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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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Post-fire remote sensing provides a promising tool for assessing building damage, destruction, and defensive actions from wildland fire. However, limited studies exist to guide image acquisitions. Consequently, we compare remotely piloted aircraft systems and satellite post-fire imagery to ground-based assessments from the 2017...
Author(s): Derek McNamara, William E. Mell
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
While there is a large literature on how individual homeowners perceive location-specific wildfire hazard, there is only one study specific to U.S. family forest owners. Using respondents from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service's National Woodland Owner Survey of family forest ownerships in the United...
Author(s): Brian Danley, Jesse Caputo, Brett J. Butler
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires in the western United States (US) are increasingly expensive, destructive, and deadly. Reducing wildfire losses is particularly challenging when fires frequently start on one land tenure and damage natural or developed assets on other ownerships. Managing wildfire risk in multijurisdictional landscapes has recently become...
Author(s): William M. Downing, Christopher J. Dunn, Matthew P. Thompson, Michael D. Caggiano, Karen C. Short
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article applies an interdisciplinary agent-based model (ABM) of wildfire evacuation to the devastating 2018 wildfire in Mati, Greece, where the second-deadliest wildfire of the 21st century took place. This model integrates the natural hazard system (wildfire propagation) with the sociotechnical response system comprising...
Author(s): M. R. K. Siam, Haizhong Wang, Michael K. Lindell, Chen Chen, Eleni I. Vlahogianni, Kay Axhausen
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There are thousands of communities and millions of homes in fire-prone wildland–urban interface (WUI) environments. Although future developments may be sited and designed to be more survivable and resistant to losses, an over-arching strategy is needed for those that are already at high risk. Traditionally, most plans for protecting...
Author(s): Max A. Moritz, Rob Hazard, Kelly Johnston, Marc Mayes, Molly Mowery, Katie Oran, Anne-Marie L. Parkinson, David A. Schmidt, Graham Wesolowski
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Building fire-adaptive communities and fostering fire-resilient landscapes have become two of the main research strands of wildfire science that go beyond strictly biophysical viewpoints and call for the integration of complementary visions of landscapes and the communities living there, with their legacy of knowledge and subjective...
Author(s): Carmen Vazquez-Varela, José M. Martínez-Navarro, Luisa Abad-González
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Identifying the number of firebrands generated during wildfires is an important aspect of understanding their propagation. A key challenge in quantifying the number of firebrands released is to distinguish those that are ‘hot’ and could lead to further fire spread from the total number released. Recently, a fire-resistant fabric was...
Author(s): Sampath Adusumilli, Tyler R. Hudson, Nathan Gardner, David L. Blunck
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The director of West Region Wildfire Council stood before council for the Town of Mountain Village in southwest Colorado with community social data in hand. Over the course of the next hour, Lilia Falk presented key points that refuted the dominant assumption that local residents were not concerned about wildfire, nor were they...
Author(s): Patricia A. Champ, Christopher M. Barth, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Lilia C. Falk, Jamie Gomez, James R. Meldrum
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires have caused increasingly negative impacts with increasing occurrences close to densely populated regions. Evacuations are among the most critical measures in the immediate wildfire relief measures. While social media have been used in natural disasters, there has been limited understanding of the efficacy of using social...
Author(s): Lingyao Li, Zihui Ma, Tao Cao
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The intersection of expanding human development and wildland landscapes—the “wildland–urban interface” or WUI—is one of the most vexing contexts for fire management because it involves complex interacting systems of people and nature. Here, we document the dynamism and stability of an ancient WUI that was apparently sustainable for...
Author(s): Christopher I. Roos, Thomas W. Swetnam, T. J. Ferguson, Matthew J. Liebmann, Rachel A. Loehman, John R. Welch, Ellis Q. Margolis, Christopher H. Guiterman, William C. Hockaday, Michael J. Aiuvalasit, Jenna Battillo, Josh Farella, Christopher A. Kiahtipes
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).