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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.

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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Wildland fire occurrence is highly variable in time and space, and in the United States where total area burned can vary substantially, acquiring resources (firefighters, engines, aircraft, etc.) to respond to fire demand is an important consideration. To determine the composition and scale of this set of suppression resources...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Crystal S. Stonesifer, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recovery after a wildfire is a process, both at the community or larger scale and for individuals. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) defines recovery as, “The restoring or improving of livelihoods and health, as well as economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, systems and activities...
Author(s): Tara K. McGee, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Fantina Tedim
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a natural element of many ecosystems as well as a natural disaster to be prevented. Climate and land usage changes have increased the number and size of wildfires in the last few decades. In this situation, governments must be able to manage wildfire, and a risk measure can be crucial to evaluate any preventive action...
Author(s): Adán Rodríguez-Martínez, Begoña Vitoriano
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Wildfire Research Center (WiRe Center) works with wildfire practitioners seeking to create communities that are adapted to wildfire using an evidenced-based approach. Historically, immediate threats and wildfire suppression have garnered much attention and resources. While these efforts remain critical, getting in front of the...
Author(s): Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Patricia A. Champ, Jonathan Riley, Christopher M. Barth, Colleen Donovan, James R. Meldrum, Carolyn Wagner
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfire events have been impacting many parts of the United States. Of particular importance are the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) areas, where residential development exposes residents to increased risk from the threat of wildfire. However, evidence shows that WUI homeowners do not adequately mitigate risk through participation...
Author(s): Benjamin Ghasemi, Gerard T. Kyle, James D. Absher
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
In the present experiment we evaluated the impact of rapid heat stress on decision-making and neural function. Previous work has demonstrated that heat stress has an impact on cognitive and neural function. Here, we hypothesized that a rapid increase in heat stress would result in reduced decision-making ability evidenced by a...
Author(s): Cory J. Coehoorn, Lynneth A. Stuart-Hill, Wande Abimbola, J. Patrick Neary, Olave E. Krigolson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quantifying fireline effectiveness (FLE) is essential to evaluate the efficiency of large wildfire management strategies to foster institutional learning and improvement in fire management organizations. FLE performance metrics for incident-level evaluation have been developed and applied to a small set of wildfires, but there is a...
Author(s): Benjamin Gannon, Matthew P. Thompson, Kira Z. Deming, Jude Bayham, Yu Wei, Christopher D. O'Connor
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire disaster risks are being heighted globally due to climate change. Here, we present a United States-based wildfire case study of the northern Rocky Mountains to investigate links between wildfire experience, knowledge, and perceived risk due to climate change and potential policy support for two internationally relevant...
Author(s): Christopher A. Craig, Myria W. Allen, Song Feng, Matthew L. Spialek
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Burn-over crew protection systems have been installed into fleets of rural wildland Fire-Fighting Vehicles (FFVs) in parts of Australia, successfully providing protection for crews in recent large fires. Research out of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria is leading the change in vehicles carrying more than 1000 litres of...
Author(s): Andrew Webb, Andy Gooden
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).