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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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The increasing occurrence of severe wildfires, coupled with the expansion of the wildland urban interface has increased the number of structures in danger of being destroyed by wildfires. Ignition by firebrands is a significant avenue for fire spread and structure loss; thus, understanding processes and parameters that control the...
Author(s): Derek Bean, David L. Blunck
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quantifying livelihood vulnerability to wildland fires in the United States is challenging because of the need to systematically integrate multidimensional variables into its analysis. We aim to measure wildfire threats amongst humans and their physical and social environment by developing a framework to calculate the livelihood...
Author(s): Janine A. Baijnath-Rodino, Mukesh Kumar, Margarita Rivera, Khoa D. Tran, Tirtha Banerjee
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Complexity is the main feature of many fire-prone environments, in which the fire regime is driven by climate and socio-economic development on short and long timescales. In this study, the interaction between social and forest environments is modelled for the first time by assimilating socio-economic assets to a new flammable...
Author(s): Nadia Ursino
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Fireshed Registry is an interactive geospatial data portal providing access to data describing past, present, and future trends regarding wildfire exposure to communities and forest and fuel management. The registry employs a nested spatial framework that organizes landscape variation in wildfire risk to developed areas into...
Author(s): Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Chris Ringo, Cody Evers, Fermin Alcasena-Urdiroz, Rachel M. Houtman, Michael Scanlon, Tania Ellersick
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Due to the increased concern for the environment, sustainable construction materials are getting increased attention. Wood is considered a renewable, sustainable construction material. The problem with wood is that it is a fire-prone material. With an increasing number of wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires recently, it is...
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Treed peatlands exhibit both crown and smouldering fire potential; however, neither are included in Canadian wildfire management models and, as such, they are not formally represented in management decision-making. The lack of smouldering fire risk assessment is a critical research gap as these fires can represent heavy resource...
Author(s): Sophie L. Wilkinson, A. K. Furukawa, B. Mike Wotton, James M. Waddington
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As the need for wildfire adaptation for human populations in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) intensifies in the face of changes that have increased the number of wildfires that exceed 100 thousand acres, it is becoming more important to come to a better understanding of social complexity on the WUI landscape. It is just as...
Author(s): Mark Billings, Matthew S. Carroll, Travis B. Paveglio, Kara Whitman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Formal regulation of private property and exploration of 'risk transmission' across ownerships are two popular means for addressing wildfire management at landscape scales. However, existing studies also indicate that a number of barriers exist for implementing formal regulations surrounding wildfire risk, and that few efforts gauge...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Amanda M. Stasiewicz, Catrin Edgeley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A new instrument to quantify firebrand dynamics during fires with particular focus on those associated with the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) has been developed. During WUI fires, firebrands can ignite spot fires, which can rapidly increase the rate of spread (ROS) of the fire, provide a mechanism by which the fire can pass over...
Author(s): Simone Zen, Jan C. Thomas, Eric Mueller, Bhisham Dhurandher, Michael R. Gallagher, Nick Skowronski, Rory Hadden
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Managed wildfires, naturally ignited wildfires that are managed for resource benefit, have the potential to reduce fuel loads and minimize the effects of future wildfires, but have been utilized mainly in remote settings. A new policy federal guidance in 2009 provided greater flexibility for using this tool with the effects of the...
Author(s): Jose M. Iniguez, Andrea E. Thode, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Alexander M. Evans, Marc D. Meyer, Shaula J. Hedwall
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).