Agricultural Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Feb  2019, Pages 1-10; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Development the Set of Criteria for Forest Fire Risk Mapping in the Zagros Region of Iran

Agricultural Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Feb  2019, Pages 1-10.

DOI: 10.31058/

Sajad Alimahmoodi Sarab 1 , Jahangir Feghhi 1* , Afshin Danehkar 2

1 Department of forestry, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Received: 22 November 2018; Accepted: 15 January 2019; Published: 1 March 2019

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A list of criteria that effected on forest fire risk, based on literature was designed and then Delphi questionnaire was performed for expert evaluation. The results were shown that after analysis of the existing literature in combination with the fire regime of the study area, 5 criteria and 17 sub-criteria were selected. According to these criteria, a Delphi questionnaire was prepared and sent to fire protection experts for evaluation. Subsequently, a criteria-importance diagram was created based on the ‘importance percentage’ and the ‘importance rank’ of the criteria under study. The results showed that the type of vegetation cover was the most important criterion (32.62% importance percentage) and the air humidity was the most important sub-criterion (31.7%). These research showed that in this region all of the factors (ecological and social) had effect on the forest fire.


Questionnaire, Criteria, forest Fire, Izeh, Risk Mapping


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