Pau Costa Foundation (PCF), Spain​

About us: we are a global non-profit organisation focused on wildfire management and prevention from the perspective of fire ecology. We facilitate interaction between a wide range of stakeholders to disseminate knowledge and promote joint projects worldwide.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we are in charge of the coordination (WP7) and communication (WP6) of the project. Co-organisers of the Spain,  Mexico and Argentina study hubs.

Contact person: Núria Prat

Institut de recherche pour le développement

Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) and botAnique et Modélisation de l’Architecture des Plantes et des végétations (AMAP), Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France

About us: a public research institution, we support an original model of equitable scientific partnership and interdisciplinary, citizen, sustainability science committed to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Two IRD institutes participate: AMAP and CEFE.


Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: scientific coordination and WP5 leader (IRD_AMAP) and WP4 leader (IRD_CEFE). Co-organisers of the Spain and Brasil (AMAP), and France (AMAP, CEFE) study hubs.

Contact person: Imma Oliveras

Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Spain

About us: we carry out research on forest science and technology, biodiversity, and bioeconomy, focusing our activity on the management and conservation of ecosystems from an environmental, economic, and social perspective.  

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: coordination of the Spain study hub and WP1, aiming to estimate the effects of IFM practices on fire hazard and stand carbon stocks in tropical and subtropical regions.  

Contact person: Pere Casals

Univsersitat de Lleida

Universitat de Lleida (UdL), Spain

About us: we are a public university whose main objectives are education and research, and with special focus on the fields of environmental and agricultural sciences, engineering, computer science, and health and life sciences.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: studying how biodiversity & provisioning, regulating & cultural ecosystem services are shaped & affected by anthropogenic & environmental drivers, disturbances, & management of forest ecosystem, including fire, at multiple spatial-temporal scales under global change. Co-organisers of the Spain study hub.

Contact person: Sergio de Miguel

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per la BioEconomia (IBE), Italy

About us: CNR is the largest public research institution in Italy. CNR-IBE deals with the definition of mitigation strategies and adaptation to global changes, and the development of sustainable systems for using bio-resources for food, manufacturing, construction, and energy purposes. 

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: participation in several WPs, especially WP1, 4, 5, and 6. Co-organization of the study hub in Italy together with UniTo and RAS. Organisation of the final conference in Italy (Alghero, Sardinia Island).

Contact person: Michele Salis, Valentina Bacciu, Bachisio Arca, Grazia Pellizzaro

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari (DiSAFA), Università di Torino (UniTo), Italy

About us: we undertake strategic research in agricultural, forest, and food systems. The Forestry & Wood lab carries out research on: forest ecology and silviculture; natural disturbances and natural hazards ecology and management; wood technology and forest operations.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we will manage the Italian study hub in Alpine, Temperate and Mediterranean ecosystems supporting research lines related to forest fuel management, fuel and fire behaviour modeling, and the monitoring of biodiversity at prescribed burning sites.

Contact person: Davide Ascoli

Animal Biology Lab & BioLand, Departament de Ciències Ambientals, Universitat de Girona (UdG), Spain

About us: we are specialised in biodiversity and ecological research, as well as in knowledge transfer to administration and society. With over 24 years of experience in disturbance ecology, we focus on the effects of wildfire, prescribed burning, and postfire salvage logging. 

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: co-leaders of WP2, where we are actively participating in all four tasks: standardisation of protocols, biodiversity description, knowledge review, and IFM recommendations. We also contribute to WP5 and WP7 and to organising the  Spain study hub. 

 Contact person: Pere Pons

Institut d’écologie et des sciences de l’environnement de Paris (iEES Paris), Sorbonne Université, France

About us: we are a lab hosted by Sorbonne Université. iEES Paris aims to analyse and model the organisation, functioning and evolution of ecological and environmental systems.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: iEES Paris will be involved mainly in WP2 in describing functional traits of woody species and analysing the fire sensitivity of all vegetation types present in all study hubs.

Contact person: Tristan Charles Dominique

Centro de Investigação e de Tecnologias Agroambientais e Biológicas (CITAB), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal

About us: we are the largest research centre of UTAD and focus on the agro-food and forestry systems using the production-chain approach as a whole. The Wildland Fire Lab researches the behaviour, ecology and management of fire, prescribed burning being a prominent topic of study.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: CITAB/UTAD is involved in WP1 (carbon dynamics), WP4 (modelling and forecasting), and WP5 (Integrated Fire Management as a climate adaptation approach) to which it will contribute with expertise on fire behaviour and fuel dynamics.

Contact person: Paulo Fernandes

Warucene, France

About us: we are a small company whose purpose is to advise and find innovative solutions to the risk of forest fires and particularly to make the forest/building interfaces resilient to fire.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we are especially involved in WP3, WP4 and WP5 to share and capitalize knowledge to be passed on to the integrated fire employment network in France (600+ practitioners). We will also be involved in the organization of the France study hub.

Contact person: Sébastien Lahaye

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna – Corpo Forestale e di Vigilanza Ambientale, Italy

About us: we are a technical service with police functions seeking to protect wildlife.  Our GAUF teams (Group of Analysis and Use of Fire) specialise in fire management and operate in direct fire attack and support of operations using controlled fires.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: participation in WP5. Co-organization of the study hub in Italy together with UniTo and CNR. Within this study hub, rangers perform prescribed and controlled burning in Sardinia. Rangers from GAUF teams will do the secondments.

Contact person: Giovanni Tesei, Elena Mura, Massimo Vaccargiu, Salvatore Cabiddu

Grupo de investigación en ecología del paisaje y modelación de ecosistemas (EcoMol), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), Colombia

About us: we integrate the use of tools such as remote sensing & geographic information systems with teaching, participative research & extension in applied & landscape ecology, fire ecology, geography, environmental sciences, conservation biology & territorial planning & management.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we participate in WP1, WP5, WP6 and WP7. 

Contact person: Dolors Armenteras

World Resources Institute (WRI), Mexico

About us: we are a global research organisation. We link environmental conservation, economic opportunities and human well-being, focusing on 6 urgent issues: climate, energy, food security, forests, water, cities and transport.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: participation in the work groups generated during the project, and support in the organization of meetings and workshops, including the study hub to be held in Mexico.

Contact person: José Iván Zuñiga, Manuel Cervera Villanueva

Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA), Brazil

About us: we are a federal agency with the mission to formulate and implement environmental public policies aimed at protecting the environment and promoting sustainable socioeconomic development. We host Prevfogo, in charge of managing wildfires in specific federal areas.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: together with ICMBio, we coordinate Brazil’s  study hub, which aims to showcase different realities of fire in three local biomes: the Cerrado (fire-prone), the Pantanal (fire-prone), and the Amazon (fire-sensitive), involving local and indigenous communities.

Contact person: Mariana Senra de Oliveira

Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), Mexico

About us: we are an agency of the Mexican government. We seek to develop, favor and promote productive, conservation and restoration activities in forestry; participate in the formulation of plans and programmes; as well as apply sustainable forestry development policies.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: with the collaboration of WRI Mexico, we coordinate the Mexico’s study hub, which will consist of an exchange of experiences in prescribed fire (TREX) and will address topics such as fire management and ecology, biodiversity conservation, carbon dynamics and public policies.

Contact person: César Alberto Robles Gutiérrez

Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN), Bolivia

About us: we are a civil society organisation committed to the conservation of nature that develops, with technical-scientific support, innovative ways of integral and sustainable development. From knowledge, we can seek solutions to current problems.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we will investigate the benefits of integrated fire management in nature and society, integrating various areas of knowledge from both the academic and operational worlds.

Contact person: Natalia Calderón, Carlos Pinto, Karina Sauma

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio), Brazil

About us: we are an autarchy under a special regime linked to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, whose mission is to protect the natural heritage and promote socio-environmental development through the administration of federal Conservation Units. 

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: together with Ibama, we coordinate Brazil’s  study hub, which aims to showcase different realities of fire in three local biomes: the Cerrado (fire-prone), the Pantanal (fire-prone), and the Amazon (fire-sensitive), involving local and indigenous communities.

Contact person: Luiz Gustavo Gonçalves

Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas (FICH), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), Argentina

About us: it was established in 1985 as a School of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Our mission is to train skilled students in natural resources and environmental technology disciplines; developing novel research, social extension, and technological knowledge transfer to society.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: as an interdisciplinary team with different areas of expertise, we will participate in WP2, WP4 and WP6. We will also be actively part of the study hub in Argentina.

Contact person: Aylen Carrasco-Milián

Centro de Investigación y Transferencia Rafaela, Argentina

About us: we are a double dependency unit between CONICET and the Universidad Nacional de Rafaela (UNRaf). In particular, we study productive aspects and of regional development, which involve problems of society-nature relationship and management of natural resources.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we are involved in the WP3 and WP5. We will focus our contributions on local knowledge and practices of the use of fire. Likewise, we are part of the coordination of the activities of the study hub of Argentina.

Contact person: Brián Ferrero

Secretaría de Protección Civil y Gestión de Riesgos de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina

About us: we work to avoid, defeat, diminish or mitigate the effects of natural agents or any other disaster that may be caused to the population and/or their property. We include the Risk Management paradigm and the Provincial Fire Management system.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: hosting partners; field visits and to organisations/agencies that participate within the Provincial Fire Management and Civil Protection System; training and updating events. Co-organisers of the Argentina study hub.

Contact person: Germán González

University of Reading, United Kingdom

About us: we are a research-intensive university with a substantial reputation for research excellence. We have strong track record of working in European projects and a very international environment with students and staff from over 150 countries and campuses in Malaysia, South Africa and China.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we will contribute to WP4 – Modeling and forecasting and WP5 – IFM as a climate adaptation approach.

Contact person: Sandy Harrison 

Our participation in FIRE-ADAPT is possible thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee EP/X039110/1.

Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society, United Kingdom

About us: we are a ten-year, £10-million centre addressing the challenges of wildfires globally, integrating approaches from social and natural sciences. It is led by Imperial College London, with King’s College London, Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Reading.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: communication, dissemination, engagement; provision of research and technology infrastructure; co-definition of research and market needs; research performer; testing/validation of approaches and ideas; education and training.

Contact person: Colin Prentice, Adriana Ford

Our participation in FIRE-ADAPT is possible thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee EP/X041417/1.

School of International Development (DEV) and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change (Tyndall), University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom

About us: at UEA, DEV has been ranked as the top development studies institution in the UK (THE REF Analysis 2021). Tyndall is a research centre promoting informed decisions on mitigating and adapting to climate change and connecting scientists and policymakers.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: co-leads WP3 and contributes to WP5.

Contact person: Rachel Carmenta

Our participation in FIRE-ADAPT is possible thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee EP/X040070/1.

Cobra Collective CIC, United Kingdom

About us: we work with communities to achieve positive change through research, capacity building, strengthening resilience, and developing long-term partnerships and collaborations.

Our role in FIRE-ADAPT: we will work on the human dimension of fire management, traditional knowledge, bridging knowledge systems; co-lead for WP3 and lead for the Argentina study hub.

Contact person: Bibiana Bilbao

Our participation in FIRE-ADAPT is possible thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee EP/X040054/1.