Xavier Úbeda

Investigador del Grup de Recerca Ambiental Mediterrània. Departament de Geografia Física i Anàlisi Geogràfica Regio­nal, Universitat de Barcelona.

A fire in a forest can easily turn into a burning house

Forests cover a large part of Catalonia (63%) and this means their management is critical to good spatial planning. Prescribed fires help prevent major wildfires, which have marked recent history, they also help to reintroduce a natural element in the Mediterranean forest: fire.