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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.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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Bark beetles are primary disturbance agents in western US forests. Outbreaks affect goods and services associated with forest ecosystems including timber, water, fish and wildlife habitats and populations, recreation opportunities, and many others. They can also affect wildfire behavior and its intensity. Assessments and evaluations...
Author(s): Daniel W. McCollum, John E. Lundquist
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monte Carlo simulations using wildland fire spread models have been conducted to produce numerical estimates of fire likelihood, project potential fire effects, and produce event sets of realistic wildfires (Parisien et al., 2019). The application of these methods has greatly expanded over the last few decades as a result of...
Author(s): Marc-Andre Parisien, Alan A. Ager, Ana M. G. Barros, Denyse A. Dawe, Sandy Erni, Mark A. Finney, Charles W. McHugh, Carol Miller, Sean A. Parks, Karen L. Riley, Karen C. Short, Christopher A. Stockdale, Xianli Wang, Ellen Whitman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The objective of this work is to illustrate how to algorithmically integrate Machine-Learning Algorithms (MLA's) with multistage/multicomponent fire spread models. In order to tangibly illustrate this process, this work develops a framework for a specific model problem combining: (I) a meshless discrete element 'submodel' that...
Author(s): T. J. Zohdi
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) occurs at the intersection of houses and undeveloped wildlands, where fire is a safety concern for communities, motivating investment in planning, protection, and risk mitigation. Because there is no operational definition of WUI based on where fires in fact have occurred, I used fire occurrences...
Author(s): Brice B. Hanberry
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a powerful ecological and evolutionary force. Animals that modify drivers of fire behaviour could therefore have far-reaching effects on ecosystems. Yet, with a few notable exceptions, effects of animals on fire have been often overlooked. We show how animals can affect fire behaviour by modifying the amount, structure, or...
Author(s): Claire N. Foster, Sam C. Banks, Geoffrey J. Cary, Christopher N. Johnson, David B. Lindenmayer, Leonie E. Valentine
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Much distortion about the real role of fire in different ecosystems exists, mostly because fire events attract media attention, usually focusing on the negative aspects of fire. In the perception of the general public, fire events are usually linked to disasters that affect humans in several ways, from losses of lives to negative...
Author(s): Alessandra Fidelis
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Most regulatory and certification agencies in Canada now require forest management plans to include some level of historical fire pattern approximation. As a result, sustainable forest management and enhancements to existing fire management policies and practices require a thorough understanding of the spatial fire patterns created...
Author(s): Ignacio San-Miguel, Nicholas C. Coops, Raphael D. Chavardes, David W. Andison, Paul D. Pickell
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose:This paper reviews the most recent literature related to the use of remote sensing (RS) data in wildland fire management. Recent Findings: Studies dealing with pre-fire assessment, active fire detection, and fire effect monitoring are reviewed in this paper. The analysis follows the different fire management categories:...
Author(s): Emilio Chuvieco, Inmaculada Aguado, Javier Salas, Mariano Garcia, Marta Yebra, Patricia Oliva
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Comprehensive spatial coverage of forest canopy fuels is relied upon by fire management in the US to predict fire behavior, assess risk, and plan forest treatments. Here, a collection of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) datasets from the western US are fused with Landsat-derived spectral indices to map the canopy fuel attributes...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Van R. Kane, Carl A. Seielstad
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The ‘Balbi model’ is a simplified steady-state physical propagation model for surface fires that considers radiative heat transfer from the surface area of burning fuel particles as well as from the flame body. In this work, a completely new version of this propagation model for wildand fires is proposed. Even if, in the present...
Author(s): Jacques Henri Balbi, François Joseph Chatelon, D. Morvan, Jean Louis Rossi, Thierry Marcelli, Frederic Morandini
Year Published: 2020
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).