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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.

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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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
Wildfire is capable of rapidly releasing the energy stored in forests, with the amount of water in live and dead biomass acting as a regulator on the amount and rate of energy release. Here we used temperature and fuel moisture data to examine climate-driven changes in fuel moisture content over the past three decades. We then...
Author(s): Marissa J. Goodwin, Harold S. Zald, Malcolm P. North, Matthew D. Hurteau
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Fine‐scale topography and canopy cover can play an important role in mediating effects of regional‐scale climate change on the below‐canopy environment in mountain forests. The aim of this study was to determine how below‐canopy temperatures in a high‐elevation Rocky Mountain forest have been affected by canopy change resulting...
Author(s): Amanda R. Carlson, Jason S. Sibold, Jose F. Negron
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The world´s forests are one of the largest carbon sinks, making a substantial contribution to counterbalance the increase in atmospheric carbon from anthropogenic sources (Bastin et al., 2019). For this reason, there is broad support to forest conservation and restoration as an effective way to fight climate change. The European...
Author(s): Virgilio Hermoso, Adrián Regos, Alejandra Morán-Ordoñez, Andrea Duane, Lluis Brotons
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The fire plume height (smoke injection height) is an important parameter for calculating the transport and lifetime of smoke particles, which can significantly affect regional and global air quality and atmospheric radiation budget. To develop an observation‐based global fire plume‐rise dataset, a modified one‐dimensional plume‐rise...
Author(s): Ziming Ke, Yuhang Wang, Yufei Zou, Yongjia Song, Yongqiang Liu
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Implementation of wildfire- and climate-adaptation strategies in seasonally dry forests of western North America is impeded by numerous constraints and uncertainties. After more than a century of resource and land use change, some question the need for proactive management, particularly given novel social, ecological, and climatic...
Author(s): R. Keala Hagmann, Paul F. Hessburg, Susan J. Prichard, Nicholas A. Povak, Peter M. Brown, Peter Z. Fule, Robert E. Keane, Eric E. Knapp, Jamie M. Lydersen, Kerry L. Metlen, Matthew J. Reilly, Andrew Sanchez Meador, Scott L. Stephens, Jens T. Stevens, Alan H. Taylor, Larissa L. Yocom, Michael A. Battaglia, Derek J. Churchill, Lori D. Daniels, Donald A. Falk, Paul Henson, James D. Johnston, Meg A. Krawchuk, Carrie R. Levine, Garrett W. Meigs, Andrew G. Merschel, Malcolm P. North, Hugh Safford, Thomas W. Swetnam, Amy E. M. Waltz
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Widespread fire activity taxes suppression resources and can compound wildfire hazards. We examine the geographic synchronicity of fire danger across western United States forests as a proxy for the strain on fire suppression resource availability. Interannual variability in the number of days with synchronous fire danger – defined...
Author(s): John T. Abatzoglou, Caroline S. Juang, A. Park Williams, Crystal A. Kolden, Anthony L. Westerling
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increases in burned area and large fire occurrence are widely documented over the western United States over the past half century. Here, we focus on the elevational distribution of forest fires in mountainous ecoregions of the western United States and show the largest increase rates in burned area above 2,500 m during 1984 to 2017...
Author(s): Mohammad Reza Alizadeha, John T. Abatzoglou, Charles H. Luce, Jan F. Adamowski, Arvin Farid, Mojtaba Sadegh
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Changing climatic conditions prompt concerns about vegetation response to disturbance under future compared to past conditions. In this long‐term study, we examined soil climate and vegetation differences at lower, mid, and upper elevations in two separate locations in the Great Basin, USA. We hypothesized that soil climate and...
Author(s): Bruce A. Roundy, Jeanne C. Chambers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest landscapes across western North America (wNA) have experienced extensive changes over the last two centuries, while climatic warming has become a global reality over the last 4 decades. Resulting interactions between historical increases in forested area and density and recent rapid warming, increasing insect mortality, and...
Author(s): Paul F. Hessburg, Susan J. Prichard, R. Keala Hagmann, Nicholas A. Povak, Frank K. Lake
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).