Publications in peer-reviewed journals


  • Bowman, D., Williamson, G., Yebra, M., Lizundia-Loiola, J., Pettinari, M.L., Shah, S., Bradstock, R., Chuvieco, E. (2020) Wildfires: Australia needs a national monitoring agency. Nature 584, 188-191,
  • Popp, T., Hegglin, M.I., Hollmann, R., Ardhuin, F., Bartsch, A., Bastos, A., Bennett, V., Boutin, J., Brockmann, C., Buchwitz, M., Chuvieco, E., Ciais, P., Dorigo, W., Ghent, D., Jones, R., Lavergne, T., Merchant, C.J., Meyssignac, B., Paul, F., Quegan, S., Sathyendranath, S., Scanlon, T., Schröder, M., Simis, S.G.H., & Willén, U. (2020) Consistency of satellite climate data records for Earth system monitoring. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,
  • Chuvieco, E., Aguado, I., Salas, J., García, M., Yebra, M., & Oliva, P. (2020) Satellite Remote Sensing Contributions to Wildland Fire Science and Management. Current Forestry Reports 6, 81–96,
  • Moreno, M.V., Laurent, P., Ciais, P., Moillot, F. (2020) Assessing satellite-derived fire patches with functional diversity trait methods. Remote Sensing of Environment 247, 111897,
  • Tanase, M.A., Belengher-Plomer, M.A., Roteta, E., Bastarrika, A., Wheeler, J. Fernández-Carrillo, A., Tansey, K., Wiedermann, W., Navratil, P., Lohberger, S., Siegert, F., Chuvierco, E. (2020) Burned Area Detection and Mapping: Intercomparison of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Based Algorithms over Tropical Africa. Remote Sensing 12 (2), 334,
  • Lizundia-Loiola, J., Pettinari, M. L., Chuvieco, E. (2020) Temporal Anomalies in Burned Area Trends: Satellite Estimations of the Amazonian 2019 Fire Crisis. Remote Sensing 12 (1), 151,
  • Lizundia-Loiola, J., Otón, G., Ramo, R., Chuvieco, E. (2020) A spatio-temporal active-fire clustering approach for global burned area mapping at 250 m from MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 236, 111493,


  • Belenguer-Plomer, M.A., Chuvieco, E., Tanase, M.A. (2019) Temporal Decorrelation of C-Band Backscatter Coefficient in Mediterranean Burned Areas. Remote Sensing 11 (22), 2661,
  • Brennan, J., Gómez-Dans, J.L., Disney, M., and Lewis, P. (2019) Theoretical uncertainties for global satellite-derived burned area estimates. Biogeosciences 16, 3147–3164,
  • Otón, G., Ramo, R., Lizundia-Loiola, J., Chuvieco, E. (2019) Global detection of long-term (1982-2017) burned area with AVHRR-LTDR data. Remote Sensing 11 (18), 2079,
  • Belenguer-Plomer, M.A., Tanase, M.A., Fernandez-Carrillo, A., Chuvieco, E. (2019) Burned area detection and mapping using Sentinel-1 backscatter coefficient and thermal anomalies. Remote Sensing of Environment 233, 111345,
  • Turco, M., Herrera, S., Tourigny, E., Chuvieco, E., Provenzale, A.(2019) A comparison of remotely-sensed and inventory datasets for burned area in Mediterranean Europe. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 82, 101887,
  • Forkel, M., Dorigo, W.A., Lasslop, G., Chuvieco, E., Hantson, S., Heil, A., Teubner, I., Thonicke, K., Harrison, S.P. (2019) Recent global and regional trends in burned area and their compensating environmental controls. Environmental Research Communications 1, 051005,
  • Chuvieco, E., Mouillot, F., van der Werf, G.R., San Miguel, J., Tanase, M., Koutsias, N., García, M., Yebra, M., Padilla, M., Gitas, I., Heil, A., Hawbaker, T.J., Giglio, L. (2019) Historical background and current developments for mapping burned area from satellite Earth observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 225, 45-64,
  • Forkel, M., Andela, N., Harrison, S.P., Lasslop, G., van Marle, M., Chuvieco, E., Dorigo, W., Forrest, M., Hantson, S., Heil, A., Li, F., Melton, J., Sitch, S., Yue, C., Arneth, A. (2019) Emergent relationships on burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models. Biogeosciences 16, 57-76,
  • Laurent, P., Mouillot, F., Moreno, M.V., Yue, C., and Ciais, P. (2019) Varying relationships between fire intensity and fire size at global scale. Biogeosciences 16, 275-288,
  • Roteta, E., Bastarrika, A., Padilla, M., Storm, T., Chuvieco, E. (2019) Development of a Sentinel-2 burned area algorithm: Generation of a small fire database for sub-Saharan Africa. Remote Sensing of Environment 222, 1-17,


  • Laurent, P., Mouillot, F., Yue, C., Ciais, P., Moreno, V., Nogueira, J. M.P. (2018) FRY, a global database of fire patch functional traits derived from space-borne burned area products. Scientific Data 5, 180132,
  • Chuvieco, E., Lizundia-Loiola, J., Pettinari, M.L., Ramo, R., Padilla, M., Tansey, K., Mouillot, F., Laurent, P., Storm, T., Heil, A., Plummer, S. (2018) Generation and analysis of a new global burned area product based on MODIS 250 m reflectance bands and thermal anomalies. Earth System Science Data 10, 2015-2031,
  • Ramo, R., García, M., Rodríguez, D., Chuvieco, E. (2018) A data mining approach for global burned area mapping. Int. Journal of Applied Earth Observation Geoinformation 73, 39-51,
  • Lohberger, S., Stängel, M., Atwood, E.C., Siegert, F. (2018) Spatial evaluation of Indonesia's 2015 fire-affected area and estimated carbon emissions using Sentinel-1. Global Change Biology 24 (2), 644-654,


  • Ramo, R., Chuvieco, E. (2017) Developing a Random Forest Algorithm for MODIS Global Burned Area Classification. Remote Sensing 9(11), 1193,
  • Forkel, M., Dorigo, W., Lasslop, G., Teubner, I., Chuvieco, E., Thonicke, K. (2017) A data-driven approach to identify controls on global fire activity from satellite and climate observations (SOFIA V1). Geoscientific Model Development 10, 4443-4476,
  • Padilla, M., Olofsson, P., Stehman, S.V., Tansey, K., Chuvieco, E. (2017) Stratification and sample allocation for reference burned area data. Remote Sensing of Environment 203, 240-255,
  • Andela, N., Morton, D.C., Giglio, L., Chen, Y., van der Werf, G.R., Kasibhatla, P.S., Defries, R.S., Collatz, G.J., Hantson, S., Kloster, S., Bachelet, D., Forrest, M., Lasslop, G., Li, F., Mangeon,S., Melton, J.R., Yue, C., Randerson, J.T. (2017) A human-driven decline in global burned area. Science 356(6345), 1356-1362,
  • Nogueira, J.M.P., Rambal, S., Barbosa, J.P.R.A.D., Mouillot, F. (2017) Spatial Pattern of the Seasonal Drought/Burned Area Relationship across Brazilian Biomes: Sensitivity to Drought Metrics and Global Remote-Sensing Fire Products. Climate 5(2), 42,


  • Nogueira, J.M.P., Ruffault, J., Chuvieco, E., Mouillot, F. (2016) Can We Go Beyond Burned Area in the Assessment of Global Remote Sensing Products with Fire Patch Metrics? Remote Sensing 9(1), 7,
  • Yue, C., Ciais, P., Zhu, D., Wang, T., Peng, S.S., Piao, S.L. (2016) How have past fire disturbances contributed to the current carbon balance of boreal ecosystems? Biogeosciences 13, 675-690,
  • Chuvieco, E., Yue, C., Heil, A., Mouillot, F., Alonso-Canas, I., Padilla, M., Pereira, J.M.C., Oom, D., Tansey, K. (2016) A new global burned area product for climate assessment of fire impacts. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25 (5), 619-629,
  • Alonso-Canas, I., Chuvieco, E. (2016) Desarrollo de un algoritmo global de área quemada para imágenes del sensor ENVISAT-MERIS. GeoFocus. Revista Internacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Información Geográfica  17, 3-25,


  • Yue, C., Ciais, P., Cadule, P., Thonicke, K., van Leeuwen, T.T (2015) Modelling the role of fires in the terrestrial carbon balance by incorporating SPITFIRE into the global vegetation model ORCHIDEE – Part 2: Carbon emissions and the role of fires in the global carbon balance. Geoscientific Model Development 8, 1321-1338,
  • Padilla, M., Stehman, S.V., Hantson, S., Oliva, P., Alonso-Canas, I., Bradley, A., Tansey, K., Mota, B., Pereira, J.M., Chuvieco, E. (2015) Comparing the Accuracies of Remote Sensing Global Burned Area Products using Stratified Random Sampling and Estimation. Remote Sensing of Environment 160, 114-121,
  • Alonso-Canas, I., Chuvieco, E. (2015) Global Burned Area Mapping from ENVISAT-MERIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 163, 140-152,


  • Yue, C., Ciais, P., Cadule, P., Thonicke, K., Archibald, S., Poulter, B., Hao, W. M., Hantson, S., Mouillot, F., Friedlingstein, P., Maignan, F., and Viovy, N. (2014) Modelling the role of fires in the terrestrial carbon balance by incorporating SPITFIRE into the global vegetation model ORCHIDEE – Part 1: Simulating historical global burned area and fire regime. Geoscientific Model Development 7, 2747-2767,
  • Padilla, M., Stehman, S.V., Litago, J., Chuvieco, E. (2014) Assessing the Temporal Stability of the Accuracy of a Time Series of Burned Area Products. Remote Sensing 6 (3), 2050-2068,
  • Padilla, M., Stehman, S.V., Chuvieco, E. (2014) Validation of the 2008 MODIS-MCD45 global burned area product using stratified random sampling. Remote Sensing of Environment 144, 187-196,
  • Mouillot, F., Schultz, M.G., Yue, C., Cadule, P., Tansey, K., Ciais, P., Chuvieco, E. (2014) Ten years of global burned area products from spaceborne remote sensing—A review: Analysis of user needs and recommendations for future developments. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 26, 64-79,


  • Yue, C., Ciais, P., Luyssaert, S., Cadule, P., Harden, J., Randerson, J., Bellassen, V., Wang, T., Piao, S. L., Poulter, B., and Viovy, N. (2013) Simulating boreal forest carbon dynamics after stand-replacing fire disturbance: insights from a global process-based vegetation model. Biogeosciences 10, 8233-8252,
  • Hantson, S., Padilla, M., Corti, D., Chuvieco, E. (2013) Strengths and weaknesses of MODIS hotspots to characterize global fire occurrence. Remote Sensing of Environment 131, 152-159,