Forests, Climate and Society seminar – Miguel Rivière
From 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event details :
We are delighted to announce that the thirteenth Forests, Climate and Society Seminar will welcome Miguel Rivière. Miguel Rivière is an Ingénieur des Ponts des Eaux et des Forêts and holds a doctorate in economics specialising in the forestry sector. His doctoral work at BETA focused on the use of integrated ecological-economic simulation models for forecasting in the timber industry. Now at CIRED, his research focuses on mitigation and adaptation to climate change in forests and the attitudes of stakeholders to forest management at territorial level. His talk is entitled,
“Interdisciplinarity and modelling: understanding complex environmental phenomena, illustrated by the study of fire risk”.
The seminar will take place on Monday 12 June, at 2 pm, in the Jacamon 2 room.
Summary: The aim of the seminar will be to highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity, modelling and integration in understanding complex environmental phenomena. Two research projects on fire risk will be presented to illustrate this interest by integrating economic and environmental sciences, with a view to informing political decision-making on these issues. The first example involves exploring the economic and environmental implications of an increase in fire risk by the end of the century. The approach adopted is based on a combination of an ecological model of large-scale fire activity and an economic model of the timber industry. Over and above the direct impacts, the analysis examined the propagation of different sources of climate uncertainty along the modelling chain, highlighting the complex links between economic, environmental and climatic factors. The second example concerns the spatial assessment of the vulnerability of territories to the risk of fire. An approach based on multi-criteria analysis was used, integrating environmental, socio-economic and demographic data. The approach was also participatory and based on expert opinion, as well as on the use of numerical simulations. The results were then discussed in workshops, leading to a better understanding of vulnerability factors and the joint development of risk management measures.
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