute to the group assignment throughout the whole course; 3) actively contribute to the final discussions on the way forward. In the case that the course coordinators consider a participant’s contribution to the course is not what can be expected from a PhD candidate, an additional assignment after the course may have to be done to complete the course
|Lecturers and group coaches||a.o. Cathelijne Stoof (WUR)
Peter Moore (FAO/ consultant)
Marc Castellnou (Catalan Fire Service)
Julissa Galarza (WUR), Guillermo Rein (Imperial College)
Jasper de Vries (WUR)
Spyros Paparrizos (WUR)
Jantsje van Loon (WUR)
Rik Leemans (WUR)
Jeroen Warner (WUR)
and more to be announced
|Course fee||Pyrolife PhD candidates: €1500
WIMEK and PE&RC PhD candidates not part of Pyrolife total fee= €1500. Note that WIMEK and PE&RC will pay half the fee from their own budgets. Bills being send to your chair group will therefore be €750 (i.e. the reduced fee). Other WUR PhD candidates: let us (email@example.com) know of your interest; and we can confer with your graduate school if they are willing to contribute to a reduced fee.
For within the WUR department of ESG, an internal calculation will be done.
For other WUR participants, the course fee will be paid following an intercompany send to your chair group.For non-WUR participants, including most (non-WUR) PyroLife PhD candidates, an invoice will be sent to your working address
|Registration deadline||August 19th, 2022|
|Registration||Opening on July 15th, 2022|
|Cancellation condition|| Up to 1st August 2022, (first) cancellation is free of charge.
• Up to twee weeks prior to the start of the course (5 September), a fee of €750 will be charged, unless you can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement. In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
After this date you will be charged the full registration fee, unless:
• You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement. In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
• You have a valid reason to cancel (illness or death in the family 1st or 2nd degree; corona travel restrictions). Your supervisor/PI must send an email indicating the reason for cancellation. In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
Should Covid conditions restrict travel and/or gatherings in large groups, we do reserve the right to cancel or delay this on site course, or turn it into an online/ hybrid course. We will keep you informed in case this becomes a realistic scenario
|Included in the fee||Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, bus excursion. Accommodation will be in shared rooms (2 people per room)|
|Not included||Travel to and from the venue De Bosrand, Ede, The Netherlands|
|More information||dr.ir. PJ Vermeulen (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
PyroLife ITN is a global initiative for training and research in integrated wildfire management. The vision of PyroLife is to learn across disciplines, regions, and practices, and to connect science and practitioners to move from short-term reactive suppression towards a status where society is able to live with fires. PyroLife ITN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme MSCA-ITN-2019 – Innovative Training Networks under grant agreement No 860787.
WIMEK is the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate. As a graduate school, WIMEK aims at developing an integrated understanding of environmental change and its impact on people, society and nature.
PE&RC is the Dutch graduate school for Production Ecology & Resource Conservation with the mission to Understanding the functioning of natural and managed ecosystems, to improve the quality of life.