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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 4,700 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.

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Wildfires constitute a serious threat for both the environment and human well-being. The US fire policy aims to tackle this problem, devoting a sizeable amount of resources and resorting extensively to fire suppression strategies. The theoretical literature has established a link between climate conditions and wildfire incidence....
Author(s): Massimiliano Agovino, Massimiliano Cercielo, Aniello Ferraro, Antonio Garofalo
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pile burning is the most common method of logging residue disposal in Rocky Mountain forests. Though the high temperatures reached during burning affect numerous soil properties in the short term, the longer-term effects of the practice are less clear. We previously identified a 50-year time series of burn scars created after clear...
Author(s): Charles C. Rhoades, Timothy S. Fegel, Tahir Zaman, Paula J. Fornwalt, Susan Miller
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The purpose of this study was to investigate the merging behavior of small-scale buoyant flames that might be representative of flames from a leaf in a shrub. Zirconia felt pads soaked in n-heptane were suspended on thin rods and spaced both horizontally and vertically. Time-dependent video images from flames from two-pad and three-...
Author(s): Thomas H. Fletcher, Denver Haycock, Seth Tollefsen, David O. Lignell
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Effective strategies to reduce indoor air pollutant concentrations during wildfire smoke events are critically needed. Worldwide, communities in areas prone to wildfires may suffer from annual smoke exposure events lasting from days to weeks. In addition, there are many areas of the world where high pollution events are common and...
Author(s): Gilliane Davison, Karoline K. Barkjohn, Gayle Hagler, Amara L. Holder, Sarah Coefield, Curtis W. Noonan, Beth Hassett-Sipple
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The safety during prescribed burnings could be achieved by conducting these operations under marginal conditions of fire propagation. This type of fire can or cannot propagate on account of small deviations of the burning conditions, mainly the wind speed, the fuel load, and the fuel moisture-content. In this context, numerical...
Author(s): Carmen Awad, N. Frangieh, Thierry Marcelli, Gilbert Accary, D. Morvan, Sofiane Meradji, François Joseph Chatelon, Jean Louis Rossi
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The spatial overlap of multiple ecological disturbances in close succession has the capacity to alter trajectories of ecosystem recovery. Widespread bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire have affected many forests in western North America in the past two decades in areas of important habitat for native ungulates. Bark beetle outbreaks...
Author(s): Robert A. Andrus, Sarah J. Hart, Niko Tutland, Thomas T. Veblen
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pyrogenic carbon (PyC) is a ubiquitous legacy of wildfire in terrestrial soils, yet how it affects the growth and function of regenerating plants has received little research attention. We examined responses to a natural gradient of PyC deposition 5 years following a severe fire in a northern boreal forest, based on measurements of...
Author(s): Nigel V. Gale, Sean C. Thomas
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
While managed fire often produces clear changes in aboveground functional diversity, we know little about how fire affects belowground fauna and their mediation of biogeochemical processes. Because soil micro- and mesofauna, particularly nematodes, collembolans and mites, are significant contributors to nutrient and carbon cycling...
Author(s): Anita Antoninka, Kara Gibson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research by reflecting on the considerable progress accomplished in select areas of Canadian wildland fire science over the past half century. Specifically, we discuss key developments and contributions in the creation of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating...
Author(s): Sean C. P. Coogan, Lori D. Daniels, Den Boychuk, Philip J. Burton, Michael D. Flannigan, Sylvie Gauthier, Victor G. Kafka, Jane Park, B. Mike Wotton
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increasing wildfire activity in western North America has the potential to remove forest canopy cover over large areas, increasing the vulnerability of understory plants and juvenile trees to microclimatic extremes. To understand the impacts of wildfire on forest microclimatic buffering, we monitored daily temperature and vapor...
Author(s): Kyra D. Wolf, Philip E. Higuera, Kimberley T. Davis, Solomon Z. Dobrowski
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).