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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 4,800 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 Webinars & Recorded Media Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, storymaps, 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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Fires are widespread disturbance events with many implications for different aspects of plant persistence and vegetation properties. Changing fire regimes can profoundly affect vegetation dynamics and ecosystem properties. Recent steep increases in the frequency of fires worldwide and the occurrence of megafires have caught the...
Author(s): Fernando A. O. Silveira, Davi R. Rossatto, Hermann Heilmeier, Gerhard E. Overbeck
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In fire-dependent forest landscapes, frequent low- to moderate-severity fire maintained vegetation patterns that limited the severity of droughts, wildfires, and insect and pathogen activity. More than a century of fire exclusion, in combination with intensive timber management, has altered these spatial patterns and eroded...
Author(s): R. Keala Hagmann, Paul F. Hessburg, R. Brion Salter, Andrew G. Merschel, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The effect of the main fire factors (smoke, ash, charcoal and heat) can influence the germination of species through their seeds. Hence, a methodology has been devised in order to have a common protocol for those who work in this area and serve as a valuable tool to compare different species that can be beneficial or detrimental to...
Author(s): Oscar Cruz, Sheila F. Riveiro, Mercedes Casal, Otilia Reyes
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A microscale wildfire model, QES-Fire, that dynamically couples the fire front to microscale winds was developed using a simplified physics rate of spread (ROS) model, a kinematic plume-rise model and a mass-consistent wind solver. The model is three-dimensional and couples fire heat fluxes to the wind field while being more...
Author(s): Matt Moody, Jeremy A. Gibbs, Steven K. Krueger, Derek V. Mallia, Eric Pardyjak, Adam K. Kochanski, Brian N. Bailey, Rob Stoll
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the advancement in scientific understanding and computing technologies, fire practitioners have started relying on operational fire simulation tools to make better-informed decisions during wildfire emergencies. This increased use has created an opportunity to employ an emerging data-driven approach for wildfire risk estimation...
Author(s): Ujjwal KC, J. E. Hilton, Saurabh Garg, Jagannath Aryal
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Low-severity prescribed fire is an important tool to manage fire-maintained forests across North America. In dry conifer forests of the western USA, prescribed fire is often used to reduce fuel loads in forests characterized historically by mixed- and low-severity fire regimes. Understanding the ecological effects of...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Quresh Latif, William M. Block, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire extent and their impacts are increasing around the world. Fire management agencies use fire behaviour simulation models operationally (during a wildfire event) or strategically for risk assessment and treatment. These models provide agencies with increased knowledge of fire potential to improve identification of the best...
Author(s): Trent D. Penman, Sarah C. McColl-Gausden, Brett Cirulis, D. Kultaev, Dan Ababei, Lauren T. Bennett
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Maximizing the effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale is a key research and management need given the inability to treat all areas at risk from wildfire, and there is a growing body of scientific literature assessing this need. We synthesized existing scientific literature on landscape-scale fuel treatment...
Author(s): Theresa B. Jain, Ilana L. Abrahamson, Nathaniel Anderson, Sharon M. Hood, Brice B. Hanberry, Francis F. Kilkenny, Shawn T. McKinney, Jeffrey E. Ott, Alexandra K. Urza, Jeanne C. Chambers, Michael A. Battaglia, J. Morgan Varner, Joseph O’Brien
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The monitoring of burned areas can easily be performed using satellite multispectral images: several indices are available in the literature for highlighting the differences between healthy vegetation areas and burned areas, in consideration of their different signatures. However, these indices may have limitations determined, for...
Author(s): Emanuele Alcaras, Domenica Costantino, Francesca Guastaferro, Claudio Parente, Massimiliano Pepe
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is mounting concern that global wildfire activity is shifting in frequency, intensity, and seasonality in response to climate change. Fuel moisture provides a powerful means of detecting changing fire potential. Here, we use global burned area, weather reanalysis data, and the Canadian fire weather index system to calculate...
Author(s): T. Michael Ellis, David M. J. S. Bowman, Piyush Jain, Michael D. Flannigan, Grant J. Williamson
Year Published: 2022
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).