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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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Climate and land-use changes are expected to increase the future occurrence of wildfires, with potentially devastating consequences for freshwater species and ecosystems. Wildfires that burn in close proximity to freshwater systems can significantly alter the physicochemical properties of water. Following wildfires and heavy rain,...
Author(s): Daniel F. Gomez Isaza, Rebecca L. Cramp, Craig E. Franklin
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Invasive grass species can alter fire regimes, converting native terrestrial ecosystems into non-native, grass-dominated landscapes, creating a self-reinforcing cycle of increasing fire activity and flammable grass expansion. Analyses of this phenomenon tend to focus on the ecology and geography of the grass–fire cycle independent...
Author(s): Emily J. Fusco, Jennifer Balch, Adam L. Mahood, R. Chelsea Nagy, Alexandra D. Syphard, Bethany A. Bradley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article applies an interdisciplinary agent-based model (ABM) of wildfire evacuation to the devastating 2018 wildfire in Mati, Greece, where the second-deadliest wildfire of the 21st century took place. This model integrates the natural hazard system (wildfire propagation) with the sociotechnical response system comprising...
Author(s): M. R. K. Siam, Haizhong Wang, Michael K. Lindell, Chen Chen, Eleni I. Vlahogianni, Kay Axhausen
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim Wildfire activity in recent years is notable not only for an expansion of total area burned but also for large, single-day fire spread events that pose challenges to ecological systems and human communities. Our objectives were to gain new insight into the relationships between extreme single-day fire spread events, annual area...
Author(s): Jonathan D. Coop, Sean A. Parks, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Scott M. Ritter, Chad M. Hoffman
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A combined imaging system that can monitor the visible flame, invisible hot flow, flame temperature and surface temperature was developed to investigate the combustion of wooden rods inclined at 30° under forced air flow. A micro wind tunnel is designed to generate the forced air flow that is at an angle with the fire rod. It is...
Author(s): Yufeng Lai, Xiao Wang, Thomas B.O. Rockett, Jon R. Willmott, Yang Zhang
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Night-time provides a critical window for slowing or extinguishing fires owing to the lower temperature and the lower vapour pressure deficit (VPD). However, fire danger is most often assessed based on daytime conditions1,2, capturing what promotes fire spread rather than what impedes fire. Although it is well appreciated that...
Author(s): Jennifer Balch, John T. Abatzoglou, Maxwell B. Joseph, Michael J. Koontz, Adam L. Mahood, Joe McGlinchy, Megan E. Cattau, A. Park Williams
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires burn annually across the United States (US), which threaten those in close proximity to them. Due to drastic alterations of soil properties and to the land surfaces by these fires, risks of flash floods, debris flows, and severe erosion increases for these areas, which can have catastrophic consequences for biota, people...
Author(s): Jorge A. Duarte, Andrés D. González, Jonathan J. Gourley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Restoration goals in fire-prone conifer forests include mitigating fire hazard while restoring forest structural components linked to disturbance resilience and ecological function. Restoration of overstory spatial pattern in forests often falls short of management objectives due to complexities in implementation, regulation, and...
Author(s): Jeffery B. Cannon, Katarina J. Warnick, Spencer Elliott, Jennifer S. Briggs
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The wildland-urban interface (WUI), where housing is in close proximity to or intermingled with wildland vegetation, is widespread throughout the United States, but it is unclear how this type of housing development affects public lands. We used a national dataset to examine WUI distribution and growth (1990-2010) in proximity to...
Author(s): Miranda H. Mockrin, David P. Helmers, Sebastian Martinuzzi, Todd J. Hawbaker, Volker C. Radeloff
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere (i.e., covering the USA, Canada and Russia) are the grandest carbon sinks of the world. A significant increase in wildfires could cause disequilibrium in the Northern boreal forest’s capacity as a carbon sink and cause significant impacts on wildlife and people worldwide. That is why the...
Author(s): Victor M. Velasco Hererra, Willie Soon, César Pérez-Moreno, Graciela Velasco Herrera, Raúl Martell-Dubois, Laura Rosique-de la Cruz, Valery M. Fedorov, Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, Eric Bongelli, Emmanuel Zúñiga
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).