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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 3,600 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).

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Post-wildfire soil erosion can be caused by water or aeolian processes, yet most erosion research has focused on predominantly water-driven erosion. This study investigates the effectiveness of three agricultural mulches, with and without a tackifier, on aeolian sediment transport processes. A wind tunnel was used to simulate post-...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Jyoti Jennewein, B.S. Sharratt, Sarah A. Lewis, Robert E. Brown
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Currently, limited research on large-fire suppression effectiveness suggests fire managers may over-allocate resources relative to values to be protected. Coupled with observations that weather may be more important than resource abundance to achieve control objectives, resource use may be driven more by risk aversion than...
Author(s): Hari Katuwal, Christopher J. Dunn, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Broadcast mulching is a widely implemented post-fire erosion control method, although it remains uncertain how it affects post-fire regeneration in serotinous conifers. We used field data and unbiased conditional inference trees with random effects to test if mulching affects lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var....
Author(s): Micah Wright, Monique E. Rocca
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This review summarizes pioneering fire effects research conducted from 1966-1998 on two mixed-conifer sites in western Montana. Researchers studied the effect of fuel loads and fire severity on duff reduction; fire effects to roots and rhizomes of understory species; postfire natural and artificial regeneration of conifer species;...
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Synthesis
Logging to ‘salvage’ economic returns from forests impacted by natural disturbances has become increasingly prevalent globally. Despite potential negative effects on biodiversity, salvage logging is often conducted, even in areas otherwise excluded from logging and reserved for nature conservation, inter alia because strategic...
Author(s): Simon Thorn, Claus Bassler, Roland Brandl, Philip J. Burton, John L. Campbell, Rebecca Cahall, Jorge Castro, Chang-Yong Choi, Tyler Cobb, Daniel C. Donato, Ewa Durska, Joseph B. Fontaine, Sylvie Gauthier, Christian Hebert, Torsten Hothorn, Richard L. Hutto, Eun-Jae Lee, Alexandro B. Leverkus, David B. Lindenmayer, Martin K. Obrist, Josep Rost, Sebastian Seibold, Rupert Seidl, Dominik Thom, Kaysandra Waldron, Beat Wermelinger, Maria-Barbara Winter, Michal Zmihorski, Jorg Muller
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The recent mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) epidemic has affected millions of hectares of conifer forests in the Rocky Mountains. Land managers are interested in using biomass from beetle-killed trees for bioenergy and biobased products, but they lack adequate information to accurately estimate biomass in...
Author(s): Woodam Chung, Paul Evangelista, Nathaniel Anderson, Anthony Vorster, Hee Han, Krishna Poudel, Robert Sturtevant
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Despite large commitments of personnel and equipment to wildfire suppression, relatively little is known about the factors that affect how many resources are ordered and assigned to wildfire incidents and the variation in resources across incident management teams (IMTs). Using detailed data on suppression resource assignments for...
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accurate prediction of fire-caused tree mortality is critical for making sound land management decisions such as developing burning prescriptions and post-fire management guidelines. To improve efforts to predict post-fire tree mortality, we developed 3-year post-fire mortality models for 12 Western conifer species—white fir (Abies...
Author(s): Sharon M. Hood, Duncan C. Lutes
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This Synthesis Report represents the contract final report for Washington State Department of Natural Resources [DNR] contract number PSC 93-095317, titled Literature Review and Synthesis Related to Salvage of Fire Damaged Timber. For this literature review project, contemporary research information was requested by the Scientific...
Author(s): Stephen W. Barrett, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Researchers compared early postfire vegetation recovery on sites burned with different intensities in seral ponderosa pine communities of the Douglas-fir/mallow ninebark habitat type. The plots were burned over 30 days burned under varying conditions of temperature, fuel moisture, and relative humidity, resulting in fires of varying...
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Synthesis

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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).