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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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Accordingly, the average annual risk of a wildfire destroying a home in the WUI was less than 1 onehundredth of 1 percent. Of course, the risk is much higher in fire-prone parts of the South and West, but so are expectations that government firefighters will come to the rescue (NWCG 2001; Pyne 2015; Stein and others 2013). Confident...
Author(s): Hutch Brown
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large outdoor fires present a risk to the built environment. Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, have destroyed communities throughout the world, and are an emerging problem in fire safety science. Other examples are large urban fires including those that have occurred after...
Author(s): Sam Manzello, Raphaele M. Blanchi, Michael J. Gollner, Daniel J. Gorham, Sara S. McAllister, Elsa Pastor, Eulalia Planas, Pedro Reszka, Sayaka Suzuki
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing concern regarding fire in the wildland–urban interface (WUI) around the world highlights the need to better understand the flammability of WUI fuels. Research on plant flammability is rapidly increasing but commonly only considers a single fuel scale. In some cases, however, different fuel scales (e.g. leaf and litter...
Author(s): Anne Ganteaume
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large outdoor fires present a risk to the built environment. Examples often in the international media reports are wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. WUI fires have destroyed communities throughout the world and are a growing problem in fire safety science. Other examples are...
Author(s): Sam Manzello, Sara S. McAllister, Sayaka Suzuki
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Human-started fires represent the vast majority of wildfires in Mediterranean countries. The current expansion of human settlements into fire-prone territories has led to the creation of landscapes where anthropogenic developments merge with wildland areas. In this context, understanding the role of distance from built-up areas in...
Author(s): Leone D. Mancini, Mario Elia, Anna Barbati, Luca Salvati, Piermaria Corona, Raffaele Lafortezza, Giovanni Sanesi
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Often, factors that determine the risk of an environmental hazard occur at landscape scales, and risk mitigation requires action by multiple private property owners. How property owners respond to risk mitigation on neighboring lands depends on whether mitigation actions are strategic complements or strategic substitutes. We test...
Author(s): Travis Warziniack, Patricia A. Champ, James R. Meldrum, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Christopher M. Barth, Lilia C. Falk
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Preferred fuel treatment strategies (FTSs) were determined for two public forests in Flathead County, Montana, for the period 2010–59 using a multiple-objective evaluation method that accounts for future residential development in the WUI and climate change. Three fuel management objectives were used to evaluate and rank FTSs:...
Author(s): Tony Prato, Travis B. Paveglio
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Under the Firewise USA™ national recognition program, residents living in the wildland–urban interface have been taking action to reduce the wildfre hazards around the exterior of their homes and in the three home ignition zones on their properties (fg. 1). Both kinds of measures have been part of the national Firewise USA™...
Author(s): Cathy Prudhomme
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Disturbances such as wildfire are important features of forested landscapes. The trajectory of changes following wildfires (often referred to as landscape recovery) continues to be an important research topic among ecologists and wildfire scientists. However, the landscape recovery process also has important social dimensions that...
Author(s): Chad Kooistra, Troy E. Hall, Travis B. Paveglio, Michael Pickering
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Components of a fire regime have long been estimated using mean-value-based ordinary least-squares regression. But, forest and fire managers require predictions beyond the mean because impacts of small and large fires on forest ecosystems and wildland–urban interfaces are different. Therefore, different action plans are required to...
Author(s): Baburam Rijal
Year Published: 2018
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).