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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 4,800 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.

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Understanding how abiotic disturbance and biotic interactions determine pollinator and flowering‐plant diversity is critically important given global climate change and widespread pollinator declines. To predict responses of pollinators and flowering‐plant communities to changes in wildfire disturbance, a mechanistic understanding...
Author(s): Joseph A. LaManna, Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, Jonathan A. Myers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire size and frequency have increased in the western United States since the 1950s, but it is unclear how seeding treatments have altered fire regimes in arid steppe systems. We analyzed how the number of fires since 1955 and the fire return interval and frequency between 1995 and 2015 responded to seeding treatments,...
Author(s): Chris Bowman-Prideaux, Beth A. Newingham, Eva K. Strand
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In recent decades, climate change has lengthened wildfire seasons globally and doubled the annual area burned. Thus, capturing fire dynamics is critical for projecting Earth system processes in warmer, drier, more fire prone future. Recent advances in fire regime modeling have linked land surface and Earth system models with fire...
Author(s): Erin J. Hanan, Maureen C. Kennedy, Jianning Ren, Morris C. Johnson, Alistair M. S. Smith
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increases in Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) have been hypothesized as the primary driver of future fire changes. The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5) models agree that western U.S. surface temperatures and associated dryness of air as defined by the VPD will increase in the 21st century for representative...
Author(s): Steven J. Brey, Elizabeth A. Barnes, Jeffrey R. Pierce, Abigail L. S. Swann, Emily V. Fischer
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Global wildfire activity has experienced a dramatic surge since 2017. From Chile to Indonesia, unprecedented fire behavior has occurred in many areas worldwide including, but not limited to, Portugal, Siberia, Australia, the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and the Western US. This surge in global wildfire activity has led to a dramatic...
Author(s): Víctor Resco de Dios, Rachael H. Nolan
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
No single factor produces wildfires; rather, they occur when fire thresholds (ignitions, fuels, and drought) are crossed. Anomalous weather events may lower these thresholds and thereby enhance the likelihood and spread of wildfires. Climate change increases the frequency with which some of these thresholds are crossed, extending...
Author(s): Juli G. Pausas, Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The 2020 fire season in the western United States (the West) has been staggering: over 2.5 million ha have burned as of 30 September, including over 1.5 million ha in California (3.7% of the state), in part from five of the six largest fires in state history; over 760,000 ha have burned in Oregon and Washington, most occurring...
Author(s): Philip E. Higuera, John T. Abatzoglou
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate change and human activities have drastically altered the natural wildfire balance in the Western US and increased population health risks due to exposure to pollutants from fire smoke. Using dynamically downscaled climate model projections, we estimated additional asthma emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to...
Author(s): Jennifer D. Stowell, Cheng-En Yang, Joshua S. Fu, Noah Scovronick, Matthew J. Strickland, Yang Liu
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Projected warming of global surface air temperatures will further exacerbate droughts, wildfires, and other agents of ecosystem stress. We use latewood blue intensity from high‐elevation Picea engelmannii to reconstruct late‐summer maximum air temperature for the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion (GYE) spanning 770-2019 CE. Using a...
Author(s): Karen J. Heeter, Maegen L. Rochner, Grant Harley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) (PIAL) is a proposed threatened species that plays a keystone ecological role in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Its population response to climate change is of high interest to managers because climate-induced declines may adversely affect critical ecosystem services that this species...
Author(s): Andrew J. Hansen, Alyson East, Robert E. Keane, Matt Lavin, Kristin Legg, Zachary A. Holden, Chris Toney, Franklin Alongi
Year Published: 2021
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).