Forest fire extremes in mountain regions

Project lead

Manuela Brunner


Julia Miller

Project staff

Julia Miller

Project duration

2022 - 2025

FoFiX - a project on climate change impacts on FOrest FIre eXtremes in mountain regions - tackles questions on the emerging fire hazard in regions not yet affected by forest fires, e.g. mountain regions of Central Europe.

By using novel datasets and modelling approaches the project focuses on:

  • identifying drivers of forest fires from a hydro-meteorological and land-surface perspective
  • adressing climate change impacts on these drivers and the resulting forest fire extremes
  • investigating compounding events of fires and floods, (snow-) droughts and heat waves