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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.

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For over 100 years, the US Forest Service (USFS) has developed initiatives to improve safety outcomes. Herein we discuss the engineered solutions used from 1910 through 1994, when the agency relied on physical science to address the hazards of wildland fire suppression. We then interpret safety initiatives of the subsequent 25 years...
Author(s): David Flores
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The dead foliage of scorched crowns is one of the most conspicuous signatures of wildland fires. Globally, crown scorch from fires in savannas, woodlands, and forests causes tree stress and death across diverse taxa. The term crown scorch, however, is inconsistently and ambiguously defined in the literature, causing confusion and...
Author(s): J. Morgan Varner, Sharon M. Hood, Doug P. Aubrey, Kara M. Yedinak, J. Kevin Hiers, William Matt Jolly, Timothy M. Shearman, Jennifer K. McDaniel, Joseph J. O'Brien, Eric Rowell
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
To support improved wildfire incident decision-making, in 2017 the US Forest Service (Forest Service) implemented risk-informed tools and processes, together known as Risk Management Assistance (RMA). The Forest Service is developing tools such as RMA to improve wildfire decision-making and implements these tools in complex...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Lauren Miller, S. Michelle Greiner, Chad Kooistra
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Regeneration is an essential demographic step that affects plant population persistence, recovery after disturbances, and potential migration to track suitable climate conditions. Challenges of restoring big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) after disturbances including fire-invasive annual grass interactions exemplify the need to...
Author(s): Daniel Schlaepfer, John Bradford, William Lauenroth, Robert K. Shriver
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The loading of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from soils to inland waters and ultimate transport to the ocean is a critical flux pathway in the terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle. Fires can significantly affect this flux through biogeochemical processes related to oxidation and mobilization of DOC in the soil. Therefore, in order to...
Author(s): Xinyuan Wei, Daniel J. Hayes, Ivan Fernandez
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elevated fuel loads represent a wildfire hazard in a landscape. Reducing fuel load is one mitigation strategy commonly employed to decrease the severity and impact of wildfires. The planning of such fuel management operations, however, represents a complicated decision problem, which includes multiple sources of uncertainty. In this...
Author(s): Federico Liberatore, Javier Leon, John W. Hearne, Begoña Vitoriano
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Changing wildfire regimes are causing rapid shifts in forests worldwide. In particular, forested landscapes that burn repeatedly in relatively quick succession may be at risk of conversion when pre‐fire vegetation cannot recover between fires. Fire refugia (areas that burn less frequently or severely than the surrounding landscape)...
Author(s): William M. Downing, Garrett W. Meigs, Matthew J. Gregory, Meg A. Krawchuk
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Objectives: To determine the impact of bushfires on children’s physical activity. Design: Natural experiment comparing device-measured physical activity and air quality index data for schools exposed and not exposed to the Australian bushfires. Methods: Participants were drawn from 22 schools participating in a cluster randomised...
Author(s): Borjadel Pozo Cruz, Timothy B. Hartwig, Taren Sanders, Michael Noetel, Philip Parker, Devan Antczak, Jane Lee, David R. Lubans, Adrian Bauman, Ester Cerin, Chris Lonsdale
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work provides a detailed overview of existing investigations into the fire–wind interaction phenomena. Specifically, it considers: the fanning effect of wind, wind direction and slope angle, and the impact of wind on fire modelling, and the relevant analysis (numerical and experimental) techniques are evaluated. Recently, the...
Author(s): Maryam Ghodrat, Farshad Shakeriaski, David James Nelson, Albert Simeoni
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
ive foliage for some tree and shrub species can support flaming fire spread at much higher moisture content than dead fuel materials. However, the role of live fuels in forest fires has been controversial in the past decades. Although ignition and spread statistical data for live and dead fuels exist in the literature, a clear...
Author(s): Adnan Darwish Ahmad, Ahmad M. Abubaker, Ahmad Salaimeh, Nelson K. Akafuah, Mark A. Finney, Jason M. Forthofer, Kozo Saito
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).