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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, 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 national symbol of forest fire prevention, Smokey Bear, and the slogan, 'Only you can prevent forest fires!' already existed when a group of firefighters on the Capitan Gap Fire found an orphaned bear cub clinging to a tree after a flareup. The May 1950 fire, in the Capitan Mountains on the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico...
Author(s): Larry S. Allen
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Data collection in the field is fundamental in providing relevant information during fire spread across vegetation or in industrial environments. Considering the challenge and costs of obtaining measurements in the presence of a fire at such a large scale, the development of non-intrusive optical methods is a good alternative. As...
Author(s): Frederic Morandini, Tom Toulouse, Xavier Silvani, Antoine Pieri, Lucile Rossi
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increasing wildfires in western North American conifer forests have led to debates surrounding the application of post-fire management practices. There is a lack of consensus on whether (and to what extent) post-fire management assists or hinders managers in achieving goals, particularly in under-studied regions like eastern...
Author(s): Victoria M. Donovan, Caleb P. Roberts, Carissa L. Wonkka, David A. Wedin, Dirac Twidwell
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The visibility, safety, and health effects of seasonal wildfires may affect recreational visits to national parks (NPs), even if fires occur outside of park boundaries. This study statistically quantifies the effect of nearby wildfire on tourist flows to each of Utah's five NPs (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and...
Author(s): Man-Kuen Kim, Paul M. Jakus
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook.) encroachment and exotic annual grass (medusahead [Taeniatherum caput-medusae L. Nevski] and cheatgrass [Bromus tectorum L.]) invasion of sagebrush (Artemisia L.) communities decrease ecosystem services and degrade ecosystem function. Traditionally, these compositional changes were...
Author(s): Kirk W. Davies, A.E. Dean
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Estimates of historical fire regime parameters in mountain big sagebrush communities can be compared with current fire regimes and trends to establish general guidelines for ecological restoration. A synthesis of information on historical patterns and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes in mountain big sagebrush...
Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Coarse woody debris (CWD) is an essential component of forest ecosystems that provides habitat for diverse species, functions in water and nutrient cycling, and can be a potential surface fuel in wildfires. CWD detection and mapping would enhance forestry and wildlife research and management but passive remote sensing technologies...
Author(s): Michael J. Joyce, John D. Erb, Barry A. Sampson, Ron A. Moen
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Fire is a globally important disturbance that affects nearly all vegetated biomes. Previous regional studies have suggested that the predictable seasonal pattern of a climatic time series, or seasonality, might aid in the prediction of average fire activity, but it is not known whether these findings are applicable globally....
Author(s): Michael V. Saha, Todd M. Scanlon, Paolo D'Odorico
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
During 2-5 December 2010, an area of 2500 ha in the Carmel forests was consumed by a severe wildfire, causing soil erosion from the exposed slopes. Whereas most studies show that post-fire erosion rates tend to decline after the second year, in this case, we aim to address the ongoing consequences that different management practices...
Author(s): Rami Zituni, Lea Wittenberg, Dan Malkinson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Early forest fire detection can effectively be achieved by systems of specialised tower-mounted cameras. With the aim of maximising system visibility of smoke above a prescribed region, the process of selecting multiple tower sites from a large number of potential site locations is a complex combinatorial optimisation problem....
Author(s): Andries Heyns, Warren du Plessis, Michael Kosch, Gavin Hough
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).