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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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Currently, as fire risk is considered a high-frequency and low-severity risk, actuarial and underwriting pricing and risk management methods have stuck to methods based purely on historical loss data. In the global context of both increasing fire severity with climate change and increasing wildland–urban interface area, the use of...
Author(s): Bruno Guillaume, Bernard Porterie, Antonio Carlos Batista, Phil Cottle, Armand Albergel
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this report we provide a framework for assessing cross-boundary wildfire exposure and a case study application in the western U.S. The case study provides detailed mapping and tabular decision support materials for prioritizing fuel management investments aimed at reducing wildfire exposure to communities located proximal to...
Author(s): Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Palaiologos Palaiologou, Rachel M. Houtman, Chris Ringo, Cody Evers
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland-urban interface wildfires have been a significant threat in many countries. This paper presents an integer two-stage stochastic goal programming model for comprehensive, efficient response to a wildfire including firefighting resource allocation and resident evacuation. In contrast to other natural disasters, the...
Author(s): Siqiong Zhou, Ayca Erdogan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is a growing recognition that the social diversity of communities at risk from wildland fire may necessitate divergent combinations of policies, programs and incentives that allow diverse populations to promote fire adapted communities (FACs). However, there have been few coordinated research efforts to explore the perceived...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Catrin Edgeley, Matthew S. Carroll, Mark Billings, Amanda M. Stasiewicz
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest fires threaten a large part of the world's forests, communities, and industrial plants, triggering technological accidents (Natechs). Forest fire modelling with respect to contributing spatial parameters is one of the well-known ways not only to predict the fire occurrence in forests, but also to assess the risk of forest-...
Author(s): Mohsen Naderpour, Hossein Mojaddadi Rizeei, Nima Khakzad, Biswajeet Pradhan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Leaf flammability is a multidimensional plant functional trait with emerging importance for wildfire risk management. Understanding relationships among leaf flammability attributes not only provides information about the properties of leaves as fuels in the wildland–urban interface (WUI), it can also offer an effective way to...
Author(s): Daniel W. Krix, Megan L. Phillips, Brad R. Murray
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This research examines how trustworthy wildfire management agencies are perceived to be in five wildfire-prone communities. Trust was most often expressed in the context of agency abilities or competence (calculative trust), whereas distrust was framed in the context of intentions or the belief that the agency is not acting in the...
Author(s): Rebecca Rasch, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This case study explores the social dynamics surrounding a destructive wildfire in central Montana. We examine the settlement patterns and events that respondents felt helped create high social vulnerability among a significant portion of local residents in the study area and the way that vulnerability led to impacts from the fire....
Author(s): Matthew S. Carroll, Travis B. Paveglio
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuel treatment projects in wildland urban interface (WUI) areas are highly visible to public scrutiny, which can lead to intractable conflicts between land managers and the public that could block the implementation of those treatments. If agencies and publics are not able to reach adequate consensus regarding the definition of “...
Author(s): Jody L. Jahn, Hannah Brenkert-Smith
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Firebrands generated from structures are known to be a source of rapid flame spread within communities in large outdoor fires, such as wildland-urban (WUI) fires, and urban fires. It is important to better understand firebrand generation mechanism to prevent structure ignitions by firebrands. Though the wind plays an important role...
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2019
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).