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Università di Sassari-Dip. di Economia e Sistemi Arborei

Short name
UNISS
Web
http://www.uniss.it/

Country
Italy
Role
UNISS participates at the project with these main topics: statistical analysis on fire regimes in Sardinia in the last decades, analysis of historical fire trends; mapping of most recurrent burned areas also with GIS tools (WP11); monitoring changes in vegetation status in relation to drought; modeling of fuel dryness conditions across European sites, evaluation and characterization of main fire emissions by laboratory measurements and modeling (WP23); characterizing and mapping vegetation structure (WP24); recovering techniques for the most important Mediterranean species living in fire-prone areas, enclosing WUI (WP32); Sardinia is also proposed as study site area (WP42).
Work packages
Members
Experience
UNISS works on: fire trend analysis, relationship with weather/climate; field and laboratory monitoring of fuel properties, fire ecology, biodiversity and recovering techniques, fuel models, fire propagation and danger modeling, smoke emissions. Main research project about fire and Climate Change: VULCAN (2001-2004); INCREASE (2009-2012). UNISS also participated at two National Research Projects about wildland fires.
Brief description of the legal entity
UNISS works since ’60 on biology and physiology of tree and shrub species. From 1990 research activities were concentrated more on ecophysiology, agro meteorology, biodiversity, fire ecology and management, fire propagation and danger modeling.

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