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Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif

Short name
UFAS
Web
http://www.univ-setif.dz/

Country
Algeria
Role
The leader of the UFAS group will be the leader of a party of WP 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 3.3. Specifically, the group will contribute to 1.1.1 as a reconstruction of fire history in Algeria, 1.1.2 for changes in forest cover and socio economic data, 1.2.1 relationship between fire, weather and climate and fire if we can get climate data for Algeria, 1.3.3 for the social aspect and may be the 3.2 in restoring ecosystems in Algeria.
Work packages
Members
Experience
A. Madoui is interested in the ecology of fire and the usage of fire in ecosystemic management. In Algeria, he has been working on the ecology of fire for the last 10 years. He managed to describe the impact of fires on vegetation (especially Pinus halepensis, Quercus rotundifolia) and on Quercus suber in progress. In Quebec, he studies the spatial configuration of fires and cuts in the boreal forest by using Landsat imagery and GIS. He has been a partner of a French project with Tunisian Partner since 2007 about Mediterranean ecosystems vulnerability in Northern Africa leaded by Dr. Mouillot.
Brief description of the legal entity
The Ferhat Abbas University of Sétif (Algeria) opened in 1978 and is organized around six faculties and 22 departments. Approximately 50,000 students are enrolled at the University, composed of 1243 employees who work for education and research with an international cooperation. UFAS accounts for 4 doctoral schools. The research is articulated on 34 laboratories and 254 projects. Engineering, natural and earth sciences are the most relevant subjects at the university. The Departments of biological sciences and agronomy have the main role to involve the studies on agronomy and forest ecosystems which provide an insight to current environmental issues.

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