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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,900 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

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238 results

Fire management, and forest and rangeland fuels management, over the past century have altered the wildland fire situation dramatically, thus also altering the institutional approach to how to deal with the changing landscape. Also, climate change, extended drought, increased insect and disease outbreaks, and invasions of exotic...
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Gonzales attempts to answer the question of why, in life threatening events, do some people survive and others die? In a series of true-life stories about people who have had skills and behaviors of “miraculous endurance” or who have met “sudden death,” Gonzales describes how people get into life threatening jams and how some of...
Author(s): Laurence Gonzales
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This book was published following a conference on naturalistic decision making held in Stockholm in 2000. Naturalistic decision making (NDM) is a subset of decision making theory that focuses on situations where there are ill-structured problems; uncertain dynamic environments; shifting, ill-defined, or competing goals; action/...
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
One obvious aspect of public management decisions and decision making has largely escaped attention—decision content. We examine the effects of decision content by asking the following questions for budget cutback and information technology decisions: How does content affect the time required for decision making? How does content...
Author(s): Barry Bozeman, Sanjay K. Pandey
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
From documents related to the 1994 South Canyon fire in Colorado, Larson examines how two worldviews presented by J.R. Taylor in his book, “Rethinking the theory of organizational communication: how to read an organization” function as sensemaking tools, both retrospectively and during crisis decision making. As Taylor explains, “In...
Author(s): Gregory Larson
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Columbia Accident Review Board’s (CAIB) investigation of the February 1, 2003 loss of the space shuttle Columbia lasted nearly 7 months. The loss of seven crew members and later, two debris searchers, lead to a thorough attempt to discover the truth behind the accident. The board recognized early that the accident was not likely...
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Problem solvers need to examine the differences that exist between decisions and the approaches available for making decisions. This short article presents four types of decisions problem solvers face and offers recommendations for each. These types of decisions include: zone of indifference choices, comparison choices, intuitive...
Author(s): Gary Klein
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this study, Patriotta examines the ways in which an organization’s workers experience the “everyday routines, interaction, and events that constitute both individual and social practices”. He studies the narratives that are told within an organization, particularly during moments of disruptive occurrences. Examining these...
Author(s): Gerardo Patriotta
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Intuition is an important factor in decision making, equal to the roles of reading data and interpreting numbers. Klein defines intuition as “the way we translate our experiences into action”. Based upon his research, involving interviews with a number of life-and-death decision makers, Klein found that 90 percent of critical...
Author(s): Gary Klein
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This resource is a special issue of Fire Management Today that includes articles on fire behavior and descriptions of specific large fires that have important lessons in fire fighter safety.
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).