Staff / Landscape dynamics and biodiversity
Duane Bernedo, Andrea

I am currently a post-doc researcher at the CTFC since October 2018. My research focuses in understanding fire regimes at the landscape scale in Mediterranean ecosystems. Wildfires are one of the major drivers of change of current agricultural and natural systems, and extreme wildfires suppose a major threat to ecosystems resilience and human societies. Under a climate change situation, wildfires are projected to increase its extent and severity around the world. My research tries to predict future fire regime evolution to eventually help to design management plans that reduce wildfire risk and guarantee ecosystem functioning and productivity. By understanding fire dynamics, my overarching goal is to help decision-makers to manage current landscapes under the ongoing and future global change situation. During my entire research career, I have been closely linked to different wildfire stakeholders such as firefighters and prevention services, trying to perform innovative research that will be eventually transferred to the politicians, decision makers, managers and the society in general.

PhD in Terrestrial Ecology. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2018. Excellent Cum Laude.

Master in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2012-2013. [Score: 8.70 out of 10]

Master in Remote Sensing and GIS. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2011-2012. [Score: 9.28 out of 10. Highest student score]

Bachelor in Environmental Science.  Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2005-2010

Kelly LT, Giljohann KM, Duane A, et al (2020) Fire and biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Science 370:.

Duane, A., Aquilué, N., Canelles, Q., Morán-Ordóñez, A., De Cáceres, M., Brotons, L. 2019. Adapting prescribed burns to future climate change in Mediterranean landscapes. Science of the Total Environment. 677, pp. 68 - 83.

Duane, A., Kelly, L., Giljohann, K., Batllori, E., McCarthy, M., Brotons, L. 2019. Disentangling the influence of past fires on subsequent fires in Mediterranean landscapes. Ecosystems. 22, pp. 1338 - 1351.

Duane, A., Aquilué, N., Gil-Tena, A., Brotons, L., 2016. Integrating fire spread patterns in fire modelling at landscape scale. Environmental Modelling and Software. 86, 219-231. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.10.001

Duane, A., Brotons, L. 2018. Synoptic weather conditions and changing fire regimes in a Mediterranean environment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 253-254 - February, pp. 190 - 202. 

Duane, A., Piqué, M., Castellnou, M., Brotons, L., 2015. Predictive modelling of fire occurrences from different fire spread patterns in Mediterranean landscapes. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 24, 407-418. doi: