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Goldammer Johann Georg

Goldammer Johann Georg, born 31 August, 1949. Graduated from Freiburg University, Faculty of Forestry (at the present time - Institute of Forest SciencesFaculty of Environment and Natural Resources) (1977). PhD in Ecology, Professor in Fire Ecology (2001), Senior Research Scientist for Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (1990), Director for the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) (1998), Director of GFMC in its role of Associated Institute of the United Nations University (2005). Expert in fire ecology and fire management. Coordinator and co-coordinator of international vegetation fire research campaigns such as the Southern African Fire-Atmosphere Research Initiative (SAFARI) (1990-1991), Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN) including Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment (Russia, 1993+), European Fire in Nature Conservation Network (2000+), EuroFire project on development of competency standards for fire managers (EU Leonardo) (2006+). Leader and coordinator of major international fire management working groups, e.g. UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire (1993-2014), Coordinator, UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and Global Wildland Fire Network (2004+). Furthermore serving as member of the Scientific Council of the Siberian Centre for Ecological Research of Boreal Forests and member of the International Laboratory of Forest Fire Ecology (Krasnoyarsk). In cooperation with Russian scientific institutions and government authorities he served as convener or co-convener of the Conference "Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia" (Krasnoyarsk, 1993); the UN FAO/ECE Seminar "Forest, Fire and Global Change" (Shushenskoye, 1996), the International Conference on Cross-Border Forest Fires and Cooperation in their Suppression (Irkutsk, 2010), the First and Second “International Fire Management Weeks” (Krasnoyarsk Krai, 2012 and 2013); the International Congress and Trade Fair on Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia (Novosibirsk, 2013); and the “UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-Boundary Fire Management” (UN, 2013). Major book volumes and journal articles with relevance to fire management in the Russian Federation are included in the publication list, including “Fire in ecosystems of boreal Eurasia” (Kluwer, with Furyaev, 1996); “Prescribed Burning in Russia and Neighbouring Temperate-Boreal Eurasia“ (GFMC, with E. Valendik et al., 2013); „Vegetation Fires and Global Change. Challenges for Concerted International Action. A White Paper directed to the United Nations“ (Kessel, 2013)



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