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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 4,000 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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Clark's nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) functions as a keystone seed disperser and ecological mobile link for many western conifers. The bird is the primary seed disperser for limber pine (Pinus flexilis), which is an important seed resource for the bird. In the Southern Rocky Mountains, annual variation in limber pine cone...
Author(s): Tyler J. Williams, Diana F. Tomback, Nels Grevstad, Kristin Broms
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Disturbance refugia – locations that experience less severe or frequent disturbances than the surrounding landscape – provide a framework to highlight not only where and why these biological legacies persist as adjacent areas change but also the value of those legacies in sustaining biodiversity. Recent studies of disturbance...
Author(s): Meg A. Krawchuk, Garrett W. Meigs, Jennifer Cartwright, Jonathan D. Coop, Raymond J. Davis, Andrés Holz, Crystal A. Kolden, Arjan J. H. Meddens
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Land surface phenology (LSP) characterizes the timing and greenness of seasonal vegetation growth in satellite pixels and it has been widely used to associate with climate change. However, wildfire, causing considerable land surface changes, exerts abrupt changes on the LSP magnitudes and great influences on the LSP long-term trends...
Author(s): Jianmin Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Exotic grasses are a widespread set of invasive species that are notable for their ability to significantly alter key aspects of ecosystem function. Understanding the role and importance of these invaders in forested landscapes has been limited but is now rising, as grasses from Eurasia and Africa continue to spread through...
Author(s): Becky K. Kerns, Claire Tortorelli, Michelle A. Day, Ty Nietupski, Ana M. G. Barros, John Kim, Meg A. Krawchuk
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climates—especially seasonal and long‐term droughts—and fuel loads combine to determine risks of wildfires across much of Australia. Here we illustrate how long‐term accumulations of fuel combined with a serious drought to drive the behaviour and extent of recent fires in South‐eastern Australia. This article is a commentary on...
Author(s): Mark A. Adams, Majid Shadmanroodposhti, Mathias Neumann
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Seasonal peaks of air pollution from wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity in the western provinces of Canada. During these episodes, populations are exposed to adverse short-term health effects due to elevated levels of fine particulate matter, which is the primary pollutant associated with smoke. The spatial...
Author(s): Mojgan Mirzaei, Stefania Bertazzon, Isabelle Couloigner, Babak Farjad, Roland Ngom
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Spotting during wildfires can significantly influence the way wildfires spread and reduce the chances of successful containment by fire crews. However, there is little published empirical evidence of the phenomenon. In this study, we have analysed spotting patterns observed from 251 wildfires from a database of over 8000 aerial line...
Author(s): Michael A. Storey, Owen F. Price, Ross A. Bradstock, J. Sharples
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This is the first part of two papers concerning fire-spotting generated fires. In this part we deal with the impact of macroscale factors, such as the atmospheric stability, and in the second part we deal with mesoscale factors, such as the flame geometry. For this study we adopt an approach where the motion of the front is split...
Author(s): Vera N. Egorova, Andrea Trucchia, Gianni Pagnini
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed burning is used in Australia as a tool to manage fire risk and protect assets. A key challenge is deciding how to arrange the burns to generate the highest benefits to society. Studies have shown that prescribed burning in the wildland–urban interface (WUI) can reduce the risk of house loss due to wildfires, but the costs...
Author(s): Veronique Florec, Michael P. Burton, David J. Pannell, Joel K. Kelso, George J. Milne
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the past century of fire suppression in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests, there has been an accumulation of surface fuels, causing decreases in understory vegetation and increasing high severity fire risk. However, fire size and location can make it costly and unsafe to obtain ground measurements of understory...
Author(s): Eva K. Strand, Jessie M. Dodge
Year Published: 2020
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).