Affiliated Organisations and Groups

Affiliated Organisations and Groups undertake substantial work on wildfires and bring their own resources to work with the Centre for a specific period of time on a particular topic or activity.

Associated Projects

In addition to the Core Projects directly funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the following wildfire-related projects have been awarded to Centre members.


Assessing the impact of recurrent agricultural burning on surface level air quality and health across SE Asian nations, funded by UKRI GCRF ODA (KCL – Hannah Nguyen, Mark Grosvenor, Martin Wooster, £80k)

SEMEDFIRE (South Eastern Mediterranean Excellence Development in Fire Research), funded by Horizon 2020 (Imperial – Guillermo Rein)

FIRE-ADAPT funded by Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchange (Reading – Sandy Harrison, Imperial – Colin Prentice)

TREEADS – A Holistic Fire Management Ecosystem for Prevention, Detection and Restoration of Environmental Disasters, funded by EU GreenDeal (TUC -Apostolos Voulgarakis)

AXA Chair in Wildfires and Climate (PI), funded by the AXA Research Fund (TUC Apostolos Voulgarakis, 1mil Euro)

First study of machine learning to detect wildfires in new European satellite data (KCL – Martin Wooster, £2k)

Fire-emitted Pollution and Climate change: linkages in the past, present, and future (FirePC) funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI)(TUC – Apostolos Voulgarakis)


FirEURisk – funded by EU Horizon 2020 (King’s College London – Martin Wooster) Read more…

WILDFIRE: Enhanced PIR sensors for remote wildfire detection and prevention – funded by Innovate UK (King’s College London and Imperial College London – Martin Wooster, Roger Whatmore)

LEMONTREE (The Land Ecosystem Models based On New Theory, obseRvations and ExperimEnts), funded through the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt by recommendation of the Schmidt Futures programme. LEMONTREE involves the University of Reading and Imperial College London – Sandy Harrison, Colin. LEMONTREE will bring three new PhD students into the Leverhulme Centre Read more…

Resilience and Adaptation to Climatic Extreme Wildfires (RACE Wildfires) (Imperial College London – Guillermo Rein)

Wildfire Vulnerability Assessment in North America (Imperial College London – Guillermo Rein)

GeoStationary Fire data for Developing Countries (King’s College London – Martin Wooster) Read more…

Pollution and Climate Smart Agriculture in China (King’s College London – Martin Wooster) Read more…

Wildfires at the Arts-Science Interface (King’s College London – Adriana Ford) Read more…



Assessment of open crop straw burning and its impact on air quality using satellites and in-situ observations in eastern China (King’s College London – Martin Wooster) Read more…