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.
Technical University of Crete (TUC) is one of the leading Universities in Greece, hosting a diverse range of Engineering Departments. The Department of Environmental Engineering is a major hub of excellence in the country for research in the environmental sciences and is the home of Associate and Founding Director Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis, who leads a research team focusing on climate and wildfire science. Through the affiliation partnership between our Centre and TUC, we aim to constructively build a deeper understanding of Mediterranean fires, their impacts, and best ways of managing them.See details
Fire in the Future: interaction with Ecosystems and Society (FURNACES) is a 3-year German-Austrian collaborative project (2020-2023), which aims to bring together expertise in fire ecology, social ecology, remote sensing, data science and vegetation modelling to better understand the local to global relationships between human, climate, vegetation and fire. The affiliated partnership between our Centre and FURNACES will leverage synergies within meta-analysis of human-fire relationships, use of remote-sensing data to explore the drivers of fire regimes and the development of improved fire models that incorporate both physical and societal controls on fire.See details
The ACRoBEAR and ARCTIC VOICES projects are closely linked projects, both led from the University of Leeds, focused on improved understanding of societal impacts from high latitude fire. The goal of ACRoBEAR is to predict and understand health risks from wildfire air pollution and natural-focal disease at high latitudes, under rapid Arctic climate change, and resilience and adaptability of communities across the region to these risks. Arctic Voices aims to understand the factors that affect resilience to the effects of climate change on wildfires among Indigenous and local communities in Siberia. The affiliated partnership between our Centre and ACRoBEAR/Arctic Voices will ensure synergies in our work, and strengthen our Fire in the North research strand.See details
LEMONTREE- The Land Ecosystem Models based On New Theory, obseRvations and ExperimEnts- is a five year project, involving an international consortium led by the University of Reading, and funded through the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt by recommendation of the Schmidt Futures programme. The project aims to develop a next-generation model of the terrestrial biosphere and its interactions with the carbon cycle, water cycle and climate. LEMONTREE involves Leverhulme Wildfires' Sandy Harrison and Colin Prentice, and will bring three new PhD students into our Centre.See details
In addition to the Core Projects directly funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the following wildfire-related projects have been awarded to Centre members.
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…