Association for Fire Ecology

Founding Year: 2000

Staff: 22

Budget: ~$315k

Dr. Chris Dicus (President)

An organization “of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.” Aims to “play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy, to enhance our knowledge and management of fire as a fundamental ecological process.” Grants the AFE & SAFE Awards to honor career achievement in fire ecology and management by recognizing the pioneers and early advocates in our field. Organizes a number of conferences like the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Cultivating Pyrodiversity, on November 18-22, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona.



Association for Fire Ecology contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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