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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 4,000 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.

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 Inventory & Monitoring Division of the U.S. National Park Service conducts long-term monitoring to provide park managers information on the status and trends in biological and environmental attributes including white pines. White pines are foundational species in many subalpine ecosystems and are currently experiencing...
Author(s): Jonathan C. B. Nesmith, Micah Wright, Erik S. Jules, Shawn T. McKinney
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland firefighters in the United States are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs. Although vehicle accidents and aircraft mishaps claim the most lives, situations where firefighters are caught in a life-threatening, fire behaviour-related event (i.e. an entrapment) constitute a considerable danger because...
Author(s): Wesley G. Page, Patrick H. Freeborn, Bret W. Butler, William Matt Jolly
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Many studies of ecological disturbance highlight the unexpected impact that compounded disturbances have on communities. One of the well-studied mechanisms by which forest wind and fire disturbances interact is that wind damage increases flammable fuels-amplifying the effects of fire-leading to unexpected changes in vegetation...
Author(s): Jeffery B. Cannon, Suzanne K. Henderson, Michael H. Bailey, Chris J. Peterson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The emergence of affordable unmanned aerial systems (UAS) creates new opportunities to study fire behavior and ecosystem pattern-process relationships. A rotor-wing UAS hovering above a fire provides a static, scalable sensing platform that can characterize terrain, vegetation, and fire coincidently. Here, we present methods for...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Carl A. Seielstad, Matthew R. Cunningham, Valentijn Hoff, Russell A. Parsons, Lloyd P. Queen, Katie Sauerbrey, Tim Wallace
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations standardizes procedures and expectations for Wildland Fire Modules (WFMs). These standards are to be used by staff, supervisors, specialists, and technicians for planning, administering, and conducting WFM operations. These standards will also be used as a measure of WFM...
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
Tests were conducted using 97 exploding targets (ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder) to examine the effects of product formulation, environment, and shooting on wildfire ignition. Tests in 2015 produced no ignitions in cold and humid weather conditions. Ignitions in 2018 under warm and dry conditions were positively related to the...
Author(s): Mark A. Finney, C. Todd Smith, Trevor B. Maynard
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Climate change is increasing fire activity in the western United States, which has the potential to accelerate climate-induced shifts in vegetation communities. Wildfire can catalyze vegetation change by killing adult trees that could otherwise persist in climate conditions no longer suitable for seedling establishment and survival...
Author(s): Kimberley T. Davis, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, Philip E. Higuera, Zachary A. Holden, Thomas T. Veblen, Monica T. Rother, Sean A. Parks, Anna Sala, Marco Maneta
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The assessment of burn severity is highly important in order to describe and measure the effects of fire on vegetation, wildlife habitat and soils. The estimation of burn severity based on remote sensing is a powerful tool that, to be useful, needs to be related and validated with field data. The present paper explores the...
Author(s): Adrián Cardil, Blas Mola-Yudego, Ángela Blázquez-Casado, José Ramón González-Olabarria
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fires and floods are important drivers of geomorphic change. While the hydrologic and geomorphic effects of fires have been studied at the hillslope scale, we have much more limited data on post-fire runoff, channel changes, and inferred or measured sediment storage and delivery at larger scales. In this study we intensively...
Author(s): Dan Brogan, Lee H. MacDonald, Peter A. Nelson, Jacob A. Morgan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background:Evaluating fuel treatment effectiveness is challenging when managing a landscape for diverse ecological, social, and economic values. We used a Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS) to understand Confederated Colville Tribal (CCT) member views regarding the location and effectiveness of fuel treatments within...
Author(s): Monique D. Wynecoop, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Fernando Sanchez-Trigueros
Year Published: 2019
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).