Leverhulme Wildfires Poster Session 2023

Leverhulme Wildfires Poster Session 2023

Welcome to the Leverhulme Wildfires Summer Conference Poster Hub!

Here you can view a list of posters that were presented at the poster session, organised into the four main conference themes. To view the poster abstracts, please download here (xcel).

Where provided, pdfs of the posters can accessed below.

A big thank you to the judges of the ECR Poster Competition, José Gomez-Dans, Manolis Grillakis, Mark Grosvenor and Cathy Smith. The quality of the posters was very high, making decisions difficult, but the final winners (each receiving £150) were:

Theme 1: Theo Keeping (University of Reading)

Theme 2: Matt Kasoar (Imperial College London)

Theme 3: Hafizha Mulyasih (Imperial College London)

Theme 4: Fiona Newman Thacker (Wageningen University and Research)


Thank you to all who presented a poster.


Theme 1: Large-scale observations and models of fire

1. Warda Rafaqat (HVL): Current State of the Art in Wildfire Prediction for Norway with Respect to Vegetation
2. Imogen Richards (King’s College London) Sensitivity of physical parameters for wildfire modelling I. Richards pdf
3. Will Maslanka (King’s College London): Estimating Emissions from High-Latitude Fires: The Adapted FREM Approach W. Maslanka pdf
4. Aline Mwintome Naawa (WASCAL-Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, University of Lome, Togo): Examining Wildfire Drivers and Impacts on Ghana’s Northern Savannah Ecological Zone A. Naawa pdf
5. Katie Blackford (Imperial College London): INFERNO-peat: A representation of Northern high latitude peat fires in the JULES-INFERNO fire model K. Blackford pdf
6. Daniel Gallagher (Royal Holloway, University of London): The relationship between humans and fire during the Holocene in the Neotropics D. Gallagher pdf
7. David Sandoval (Imperial College London): Fire rate of spread model inversion: what can be inferred from remote sensing observations of fire behaviour? D. Sandoval pdf
8. Kaveh Salehzadeh Nobari (Imperial College London): Sovereign Ratings in the Face of Climate and Wildfire Risks K. S. Nobari pdf
9. Theodore Keeping (University of London): A New Method to Model Wildfire Occurrence Probability T. Keeping pdf
10. Mohammad Tavakol Sadrabadi, Mauro S. Innocente (Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILAB), Centre for future transport and cities (CFTC), Coventry University, UK): A conceptual frame work for improving the accuracy of wildfire propagation models through wind measurements with Drones
11. Adedayo Adedeji (King’s College London):Estimating fire emissions in real-time towards fire risk management in the European Territory A Adedeji pdf
12. Luke Richardson-Foulger (King’s College London/ University College London): A Bayesian Approach to Deriving Fire Emission Estimates from Infrared Spectroscopic Time Series L. Richardson-Foulger pdf
13. Farrer Owsley-Brown (King’s College London): Potassium in biomass could help to improve wildfire emissions estimates F. Owsley-Brown pdf
14. Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos (Imperial College London): Design of stochastic trigger boundaries for rural communities evacuating from a wildfire

Theme 2: Fire as an Earth system process

15. Henry Thompson (King’s College London): Uncovering spatiotemporal trends in fire activity in pastoralist southern Ethiopia using satellite remote sensing. H. Thompson pdf
16. Oscar Kennedy-Blundell (University of Exeter): Pyrogenic carbon characteristics and short-term exposure to terrestrial and fluvial peatland catchment processes O. Kennedy-Blundell pdf
17. Matt Kasoar (Imperial College London): A negative feedback on El Niño events caused by extreme fire activity in equatorial Asia 
18. Yicheng Shen (University of Reading): Investigation of post-fire vegetation recovery rate in various biome Y. Shen pdf
19. Michaela Flegrova (Imperial College London): Investigating Surface Albedo Changes Following Landscape Fires in Sub-Saharan Africa M. Flegrova pdf
20. Ramesh Ningthoujam  (Imperial College London): Monitoring of tropical vegetation properties affected by fire (frequency, exposure)R. Ningthoujam pdf
21. Luke Sweeney (University of Reading): Humans and wildfire during the Holocene: modelling the drivers of fire at a regional scale across Europe  
22. Hamed Shariatmadar (King’s College London): Characterisation of Emitted Gaseous Species and Particle Concentrations Using HyperCam and Sampling System H. Shariatmadar pdf

Theme 3: Fire in relation to land management, conservation, livelihoods and health

23. Kapil Yadav (King’s College London): Between conservation, livelihoods, and disasters: Examining the evolving governance of forest fires in India  K. Yadav pdf
24. Naftal Gicheru Kariuki (Kenyatta University, Kenya): Link between wildfires occurrence and human livelihood activities in Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya N. Kariuki pdf
25. Michel Valette (Imperial College London): Future impact of prescribed fires and woodlands restoration on biodiversity and carbon stock in the Cairngorms national park M. Valette (Scotland) pdf
26. Michel Valette (2) (Imperial College London): Environmental policies and fires regimes across a contested deforestation frontier: the case of the Brazilian Amazon M. Valette (Brazil) pdf
27. Rosie Watts (Swansea University): Awareness of, and attitudes towards, wildfire in Great Britain across three comparative studies
28. Hafizha Mulyasih (Imperial College London): Experimental study of peat fire suppression on a laboratory scale H. Mulyasih pdf
29. Haleema Misal (Imperial College London): A Q-methodology approach to understanding causes and drivers of wildfires in Crete, Greece

Theme 4: Bridging scales and perspective

30. Sophie De Pauw (University of Reading): Is a Picture Always Worth 1000 Words? Some Reflections From the Field  S. De Pauw pdf
31. Tilly Hall (Durham University): Wildfire as a ‘Matter of Care’ T. Hall pdf
32. Rahina Sidiki Alare (King’s College London): Exploring the dynamics of shifting fire regimes in Northern Ghana’s Savannah Landscapes: Interactions of Space, Time, and Discourse R. Sidiki Alare pdf
33. Kayla de Freitas (Royal Holloway, University of London): REDD+ Fire: Disparate Intentions in Contemporary Approaches to Fire Governance K. de Freitas pdf
34. Li Wang (King’s College London): Localising biomass burning control in China’s authoritarian state L. Wang pdf
35. Enoch Tsui (Imperial College London): Pacific subsurface temperature as a long-range indicator of El Niño, regional precipitation, and fire E. Tsui pdf
36. Fiona Newman Thacker (Wageningen University and Research): What is a fire resilient landscape? Towards an integrated definition