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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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The destructive wildfires that occurred recently in the western US starkly foreshadow the possible future of forest ecosystems and human communities in the region. With increases in the area burned by severe wildfire in seasonally dry forests expected to result from climate change, judicious, science‐based fire and restoration...
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens, Anthony L. Westerling, Matthew D. Hurteau, M. Zachariah Peery, Courtney Schultz, Sally Thompson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Wildfires affect vegetation structure, functions, and other attributes of forest ecosystems. Among these attributes, bird assemblages may be influenced by the distance from undisturbed to fire-disturbed forests. Information about this influence is essential for designing management plans aimed at conserving birds’...
Author(s): Adriana Marisel Morales, Natalia Politi, Luis Osvaldo Rivera, Constanza Guadalupe Vivanco, Guillermo E. Defosse
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increasing temperatures and irregular precipitation associated with climate change, along with increasing frequency and severity of wildfires, contribute to increased downstream transport of sediment and total organic carbon (TOC), with potential impacts on aquatic ecosystem structure and resilience, recreational use of water bodies...
Author(s): Danielle Loiselle, Xinzhong Du, Daniel S. Alessi, Kevin D. Bladon, Monireh Faramarzi
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a natural disturbance and ecological process in forested ecosystems across the western United States. However, warmer temperatures, frequent droughts, and legacies of past land management are impacting western forests, leaving them at a higher risk for large, uncharacteristic wildfire that has dramatic impacts on...
Author(s): Tzeidle N. Wasserman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
An important aspect of predicting future wildland fire risk is estimating fire weather-weather conducive to the ignition and propagation of fire-under realistic climate change scenarios. Because the majority of area burned occurs on a few days of extreme fire weather, this task should be able to resolve fire weather extremes. In...
Author(s): Piyush Jain, Mari R. Tye, Debasish Paimazumder, Michael D. Flannigan
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In subalpine forests of the western United States that historically experienced infrequent, high‐severity fire, whether fire management can shape 21st‐century fire regimes and forest dynamics to meet natural resource objectives is not known. Managed wildfire use (i.e., allowing lightning‐ignited fires to burn when risk is low...
Author(s): Winslow D. Hansen, Diane Abendroth, Werner Rammer, Rupert Seidl, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Ecological disturbance is a major driver of ecosystem structure and evolutionary selection, and theory predicts that the frequency and/or intensity of disturbance should determine its effects on communities. However, adaptations of species pools to different historical disturbance regimes are rarely considered in the...
Author(s): Jesse E. D. Miller, Hugh Safford
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dryland ecosystems may be especially vulnerable to expected 21st century increases in temperature and aridity because they are tightly controlled by moisture availability. However, climate impact assessments in drylands are difficult because ecological dynamics are dictated by drought conditions that are difficult to define and...
Author(s): John Bradford, Daniel Schlaepfer, William Lauenroth, Kyle Palmquist
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
Climate change is causing increased wildfire activity across the western US and creating post-fire conditions that are warmer and drier than they were in the past. Scientists and managers are concerned with the potential for post-fire tree recruitment failures in dry mixed-conifer forests. Tree seedlings are more sensitive to...
Author(s): Kimberley T. Davis, Lacey Hankin
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).