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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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107 results

A science fiction story by Edmond Hamilton entitled 'Alien Earth' (Hamilton 1949) describes the experience of a young scientist in a tropical country. The scientist obtains a potion that slows his physiology to a rate at which he can perceive plant growth and interactions between plants in rapid, aggressive, even violent motion. He...
Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith, Nancy E. McMurray, Garon C. Smith
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) seeds are dispersed by Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), a bird that makes caches under 2-3 cm of soil. Cached seeds may delay germination for one or more years in part because of underdeveloped embryos at the time of seed dispersal. Consequently, whitebark pine may show a soil seed bank...
Author(s): Diana F. Tomback, Angela J. Anderies, Katherine S. Carsey, Mary L. Powell, Sabine Mellmann-Brown
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Innovative techniques are needed to restore the health of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) communities in the northern Rocky Mountains of the United States, inland West, and adjacent areas of Canada, because of the detrimental effects of the exotic disease white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) coupled with fire exclusion...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Pinus flexilis (limber pine) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and...
Author(s): Kathleen A. Johnson
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Synthesis
In recent decades, whitebark pine has been declining due to epidemics and fire exclusion (Keane and Arno 1993; Kendall and Arno 1990). In the northern Rocky Mountains, a project is underway to explore the feasibility of using fire and silviculture to restore the tree's high-elevation habitat.
Author(s): Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Declining whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests have necessitated development of innovative methods to restore these ecologically valuable, high elevation ecosystems. We have begun an extensive restoration study using prescribed fire and silvicultural cuttings to return native ecological processes to degenerating whitebark pine...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, Catherine A. Stewart
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
We have developed a spatial database of historic natural fire regimes for the eleven western States to provide information in support of expected national increases in prescribed burning. Fire regimes are described in terms both of frequency and severity, and we have classified five distinct fire regimes:
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy, James P. Menakis, Donald G. Long, James K. Brown, David L. Bunnell
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Glacier National Park served as a test site for ecosystem analyses that involved a suite of integrated models embedded within a geographic information system. The goal of the exercise was to provide managers with maps that could illustrate probable shifts in vegetation, net primary production (NPP), and hydrologic responses...
Author(s): Joseph D. White, Steven W. Running, Peter Thornton, Robert E. Keane, Kevin C. Ryan, Daniel B. Fagre, Carl H. Key
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Provides information on fire ecology in forest habitat and community types occurring in northern Idaho. Identifies fire groups based on presettlement fire regimes and patterns of succession and stand development after fire. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.
Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1997
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a major tree species of upper subalpine forests of the northern Rocky Mountains (Schmidt and McDonald 1990). It is an important nutritional and structural component of wildlife habitat (Arno and Hoff 1990; Schmidt and McDonald 1990). Its large, nutlike seeds are a major food source for many birds...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).