Domingo Miguel Molina Terrén

Domingo Miguel Molina Terrén
Universitat de Lleida | UDL · Department of Vegetal Production and Forestry Science

PhD in Wildland Resources Science at University of California Berkeley. Forestry Engineer, M.Sc.; DR.

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Introduction
Domingo Molina Terrén PhD at University of California, Berkeley, USA // Forest Engineer at Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain // Present position: Professor and Chair MSc Wildlan Fore Sc. & Integrative Mgmt. University of Lleida, SPAIN // Chair MásterFUEGO http://www.masterfuegoforestal.udl.cat/es // Director "Revista Incendios y Riesgos Naturales" http://revistarirn.org/revista 😀😀😀 // Location map http://www.etsea.udl.es/etsea/
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January 1994 - present
Universitat de Lleida
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Fire Ecology, Forest Ecology, Fire Simulations, Prescribed burning, Job Hazard Abatement Actions
January 1994 - present
Universitat de Lleida
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Director of Master of Science in Wildland Fire Science and Integrative Management
Education
August 1991 - February 1994
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • Wildland Resources Sciences
August 1990 - August 1991
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • Wildland Resources Sciences

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Publications (149)
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Mediterranean landscapes are changing due to the impacts of changing land-use patterns and climate. Fuel–weather interactions determine that large, severe wildfires are increasingly common. Prescribed burning in southern Europe is therefore justified by the need to manage fire-prone vegetation types and maintain cultural landscapes that provide a r...
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Aim of study: Large wildland fires (LWF) are major disturbance processes affecting many ecosystems each year. In last decades, socio-economic changes have contributed to major changes in land uses. This study assess trends in number, burned area and average size of large wildfires (> 100 ha) from 1978 to 2010 in Spain. Area of study: This work anal...
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Wildfire presents a challenge to natural resource managers the world over, and the intentional setting of fires can be used to alleviate some of the challenges associated with wildfire management. Prescribed burning can be used prior to wildfires to reduce fuel loads and promote ecological integrity in fire-adapted systems, while suppression burnin...
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Wildfire fatalities remain a significant problem in Mediterranean Europe. Although there is a strong inter-annual variability with regard to their number, repeated tragic accidents remind us of this grim occurrence, despite the increasing firefighting capacity aimed to improve human safety. In this paper, we present an analysis of the 865 fatalitie...
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Las opiniones valiosas son las que proceden de una reflexión meditada y se apoyan en evidencia contrastadas y si es el caso, con una perspectiva temporal amplia. Sin embrago, mucha gente comunica sus valoraciones desde un muy endeble (cog-nitivamente hablando) presentismo. Por ejemplo, ase-gurando que el ICONA plantó pinos para echar a campesinos d...
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Cuando hablamos de trabajos de prevención y extinción de incendios forestales, ¿estamos definiendo y certifi-cando bien las competencias de cada grupo de trabajo? Cada vez es más frecuente la certificación de competen-cias de individuos en el mercado laboral, pero ¿por qué no la de cada grupo de trabajo atendiendo a la especificidad y capacidad de...
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Este es el segundo de muchos números. This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, informative research texts in these topics and reviews of books and people in these fields. The language is Spanish. Esta es una revista sobre aspectos técnicos sobre "Incendios y otros Riesgos...
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Este es el número 5. This is issue 5. This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, informative research texts in these topics and reviews of books and people in these fields. The language is Spanish. Esta es una revista sobre aspectos técnicos sobre "Incendios y otros Riesgos...
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Este es el número 6. This is issue 6. This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, informative research texts in these topics and reviews of books and people in these fields. The language is Spanish. Esta es una revista sobre aspectos técnicos sobre "Incendios y otros Riesgos...
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Este es el número 4. This is issue number 4. This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, informative research texts in these topics and reviews of books and people in these fields. The language is Spanish. Esta es una revista sobre aspectos técnicos sobre "Incendios y otros...
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Este es el 3 numero. This is issue number 3. This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, informative research texts in these topics and reviews of books and people in these fields. The language is Spanish. Esta es una revista sobre aspectos técnicos sobre "Incendios y otros...
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Reseña del libro «Gestión del Riesgo en montaña y actividades al aire libre», de Alberto Ayora
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Resprouting is one of the main regeneration strategies in woody plants that allows post-fire vegetation recovery. However, the stress produced by fires promotes the biosynthesis of compounds which could affect the post-fire resprouting, and this approach has been poorly evaluated in fire ecology. In this study, we evaluate the changes in the concen...
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Este es el número 1. This is issue 1. Una estrategia diferente: hacia comunidades más resilientes al cambio global. Una revista independiente de la comunidad internacional de riesgos naturales en español Diciembre 2020 / Núm 1 This is a journal/magazine on technical aspects on "Wildfires and other Natural Risks". This has also position papers, inf...
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En las labores de extinción de incendios foresta-les, las unidades de Bomberos Forestales utilizan como parte de su equipamiento las moto-sierras. Estas son elementos indispensables para a apertura de líneas de defensa cuando la zona afectada tiene presencia de especies forestales de gran densidad (Ulex sp, Cistus sp, Pinus sp (pimpollares), Quercu...
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This is a position paper / technical note / on the need to use electric chainsaw in forest and wildland fire-fighting actions. This is especially true in fire crews that use helicopters. Este es un documento de posición / nota técnica / sobre la necesidad de utilizar la motosierra eléctrica en acciones de lucha contra incendios forestales. Esto es...
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En las labores de extinción de incendios foresta-les, las unidades de Bomberos Forestales utili-zan como parte de su equipamiento las moto-sierras. Estas son elementos indispensables pa-ra a apertura de líneas de defensa cuando la zona afectada tiene presencia de especies fo-restales de gran densidad (Ulex sp, Cistus sp, Pinus sp (pimpollares), Que...
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Drought and water stress are widely known to influence fuel moisture content and flammability, although differences do exist according to the response mechanisms and adaptive traits displayed by plant communities. In the Mediterranean basin, as a result of climate change, extreme drought events are expected to become more frequent and severe, envis...
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Wildland fires represent a major threat to Quercus suber L. ecosystems, which provide relevant socioeconomic and ecological services in the Mediterranean Basin. In this work, we analyzed recent wildland fire dynamics in cork oak woodlands along the fire-prone areas of Sardinia (Italy), Corsica (France) and Catalonia (Spain). We first characterized...
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Successful wildfire risk management requires good governance and societal and institutional involvement in management decisions.
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Catastrophic forest fires have ravaged parts of Chile, California, Portugal and Spain this year. To meet the challenge of managing wildfires as essential ecosystem components while avoiding their negative societal impacts, we suggest that the current political and scientific agenda should include new science-based education programmes for fire prof...
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Thinning is recommended in overstocked thickets to improve forest structure and reduce high-intensity stand replacing fires. Many studies have outlined the benefits of thinning for forest growth and reproduction but effectiveness in fire intensity needs more attention. Moreover, the effect that slash generated by thinning may have on fire behavior...
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Resumen- La misión de MásterFUEGO es formar técnicos con alta especialización en incendios forestales, a través de la ampliación del conocimiento científico, con el objetivo de obtener profesionales competentes en gestión de emergencias forestales. MasterFUEGO lo lidera la Universidad de Lleida (UdL) y completan Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) y Unive...
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Los ecosistemas mediterráneos están expuestos a los incendios forestales y han evolucionado con la recurrencia de este factor ecológico natural. La actual situación socioeconómica del medio rural ha provocado un incremento en número y en intensidad (por la acumulación de combustible) de los incendios provocados por el ser humano. Este cambio puede...
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The worst outcome of wildland fires is the loss of human lives, a recurrent phenomenon over the last few decades in Sardinia, Europe and worldwide. This work analyzes all recorded fatalities in wildland fires in Sardinia from 1945 to 2015 and trends in terms of annual number of fatalities. This time period was split due to legal and socioeconomic c...
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La erupción del Volcán de Fogo (Cabo Verde, 23/11/2014) produjo una fisura en el flanco suroeste próxima a una erupción anterior (1995). El operativo insular de emergencias es exiguo y estuvo cerca de complicarse en un gran incendio forestal. Se evalúan aspectos del sistema de manejo de emergencias (SME) de Cabo Verde respecto a erupciones e incend...
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Hoy en día resultaría extraña la falta de medios aéreos en un incendio forestal de ciertas dimensiones. Una de las tareas más importantes que desempeñan es la descarga de agua sobre el perímetro del incendio o en focos secundarios. En este artículo se detallan y comparan los sistemas de descarga de agua más utilizados en helicópteros examinando los...
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Many studies report the history of fire in pine dominated forests but almost none have occurred on islands. The endemic Canary Islands pine (Pinuscanariensis C.Sm.), the main forest species of the island chain, possesses several fire resistant traits, but its historical fire patterns have not been studied. To understand the historical fire regimes...
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Revista Montes. Número 121. 3er Trimestre 2015. Páginas 12-19 Se aborda una planificación preventiva basada en el análisis de los incendios históricos y las condiciones sinópticas más desfavorables. Con ello se ha tratado de proponer una metodología proactiva que permita reducir el riesgo de ocurrencia de un GIF en el M.U.P V154, disminuyendo sus p...
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Understanding instrumental factors dealing with the development of large wildland fires is a need. Fire spread typologies and extreme temperature days were studied in the 1978-2012 period in Aragón (NE Spain). Temperature was examined at 850 hPa to characterize the low troposphere state and wildfires were grouped in three fire spread typologies: co...
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Suppression operations in wildland fires have become more complex during recent decades, particularly with the inclusion of different equipments. Heavy equipment is actively involved in operations in many parts of the world; yet, is still relatively unknown to command officers involved in making decisions. There is certainly a lack of training in i...
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El 23 de noviembre 2014, el volcán de Fogo (Cabo Verde) entró en erupción con la emisión de una colada de lava que dejó rápidamente incomunicadas a las poblaciones de Portela, Bangaeira y el acceso rodado a la zona forestal situada al norte de la isla. De cara a la aplicación de medidas correctoras que evitasen la propagación de un GIF en la zona...
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p> Aim of study: Understanding fire ecology of main forest species is essential for a sound, scientifically based on managing of wildlands and also to assess likely implications due to changes in fire regime under a global change scenario. Few references can be found about fire ecology of Pinus uncinata Ram . (PU). PU species grows in the Central P...
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p> Aim of study: The objectives of this work were to determine which morphological and fire severity variables may help explain the mortality of adult Abies religiosa (Kunth) Schltdl. & Cham., to model the probability of this species after being affected by crown fire, and to obtain more elements to classify the sacred fir in terms of fire resistan...
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Forest fire devastate every year thousand of hectares of forest around the world. Fire behavior prediction is a useful tool to aid coordination and management of human and mitigation re- sources when fighting against these kind of hazards. Any fire spread forecast system requires to be fitted with different kind of data with a high degree of uncert...
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PRE-EXTINCIÓN DE GRANDES INCENDIOS FORESTALES: EL CASO DE RIALB PRE-SUPPRESSION OF LARGE FIRES
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Mediante el análisis de los incendios forestales históricos y las condiciones más desfavorables, se ha tratado de definir el incendio de diseño para, en base a simulaciones, estáticas y dinámicas, localizar sobre el territorio aquellas zonas que escapan de la capacidad de extinción de los operativos de extinción actuales y aquellos que, una vez alc...
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In Spain, the established fire control policy states that all fires must be controlled and put out as soon as possible. Though budgets have not restricted operations until recently, we still experience large fires and we often face multiple-fire situations. Furthermore, fire conditions are expected to worsen in the future and budgets are expected t...
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Tradicionalmente, los incendios forestales se han clasificado en tipologías de comportamiento según combustible (pastos, matorral….) o según estrato de vegetación (superficie, copas….). A nivel de comportamiento, su clasificación ha variado según conceptos físicos (intensidad lineal de frente, velocidad de propagación) o según conceptos de variable...
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Significant relationships were found between high-temperature days and wildland fire occurrence in the 1978-2011 period in Aragón (NE Spain). Temperature was analyzed at 850 hPa to characterize the low troposphere state, avoiding problems that affect surface reanalysis and providing regional coverage. A high-temperature day was established when air...
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Knowledge of historical temporal and spatial fire patterns is crucial to characterize and understand fire regimes in a given area or region. In fact, fire patterns vary and/or are altered by a number of driving factors, broadly ranging from forest and fire management to climate and socio-economics items. In this work, we reconstructed historical wi...
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Significant relationships were found among high temperature days and wildland fire occurrence in the 1978 – 2011 period in Aragón (NE Spain). Temperature was examined at 850 hPa to characterize the low troposphere state, evading complications that affect surface reanalysis and providing regional coverage. A high temperature day was defined when air...
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Knowing fire ecology of forest species is essential to manage the wildlands and also to evaluate effects due to changes in fire regime and under a global change scenario. Few references can be found about fire ecology of Pinus uncinata Ram (PU). PU specie lives in areas located in the Pyrinees or the Alps where large wildland fires did not occur fr...
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Wildfire presents a challenge to natural resources managers the world over, and the intentional setting of fires (“prescribed” burning) can be used to alleviate some of the challenges associated with wildfire management. Prescribed burning can be used prior to wildfires, to reduce fuel loads and promote ecological integrity in fire-adapted systems,...
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At present the use of fire in Catalonia is implemented almost entirely by Forest Actions Support Group (GRAF) of the Fire Department of the Interior, Catalonia, Spain. Checking the status of this tool is necessary to analyze and describe the actions planned and executed by GRAF since 1998 to the present (2013), covering a period of 15 years. The me...
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Wildfires are those affecting natural vegetation of any kind (i.e. grasslands, shrublands, forests) and are considered one of the most devastating natural disasters in many parts of the world. Wildfires are responsible of huge environmental and human damage, and have large economic and social consequences, especially in the wildland‐urban interface...
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We used a fire simulation modeling approach to assess landscape scale wildfire exposure for highly valued resources and assets (HVR) on a fire-prone area of 680 km(2) located in central Sardinia, Italy. The study area was affected by several wildfires in the last half century: some large and intense fire events threatened wildland urban interfaces...
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The worst consequence of wildland fires is the loss of human lives, a regular phenomenon over the last few decades worldwide. This work analyzes all recorded wildland fires in Spain with victims between 1980 and 2010. We classified causality causes during wildland fires to study the most frequent causes of fatalities and how they were related to re...
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Extreme-temperature events have consequences for human health and mortality, forest disturbance patterns, agricultural productivity, and the economic repercussions of these consequences combined. To gain insight into whether extreme-temperature events are changing in light of global climate dynamics, the annual numbers of high-temperature days (tho...
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El monte de utilidad pública V154 “la Hunde y la Palomera” es una de las propiedades forestales de mayor valor de la Generalitat Valenciana. Alberga, en sus 4.887 ha, algunos de los fustales de Pinus halepensis Mill. de mayor calidad a nivel autonómico, además de otras formaciones de gran interés ecológico. El monte estudiado carece de un instrumen...
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Extreme temperature events are known to favor large wildland fires. It is expected that fire activity will increase with changing climate. This work analyzes the effects of high-temperature days on medium and large fires (those larger than 50 ha) from 1978 to 2010 in Spain. A high-temperature day was defined as being when air temperature at 850 hPa...
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Extreme temperature events have consequences for human health and mortality, forest disturbance patterns, agricultural productivity, and the economic repercussions of these consequences combined. To gain insight into whether extreme temperature events are changing in light of global climate dynamics, the annual numbers of high temperature days (tho...
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Heat-wave events are commonly recognized as adverse impacts on agriculture, forests, and economic activities. Several studies showed that future climate changes in the western Mediterranean Basin will lead to an increase in extreme weather events, mainly in the summer season. For this reason, it is crucial to improve our knowledge and investigate t...
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Cada agencia de extinción se enfrenta pocas veces a un mega-incendio, situación que pone al límite su organización. El intercambio de conocimientos y de operativos es clave para hacer frente a esta tipología de emergencia. Para ello, es necesario un sistema de referencia común de lenguaje, posiciones y habilidades o competencias profesionales. En e...
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This work analyzes the effects of high temperature days on large wildland fires during 1978-2010 in Aragón (NE Spain). A high temperature day was established when air temperature was higher than 20 °C at 850 hPa. Temperature at 850 hPa was chosen because it properly characterizes the low troposphere state, and some of the problems that affect surfa...
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Se necesita más gestión forestal y menos extinción, pero extinción más profesional (o cómo mejorar nuestra eficacia en la gestión forestal y de incendios en España). Parece ilógica esta afirmación cuando se nos queman muchas hectáreas y hay daños a personas. Ante afirmaciones como que nuestros bosques no son rentables, el autor afirma que nuestros...