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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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Prescribed burning is a widely used tool in forest and grassland management. However, because fire that escapes from a prescribed burn accidentally may cause property damage, injuries, and even human casualties, purchasing insurance to cover such damages may be beneficial for prescribed burn practitioners. Given that insurance...
Author(s): Rajan Parajuli, Omkar Joshi, Neelam C. Poudyal, Urs P. Kreuter
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland‐urban interface (WUI) fire incidents are likely to become more severe and will affect more and more people. Given their scale and complexity, WUI incidents require a multidomain approach to assess their impact and the effectiveness of any mitigation efforts. The authors recently produced a specification for a simulation...
Author(s): Steven M. V. Gwynne, Enrico Ronchi, Noureddine Bénichou, Max Kinateder, Erica D. Kuligowski, Islam Gomaa, Masoud Adelzadeh
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quantifying factors that affect evacuation decision making remains a challenging task. Progress is crucial for developing predictive models of collective behavior and for designing effective policies to guide the action of populations during wildfires. We conduct a controlled behavioral experiment to probe factors influencing...
Author(s): Chantal Nguyen, Kimberly J. Schlesinger, Fangqiu Han, Izzeddin Gür, Jean M. Carlson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire evacuations at wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) pose a serious challenge to the emergency services, and are a global issue affecting thousands of communities around the world. This paper presents a multi-physics framework for the simulation of evacuation in WUI wildfire incidents, including three main modelling layers: wildfire...
Author(s): Enrico Ronchi, Steven M. V. Gwynne, Guillermo Rein, Paolo Intini, Rahul Wadhwani
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In emergency management, tools are needed so we can take the appropriate action at different stages of an evacuation. Recent wildfires in California showed how quickly a natural disaster can affect a large geographical area. Natural disasters can create unpredicted traffic congestion or can temporarily block urban or rural roads....
Author(s): Kaveh Shahabi, John P. Wilson
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In response to an increasing risk of property loss from wildfires at the urban–wildland interface, there has been growing interest around the world in the plant characteristics of urban gardens that can be manipulated to minimize the chances of property damage or destruction. To date, considerable discussion of this issue can be...
Author(s): Brad R. Murray, Leigh J. Martin, Colin Brown, Daniel W. Krix, Megan L. Phillips
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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

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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).