Course theme

Type of course


Fire in the landscape: introduction to biophysical aspects

  • 25 January - 05 February 2021
  • Online
  • Environmental Life Sciences, Geosciences, Social Sciences & Economics
  • 2.0 ECTS

Integrated fire management includes social, economic, cultural and ecological values in each step of the management cycle (prevention, preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery), and therefore requires integrated and interdisciplinary training of our new leaders in fire.

Target audience

A diverse group of people pursuing their PhD degree. This course will cover the basics of biophysical aspects of fire in the landscape; hence it is targeted towards PhD students/candidates working on integrated fire management as well as to PhD students/candidates working on a specific biophysical aspect that want to put their understanding into a broader multidisciplinary context.

Overall learning goal

To develop a broad understanding on the basics of the biophysical aspects of Fire in the landscape, and to be able to link the causes of fire in the landscape to the impact they have, both on the way fires are managed as their impact of the environment.

As such it is a multidisciplinairy course, focusing on four modules: fire engineering, weather and climate, fire management and risk assessment (incl. suppression, mitigation), and fire impacts on the natural environment.

  • Wageningen University
  • 11 January 2021