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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.

Student Scholarship!

Scholarships up to $2500 are available to support student research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science. Applications are due 4/20. Apply Now!


2019 AFE Annual Report


Our 2019 Annual Report shares information about membership, the Fire Ecology journal, TREE grants, the 2019 Fire Congress, and more.

2019 Outstanding Associate Editor for Fire Ecology Journal

Congratulations to Todd C. Esque for winning the Outstanding Associate Editor Award for 2019! This award was recently created by the AFE Publications Committee to reward the Associate Editors of Fire Ecology for their amazing work.


Todd is a research ecologist with the US Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center. As a desert ecologist Todd has resided in the southwestern US for the past 40 years. When periodic wet seasons support a flush of invasive annuals, desert fires are not far behind. Todd and colleagues study the effects of desert fire and invasive plants on native plants and animals.

Congratulations to AFE's 2019 Award Winners!

We enjoyed celebrating the accomplishments of our 2018 and 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, and student award and scholarship winners at the Fire Congress in Tucson!




Fire Ecology Journal

AFE’s journal, Fire Ecology, publishes peer-reviewed articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. Visit the SpringerOpen website to freely access journal articles and to learn about submitting a manuscript.


You can also sign up to receive email alerts from SpringerOpen and follow @SpringerEcology and @fireecology or search #SNFECO for the latest posts .

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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