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At Technosylva, we work with wildfire agencies and electrical utilities to operationalize fire science.  We amplify the importance of visualizing wildfire science and making it readily accessible to those in the field.  We vigorously test the validity of forecasting wildfire risk and spread predictions in real-world applications. Technosylva believes in advancing wildfire science since its founding in 1997. Since 2020, Technosylva has participated in over 50 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Check out some of our publications below.

Highlighted Peer Reviewed Publications


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A First Time Validation of Fire Spread Modeling on the Fire Line

Despite California being a major fire hotspot in the Americas,…
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Measuring Wildfire Exposure to Communities is Possible in Real Time

Wildfires are a major threat to communities and their impacts…
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Technosylva Takes the Science to the Hands of the Firefighters in the Field

Accurately predicting fire spread and behavior on the fire line,…

Additional Peer Reviewed Publications

Climate teleconnections modulate global burned area

January 2023 • Adrián Cardil, Marcos Rodrigues, Mario Tapia, Renaud Barbero, Joaquin Ramírez, Cathelijne R. Stoof, Carlos Alberto Silva, Midhun Mohan & Sergio de-Miguel


Characterizing the rate of spread of large wildfires in emerging fire environments of northwestern Europe using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite active fire data

January 2023 • Adrián Cardíl, Victor M. Tapia, Santiago Monedero, Tomás Quiñones, Kerryn Little, Cathelijne R. Stoof, Joaquín Ramirez, and Sergio de-Miguel


Characterizing the Rate of Spread of Wildfires in Emerging Fire Environments of Northwestern Europe

March 2022 • Victor Mario Tapia, Santiago Monedero, Kerryn Little, Sergio de-Miguel, Cathelijne Stoo5, and Adrián Cardíl


Treetop: A Shiny-based application and R package for extracting forest information from LiDAR data for ecologists and conservationists

February 2022 • Carlos Alberto Silva, Andrew T. Hudak, Lee A. Vierling,Ruben Valbuena, Adrian Cardil, Midhun Mohan, Danilo Roberti Alves de Almeida, Eben N. Broadbent, Angelica M. Almeyda Zambrano, Ben Wilkinson, Ajay Sharma, Jason B. Drake, Paul B. Medley, Jason G. Vogel, Gabriel Atticciati Prata, Jeff W. Atkins, Caio Hamamura, Daniel J. Johnson, Carine Klauberg


Remotely Sensed Tree Characterization in Urban Areas: A Review

December 2021 • Luisa Velasquez-Camacho, Adrián Cardil, Midhun Mohan, Maddi Etxegarai, Gabriel Anzaldi and Sergio de-Miguel


Estimating total fuel load in tropical savanna using NASA’s GEDI spaceborne lidar and machine learning

December 2021 • Leite, Rodrigo Silva, Carlos Alberto Broadbent, Eben Amaral, Cibele Liesenberg, Verado Almeida, Danilo Mohan, Midhun Godinho, Sergio Cardil, Adrian Hamamura, Caio Faria, Bruno Brancalion, Pedro Hirsch, André Marcatti, Gustavo Dalla-Corte, Ana Paula Zambrano, Angelica Costa, Máira Matricardi, Eraldo Silva, Anne Goya, Lucas Ré Y Valbuena, Rubén Mendonça, Bruno Silva-Júnior, Celso Aragão, Luiz García, Mariano Liang, Jinjing Merrick, Trina Hudak, Andrew Xiao, Jingfeng Hancock, Steven Saatchi, Sassan Klauberg, Carine


Fire behavior modeling for operational decision-making

October 2021 • Adrián Cardil, Santiago Monedero, Gavin Schag, Sergio de-Miguel, Mario Tapia, Cathelijine R. Stoof, Carlos A. Silva, Midhun Mohan, Alba Cardil, Joaquin Ramirez


Individual tree detection using UAV-lidar and UAV-SfM data: A tutorial for beginners

September 2021 • Midhun Mohan, et al. 


UAV-Supported Forest Regeneration: Current Trends, Challenges and Implications

July 2021 • Midhun Mohan, Gabriella Richardson, Gopika Gopan, Matthew Mehdi Aghai, Shaurya Bajaj, G. A. Pabodha Galgamuwa, Mikko Vastaranta, Pavithra S. Pitumpe Arachchige, Lot Amorós, Ana Paula Dalla Corte, Sergio de-Miguel, Rodrigo Vieira Leite, Mahlatse Kganyago, Eben North Broadbent, Willie Doaemo. Mohammed Abdullah Bin Shorab and Adrian Cardil


Do climate teleconnections modulate wildfire-prone conditions over the Iberian Peninsula?

April 2021 • Marcos Rodrigues, Dhais Peña-Angulo, Ana Russo, María Zúñiga-Antón and Adrián Cardil


CALIFORNIA 2020: Worst Fire Season Ever, Again. Now What? An effort to dissect the California Fire Quilt

January 2021 • Joaquin Ramirez IAWF Wildfire Magazine


Regional Level Data Server for Fire Hazard Evaluation and Fuel Treatments Planning

December 2020 • Goran Krsnik, Eduard Busquets Olivé, Míriam Piqué Nicolau, Asier Larrañaga, Adrián Cardil, Jordi García-Gonzalo and José Ramón González Olabarría


Establishing Propagation Nodes as a Basis for Preventing Large Wildfires: The Proposed Methodology

December 2020 • Raúl Quílez1, Luz Valbuena, Jordi Vendre, Kathleen Uytewa, and Joaquín Ramirez


Coupled effects of climate teleconnections on drought, Santa Ana winds and wildfires in southern California

October 2020 • Adrián Cardil, Marcos Rodrigues, Joaquin Ramirez, Sergio de-Miguel, Carlos A. Silva, Michela Mariani, Davide Ascoli


A Bespoke Workflow Management System for Data-Driven Urgent HPC

October 2020 • Gordon P. S. Gibb, Nick Brown, Rupert W, Nash, Miguel Mendes, Santiago Monedero, Humberto Díaz Fidalgo, Joaquín Ramírez Cisneros, Adrián Cardil, Max Kontak


Assessing wildland–urban interface fire risk

August 2020 • Hussam Mahmoud, Akshat Chulahwat


A Live Fuel Moisture Content Product from Landsat TM Satellite Time Series for Implementation in Fire Behavior Models

May 2020 • Mariano García, David Riaño, Marta Yebra, Javier Salas, Adrián Cardil, Santiago Monedero, Joaquín Ramirez, Pilar Martín, Lara Vilar, John Gajardo, Susan Ustin


How does drought impact burned area in Mediterranean vegetation communities?

July 2019 • A. Cardil, C. Vega-García, D. Ascoli, D.M. Molina-Terrén, C.A. Silva, M. Rodrigues


Assessing and reinitializing wildland fire simulations through satellite active fire data

October 2018 • Adrián Cardila, Santiago Monedero, Joaquin Ramírez, Carlos Alberto Silva


Unraveling the Complexity of Wildland Urban Interface Fires

June 2018 • Hussam Mahmoud, Akshat Chulahwat


Assessing Pine Processionary Moth Defoliation Using Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 2017 • Adrián Cardil, Udayalakshmi Vepakomma, Lluis Brotons


Simulating wildfires backwards in time from the final fire perimeter in point-functional fire models

February 2017 • S. Monedero, J. Ramirez, D. Molina-Terren, A. Cardil


New Approaches in Fire Simulations Analysis with Wildfire Analyst

May 2011 • Joaquin Ramírez, David Buckley