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Call for Papers

~ Thank you for your interest. Abstract submission is now closed. ~

Welcome to the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) Fire & Climate 2022 Conference Call for Presentations.

Fire and Climate 2022 will concentrate our attention on the most significant forces shaping wildland fire today and better prepare us to focus and respond to the formidable challenges of tomorrow.

Fire & Climate 2022 is relevant for researchers and practitioners with expertise in a range of wildland fire areas including air quality monitoring and/ or regulation, land management, fire responders, public health, fire weather, climate change and forecasting, among others. The conference will leverage the lessons learned in recent extreme wildfire seasons around the globe and discuss emerging adaptive behaviors to benefit the entire international wildland fire community. During the conference, participants will discuss the latest scientific advances, explore how scientific information is being put to practical use in the field and utilized to inform public policy, as well as consider gaps and limits in our current understanding.

We call for presentations within the following topic areas:


  • Community resilience and adaptation
  • Impacts, consequences and recovery
  • Community engagement and education
  • Indigenous knowledge and practice
  • Public health and safety

Operations/Fire Management

  • Land and fire management
  • Readiness and response
  • Firefighter health and safety
  • Technology and innovation




Sector Change and Leadership

  • Authorising environments and policy
  • GHG emissions and mitigation options
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Sector leadership and agency adaptation
  • Climate adaptation

Fire Risk

  • Fire behaviour
  • Meteorology/Extreme weather
  • Fire ecology
  • Wildlife impacts
  • Smoke transport and air quality
  • Climate variability and change
  • Fire landscapes/Ecosystem change
  • Prediction and modelling
Submit your Paper

There will be a separate program for each venue and, therefore, a separate process to submit presentations.

The deadline to submit is February, 14 2022 for Melbourne, and January, 31 2022 for Pasadena.

For Melbourne, where all presentations will be live and in-person, we are seeking submissions for Oral and Poster Presentations. For more information on how to submit a presentation, please refer to this step-by-step guide

To submit an abstract for Pasadena, visit this page for more information

Presentation Types
Oral Presentation

20-minute presentation. 

These presentations will be grouped with presentations of similar topics by the organisers.

Poster Presentation
Will be presented during a designated session, as well as made available through the entire conference.
Ignite Talk
5 minute presentation


Open November 3, 2021

Extended to February 14, 2022 for Melbourne

Closed January 31, 2022 for Pasadena

Review of papers – February – March 2022

Authors notified – early April 2022

Program Schedule Finalised –  mid/late April, 2022

Information needed to submit papers
  • Presentation Title
  • Contact Information (name, title, affiliation, phone, email)
  • Type of Presentation
    • Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation
  • Abstract: 400 words or less, please use as much non-technical language as possible, and that describes the areas that will be specifically addressed in the presentation.
  • Additional Presenters/Authors: Name, title, affiliation, email
  • Student Presenter: Yes or No
  • Presenter bio (100 words or less) – add at time of registration.