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The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management. Our members include scientists, educators, students, managers, practitioners, policymakers, and interested citizens. Anyone who supports our mission can of AFE and through active involvement can help shape the emerging profession and growing field of fire ecology.

Diversity and Inclusivity Initiative   

AFE has established a new committee to ensure that diversity and inclusivity goals are always considered in all organizational activities, to assess the degree of commitment and achievement, and to report updated information to the AFE Board on status and accomplishments. Click here to read the committee charter. This group of 8-10 people will consist of representatives from the AFE Board and membership and seeks to leverage the widest range of experience and ideas, include representation of diverse viewpoints, and ensure equal opportunity to participate. We are currently seeking nominations for committee members; self-nominations are encouraged! Please send a letter of interest to office@fireecology.net, specifically describing why you’d like to participate on this committee.
Save the Date! Tucson Fire Congress 2019
The 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will redefine the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore cross-cutting issues across a variety of disciplines. The complexity of wildland fire requires partners to consider diverse perspectives and disciplines at multiple scales to develop strategies for living in fire-dominated landscapes. We welcome managers, practitioners, scientists, policy makers, and community members to join us. Our conference will engage participants in presentations, workshops, field trips, fire circle discussions, and networking. Look for the Call for Proposals in early January!


AFE is proud to award three individuals with Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2018. We are looking forward to presenting these awards at the 2019 Fire Congress in Tucson, Arizona. Please join us in congratulating Neil, Winston, and Tom! Read about the award winners.

Fire Ecology Journal

AFE’s journal, Fire Ecology, publishes peer-reviewed articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. Fire Ecology is open access and has published more than 30 issues since 2005.


As of 2018, Fire Ecology is being published by SpringerOpen. Visit the SpringerOpen website to access journal articles and to learn about submitting a manuscript. You can also sign up to receive alerts from SpringerOpen to stay updated on new Fire Ecology articles.

Explore the World of Wildand Fire Videos

As part of AFE's Education Committee, the Wildland Fire Education and Training Collaborative (WETC) is producing a video series called The World of Wildland Fire. These free wildland fire instructional videos provide both basic fire science and more advanced wildland fire topics. Several videos have been completed and are now available at www.worldofwildlandfire.com.

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