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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.

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In 2015, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Human Dimensions Program (hereafter U.S. Forest Service), and the University of Córdoba, Forest Engineering Department, Forest Fire Laboratory, Spain (hereafter University of Cordoba), entered into an official Memorandum of...
Author(s): Francisco Rodriguez y Silva, Juan Ramón Molina Martínez, Matthew P. Thompson, Kit O'Connor
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland firefighters are directly exposed to elevated levels of wildland fire (WF) smoke. Although studies demonstrate WF smoke exposure is associated with lung function changes, few studies that use invasive sample collection methods have been conducted to investigate underlying biochemical changes. These methods are also either...
Author(s): Chieh-Ming Wu, Anna M. Adetona, Chi Song, Luke P. Naeher, Olorunfemi Adetona
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Natural disasters are inherently traumatic. The unexpected, unpredictable, threatening, and overwhelming nature of these events can be destabilising and distressing, potentially leading to psychological trauma (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 2014). Psychological trauma encompasses how people respond to...
Author(s): Sancia West, Denis C. Visentin, Amanda Neil, Grad Dip, Rachel Kornhaber, Valerie Ingham, Michelle Cleary
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent years have witnessed a growing number of stories about extreme wildfires that have had significant social impacts, from Australia to Portugal to California. Although this has heightened the call to find ways to better “coexist with fire,” it must be recognized that wildfire-human interactions are as old as humanity itself....
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Tara K. McGee, Michael R. Coughlan, Fantina Tedim
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Social acceptability of environmental management actions, such as prescribed burning used to reduce wildfire risk, is critical to achieving positive outcomes. However, environmental managers often need to implement strategies over a long time period, and sustaining long-term community support can be challenging. Public attention to...
Author(s): Melinda R. Mylek, Jacki Schirmer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Disasters have become increasingly common, calling for the need to more fully understand the impacts of such events. This article presents a scoping review of the psychosocial impacts of wildland fires on children, adolescents and family functioning. We identified 19 research articles and reviewed them according to the following...
Author(s): Judith C. Kulig, Julia Dabravolskaj
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The unprecedented 2015 wildfire season in northern Saskatchewan, Canada resulted in the largest evacuation in the province's history. The depiction of such environmental hazards in the news media is one mechanism that can, even inadvertently, reinforce historical and contemporary social inequalities through its discursive...
Author(s): Heidi M. Walker, Maureen G. Reed, Amber J. Fletcher
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Firefighters are exposed to numerous stressors during wildfire suppression, including working in hot temperatures and sleep restricted conditions. Research has shown that when sleep restricted, individuals choose foods higher in carbohydrates, fat, and sugar, and have increased cravings for calorie dense foods. However, there is...
Author(s): Charlotte C. Gupta, Sally A. Ferguson, Brad Aisbett, Michelle Dominiak, Stephanie E. Chappel, Madeline Sprajcer, Hugh H. K. Fullagar, Saman Khalesi, Joshua H. Guy, Grace E. Vincent
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Smoke from bushfires (also known as wildfires or forest fires) has blanketed large regions of Australia during the southern hemisphere summer of 2019/2020, potentially endangering residents who breathe the polluted air. While such air pollution is known to cause respiratory irritation and damage, its effect on the brain is not well...
Author(s): Laura A. Milton, Anthony R. White
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Introduction: Wildland firefighters (WLFF) work long hours in extreme environments, resulting in high daily total energy expenditure. Increasing work-shift eating episodes and/or providing rations that promote convenient eating has shown augmented self-selected work output, as has regular carbohydrate (CHO) consumption. It remains...
Author(s): Alexander N. Marks, Joseph A. Sol, Joseph W. Domitrovich, Molly West, Brent Ruby
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).