Forest fires and adaptation in Europe is top-ranked research

As at the end of January 2015 a study by the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Methods for Economic Decision-Making under Uncertainty (MEDU) research group was the most cited of all papers ever published in a top Springer journal.

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The research on "Forest fires and adaptation options in Europe" was carried out together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) within the MEDIATION project of the European Union Seventh Framework program (FP7) [1]. The research was published in the journal Regional Environmental Change in September 2014 as open access material.

The results of the research attracted much interest from a broad audience and were highlighted through a range of media, including Science Newsline, The Guardian newspaper, News Deutschland, Austrian News Agency, Kurier,, and others. IIASA scientists provided feedback and additional information to the journalists who requested comments.


[1] Khabarov N, Krasovskii A, Obersteiner M, Swart R, Dosio A, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Durrant T, Camia A, Migliavacca M (2014). Forest fires and adaptation options in Europe. Regional Environmental Change. doi:10.1007/s10113-014-0621-0


Institute for Environment and Sustainability (European Commission – Joint Research Centre), Italy

Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany

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Nikolay Khabarov

Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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