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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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The increasing occurrence of severe wildfires, coupled with the expansion of the wildland urban interface has increased the number of structures in danger of being destroyed by wildfires. Ignition by firebrands is a significant avenue for fire spread and structure loss; thus, understanding processes and parameters that control the...
Author(s): Derek Bean, David L. Blunck
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work studies the characteristics of thunderstorms that cause lightning-caused wildfires in Catalonia, north-east Iberian Peninsula, using lightning and weather radar data. Although thunderstorms produce ~57 000 cloud-to-ground (CG) flashes yearly in Catalonia, only 1 in 1000 end up as a flaming wildfire. Characterisation of...
Author(s): Anna Soler, Nicolau Pineda, Helen San Segundo, Joan Bech, Joan Montanyà
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Humans have both intentional and unintentional impacts on their environment, yet identifying the enduring ecological legacies of past small-scale societies remains difficult, and as such, evidence is sparse. The present study found evidence of an ecological legacy that persists today within an semiarid ecosystem of western North...
Author(s): Bruce M. Pavlik, Lisbeth A. Louderback, Kenneth B. Vernon, Peter M. Yaworsky, Cynthia Wilson, Arnold Clifford, Brian F. Codding
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire severity is a key driver shaping the ecological structure and function of North American boreal ecosystems, a biome dominated by large, high-intensity wildfires. Satellite-derived burn severity maps have been an important tool in these remote landscapes for both fire and resource management. The conventional methodology to...
Author(s): Lisa M. Holsinger, Sean A. Parks, Lisa B. Saperstein, Rachel A. Loehman, Ellen Whitman, Jennifer L. Barnes, Marc-Andre Parisien
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
After natural forest disturbances such as wildfires, windstorms and insect outbreaks, salvage logging is commonly applied to reduce economic losses and mitigate subsequent disturbance risk. However, this practice is controversial due to its potential ecological impacts, and its capacity to mitigate or increase the risk of subsequent...
Author(s): Alexandro B. Leverkus, Brian Buma, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Philip J. Burton, Emanuele Lingua, Raffaella Marzano, Simon Thorn
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Uncompensable heat from wildland firefighter personal protective equipment decreases the physiological tolerance while exercising in the heat. Our previous work demonstrated that the standard wildland firefighter helmet significantly increases both perceived and actual head heat. This study compared heat accumulation under simulated...
Author(s): Katherine Christison, Shae Gurney, Charles L. Dumke
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent increases in destructive wildfires are driving a need for empirical research documenting factors that contribute to structure loss. Existing studies show that fire risk is complex and varies geographically, and the role of vegetation has been especially difficult to quantify. Here, we evaluated the relative importance of...
Author(s): Alexandra D. Syphard, Heather Rustigian-Romsos, Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Various classifications of fuel accumulation models are used to describe the complex temporal relationship between fuel loads and vegetation dynamics. Fuel accumulation models are an important tool in wildfire management as fuel is the only component that can be directly controlled by fire managers. Here we discuss various strengths...
Author(s): Hilyati H. Zazali, Isaac N. Towers, J. Sharples
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Children and youth are among the most vulnerable to the devastating effects of disaster due to the physical, cognitive, and social factors related to their developmental life stage. Yet children and youth also have the capacity to be resilient and act as powerful catalysts for change in their own lives and wider communities...
Author(s): Caroline McDonald-Harker, Julie Drolet, Anika Sehgal, Matthew R. G. Brown, Peter H. Silverstone, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Vincent I. O. Agyapong
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fires (WLF) have become more frequent, larger, and severe with greater impacts to society and ecosystems and dramatic increases in firefighting costs. Forests throughout the range of ponderosa pine in Oregon and Washington are jeopardized by the interaction of anomalously dense forest structure, a warming and drying climate...
Author(s): Andrew G. Merschel, Peter A. Beedlow, David C. Shaw, David R. Woodruff, E.Henry Lee, Steven P. Cline, Randy L. Comeleo, R. Keala Hagmann, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2021
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).