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Planted forests and forest plantations under fire

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Breakout 4
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sigma Room

Speaker

Dr Andrey Krasovskiy
Senior Research Scholar
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Modeling Climate-Induced Wildfire Risks Across Earth's Biomes and Analyzing Adaptive Strategies in Planted Forest, Forest Plantations, and Afforestation Areas

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Andrey Krasovskiy is a mathematical modeler expert in simulations and optimization, applied across various fields, including economics, technology, and social sciences. His research covers land use and forest modeling, with a specific focus on wildland fires across different regions and globally. As the primary developer of the Wildfire climate impacts and adaptation model (FLAM), a mechanistic fire model integrated into the IIASA biophysical model cluster, he plays a pivotal role in assessing and projecting burned areas and fire adaptation strategies in the context of climate change. He currently leads the FLAM team within the Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group of IIASA, making significant contributions to the Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program. His research interests also spans dynamic optimization of economic growth and investment models, evaluating REDD+ offsets with financial benefit-sharing mechanisms, wildlife population modeling, permanence modeling, and the optimization of election policies within age-structured societies.
Dr Hyun-Woo Jo
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Korea University

Application of Hybrid Forest Fire Modelling (FLAM-Net) in South Korea's Planted and Managed Forests

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Hyun-Woo Jo earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2023. Currently, he is serving as a postdoctoral fellow at OJERI, Korea University, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. His research focuses on the application of remote sensing and deep learning techniques in the agricultural and forestry sectors. He specializes in integrating domain-specific knowledge with machine-learning architectures. His doctoral dissertation, titled "Hybrid Forest Fire Prediction Modelling by Transferring Human Domain Knowledge into Artificial Intelligence: Projecting Climate Change on National-Specific Dynamics in South Korea" is currently being refined during his postdoctoral fellowship at IIASA. This work involves enhancing the data-driven optimization of IIASA's process-based forest fire model, FLAM.
Mr Minwoo Roh
Ph Candidate
Korea University

Developing a Forest Fire Diagnostic Model Utilizing Satellite Imagery

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Mr. Minwoo Roh is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology Engineering at Korea University. He has developed a forest fire risk prediction model using GIS/RS, machine learning, and deep learning technologies. He is currently conducting short-term forest fire risk forecasts for a 3-day period using short-term weather forecast data from the Korea Meteorological Administration. In particular, he is conducting research to develop a forest fire prediction model that reflects surface conditions based on remote sensing data.
Dr Laura Kiely
Scientist
Scion

Spatial approaches to modelling fire in New Zealand

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Laura Kiely is an atmospheric scientist and wildfire researcher based at Scion Christchurch. During her work at Scion and previous positions at the University of California Riverside and the University of Leeds she has worked on fire and smoke modelling with a focus on fire impacts and management.
Dr Richard Yao
Scion

Assessing the Impact of Forest Fires on Ecosystem Services: A Scoping Literature Review and Proposing a New Framework

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Biography

Richard Yao has an MS degree in Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Environmental Economics. With more than 16 years of experience at Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute), he presently holds the position of a senior research economist, specialising in the assessment of the broader value associated with terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems. His expertise in value assessment encompasses primary production, carbon sequestration, recreation, enhanced water quality, water flow regulation, erosion prevention, and the conservation and improvement of biodiversity. Utilising his expertise in econometric modeling, forest economics, environmental economics, production economics, investment assessment, and spatial modeling, Richard has been leading research programmes related to environmental protection and enhancement, land use management, biosecurity protection, and natural resource management. He has successfully completed and is currently executing various research initiatives in partnership with New Zealand government agencies, universities, research institutes, and industries.
John Keithley Difuntorum

Monitoring Fire and Drought Risk using a Real-time Fuel Moisture System

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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Biography

Shana Gross is a Fire Ecologist with Scion leading the wildfire research group’s science programme (https://www.scionresearch.com/rural-fire-research). She is passionate about delivering up-to-date and credible science in support of policy and land management as well as to disseminate science to and interact with managers and the public.
Florian Kraxner

Chairperson

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