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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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Considerable experimental and theoretical work has been done on general concepts regarding nonnative species and disturbance, but experimental research on the effects of fire on nonnative invasive species is sparse. We begin this chapter by connecting fundamental concepts from the literature of invasion ecology to fire. Then we...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar, Jane Kapler Smith, Steve Sutherland
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Noxious weeds are a serious problem that is spreading across the West. Herbicides such as Picloram have proven to be powerful tools in reducing weed invaders, although use of this tool has often produced unintended consequences. Broadleaf herbicides kill forbs, such as the noxious knapweed, but also harm native forbs such as...
Author(s): Lisa-Natalie Anjozian
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) is an invasive annual that occupies perennial grass and shrub communities throughout the western United States. Bronus tectorum exhibits an intriguing spatio-temporal pattern of invasion in low elevation ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa/bunchgrass communities in western Montana where it forms dense rings...
Author(s): Michael J. Gundale, Steve Sutherland, Thomas H. DeLuca
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In recent history, there has not been a more ecologically important event than the introduction of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and red brome (Bromus rubens) into the Intermountain West. These grasses are very similar in ecology and history and are separated mostly by function of elevation. Both species are from the Mediterranean...
Author(s): Chad R. Reid, Sherel Goodrich, James E. Bowns
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
North American sagebrush steppe communities have been transformed by the introduction of invasive annual grasses and subsequent increase in fire size and frequency. We examined the effects of wildfires and environmental conditions on the ability of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.), a perennial Eurasian composite, to invade...
Author(s): Cecilia Lynn Kinter, Brian A. Mealor, Nancy L. Shaw, Ann L. Hild
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Invasion by alien plant species represents a challenge to land managers throughout the world as they attempt to restore frequent fire-adapted ecosystems following decades of fire exclusion. In ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa forests of western North America, the response of alien species to restoration treatments has not been well...
Author(s): Erich K. Dodson, Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Vulpia myuros (rattail sixweeks grass) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy...
Author(s): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Synthesis
Fire management practices affect alien plant invasions in diverse ways. I considered the impact of six fire management practices on alien invasions: fire suppression, forest fuel reduction, prescription burning in crown-fire ecosystems, fuel breaks, targeting of noxious aliens, and postfire rehabilitation. Most western United States...
Author(s): Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
We grew from seed the exotic invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum L., collected from three elevation ecotypes in northern Nevada, USA. Plants were exposed to four CO2 atmosphere concentrations: 270, 320, 370, and 420 umol mol-1. After harvest on day 87, above-ground tissue was milled, conditioned to 30% relative humidity, and...
Author(s): Robert R. Blank, Robert H. White, Lewis H. Ziska
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Hypericum perforatum (common St Johnswort) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species'...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Synthesis

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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).