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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, 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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Context: Landscape science relies on foundational concepts of landscape ecology and seeks to understand the physical, biological, and human components of ecosystems to support land management decision-making. Incorporating landscape science into land management decisions, however, remains challenging. Many lands in the western...
Author(s): Sarah Carter, David S. Pilliod, Travis Haby, Karen L. Prentice, Cameron L. Aldridge, Patrick J. Anderson, Z.H. Bowen, John Bradford, Samuel A. Cushman, Joseph C. DeVivo, Michael C. Duniway, Ryan S. Hathaway, Lisa Nelson, Courtney Schultz, Rudy M. Schuster, E. Jamie Trammell
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
To inform future restoration efforts, we reviewed the known effects of fire and habitat management and restoration on hummingbirds in four key habitat types in North America. We examined seven species that most commonly occur west of the Rocky Mountains: Rufous (Selasphorus rufus), Calliope (Selasphorus calliope), Broad-tailed (...
Author(s): John D. Alexander, Elizabeth Williams, Caitlyn R. Gillespie, Sarahy Contreras-Martínez, Deborah M. Finch
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Extreme fires have substantial adverse effects on society and natural ecosystems. Such events can be associated with the intense coupling of fire behaviour with the atmosphere, resulting in extreme fire characteristics such as pyrocumulonimbus cloud (pyroCb) development. Concern that anthropogenic climate change is increasing the...
Author(s): Mercy N. Ndalila, Grant J. Williamson, Paul Fox-Hughes, J. Sharples, David M. J. S. Bowman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Post-incident studies provide direct and valuable information to further the scientific understanding of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. Most post-incident studies involve data collection in the field (i.e. a 'research field deployment'). In this review, technical reports of post-incident studies for WUI fire and other natural...
Author(s): Benjamin Gaudet, Albert Simeoni, Steven M. V. Gwynne, Erica D. Kuligowski, Noureddine Bénichou
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a natural disturbance and ecological process in forested ecosystems across the western United States. However, warmer temperatures, frequent droughts, and legacies of past land management are impacting western forests, leaving them at a higher risk for large, uncharacteristic wildfire that has dramatic impacts on...
Author(s): Tzeidle N. Wasserman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
As the fire research community develops multi-scale models to predict the spread of wildland fires, there is a need for well-controlled, small-scale experiments which provide benchmark data and fundamental understanding of the effects of key parameters on the combustion of wildland fuels. Here, we implement a unique suite of non-...
Author(s): A. S. Makowiecki, J. E. Steinbrenner, N. T. Wimer, J. F. Glusman, C. B. Lapointe, J. W. Daily, Peter E. Hamlington, G. B. Rieker
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forested fire refugia (trees that survive fires) are important disturbance legacies that provide seed sources for post-fire regeneration. Conifer regeneration has been limited following some recent western fires, particularly in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests. However, the extent, characteristics, and predictability of...
Author(s): Teresa B. Chapman, Tania L. Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, Kyle Rodman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Understanding the social acceptability of managing forest fuels to reduce wildfire risk is essential to achieving long-term investment in fuel management that is supported publicly and politically. Integrative Complexity Theory (ICT) examines how people think about complex issues, and provides a way to better understand...
Author(s): Melinda R. Mylek, Jacki Schirmer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This review examines the impact of prescribed fire on the water quality variables (a) sediment load and (b) limiting macronutrients in forested environments globally. We aim to characterize the forested environments subject to prescribed fire, to discuss factors of the fire regime that contribute to water quality concerns, and to...
Author(s): Kipling Klimas, Patrick Hiesl, Donald L. Hagan, Dara Park
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a natural component of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) steppe rangelands that induces temporal shifts in plant community physiognomy, ground surface conditions, and erosion rates. Fire alteration of the vegetation structure and ground cover in these ecosystems commonly amplifies soil losses by wind‐ and water‐driven erosion....
Author(s): Samantha P. Vega, C. Jason Williams, Erin S. Brooks, Frederick B. Pierson, Eva K. Strand, Peter R. Robichaud, Robert E. Brown, Mark S. Seyfried, Kathleen A. Lohse, Kayla Glossner, Jennifer L. Pierce, Clay Roehner
Year Published: 2020
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).