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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.

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Over the past several decades, the impacts of climate change have threatened the health and functioning of forested ecosystems on a global scale. Warming and drying trends have altered disturbance regimes and have created significant uncertainty about tree regeneration and postdisturbance recovery in subalpine ecosystems. Aging...
Author(s): Zoe Schapira, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Warm summer temperatures and longer fire seasons are promoting larger, and in some cases, more fires that are severe in low- and mid-elevation, dry mixed-conifer forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains (NRM). Long-term historical fire conditions and human influence on past fire activity are not well understood for these...
Author(s): Dave McWethy, Mio Alt, Elena Argiriadis, Dario Battistel, Richard G. Everett, Gregory T. Pederson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Climate warming is increasing fire activity in many of Earth’s forested ecosystems. Because fire is a catalyst for change, investigation of post‐fire vegetation response is critical to understanding the potential for future conversions from forest to non‐forest vegetation types. We characterized the influences of climate and...
Author(s): Kyle Rodman, Thomas T. Veblen, Michael A. Battaglia, Marin Chambers, Paula J. Fornwalt, Zachary A. Holden, Thomas E. Kolb, Jessica R. Ouzts, Monica T. Rother
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increases in burned area across the western US since the mid‐1980’s have been widely documented and linked partially to climate factors, yet evaluations of trends in fire severity are lacking. Here, we evaluate fire severity trends and their interannual relationships to climate for western US forests from 1985‐2017. Significant...
Author(s): Sean A. Parks, John T. Abatzoglou
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article is a Response to Adams et al. 26, 3756–3758. See also the Letter by Nolan et al. 26, 1039–1041. In a response to our Letter on the causes and consequences of the 2019–20 forest fires in eastern Australia (Nolan et al., 2020), Adams, Neumann, and Shadmanroodposhti (2020) argued that fuel loads were causal to the...
Author(s): Ross A. Bradstock, Rachael H. Nolan, Luke Collins, Víctor Resco de Dios, Hamish G. Clarke, Meaghan E. Jenkins, Belinda Kenny, Matthais M. Boer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Using a naturalistic quasi-experimental design and growth curve modeling techniques, a recently proposed climate change risk perception model was replicated and extended to investigate changes in climate change risk perception and climate policy support in relation to exposure to forest fires. At the start of the study, above-...
Author(s): Karine Lacroix, Robert Gifford, Jonathan Rush
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increasingly frequent large wildfires in the western US raise questions about the effects of climate and site-level factors on forest ecosystem resilience. This study presents findings from seedling and sapling surveys conducted across 179 sites 15–21 years post-fire in eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountain ecoregion. We found wide...
Author(s): Angela Boag, Mark J. Ducey, Michael W. Palace, Joel Hartter
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forests of the western U.S. are undergoing substantial stress from fire exclusion and increasing effects of climate change, altering ecosystem functions and processes. Changes in broad‐scale drivers of forest community composition become apparent in their effect on survivorship and regeneration, driving demographic shifts. Here we...
Author(s): Laura A. Marshall, Donald A. Falk
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large wildfires (>50,000 ha) are becoming increasingly common in semi‐arid landscapes of the western United States. Although fuel reduction treatments are used to mitigate potential wildfire effects, they can be overwhelmed in wind‐driven wildfire events with extreme fire behavior. We evaluated drivers of fire severity and fuel...
Author(s): Susan J. Prichard, Nicholas A. Povak, Maureen C. Kennedy, David W. Peterson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Unforeseen Events and Climate Variability: How do land management decisions shape landscapes decades into the future? With the influence of climate change and its associated stressors, it's an increasingly thorny question. According to Paulette Ford, a research ecologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Albuquerque, New...
Author(s): Jessica M. Brewen
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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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).