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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.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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Aim: Biodiversity conservation relies in part on enduring habitat in protected areas. In fire-prone ecosystems, shifts in species’ ranges will result both from changes in climate and fire-catalysed vegetation change, which could lead to niche contraction and undermine protected-area efficacy. We explored these dynamics for three...
Author(s): Tyler J. Hoecker, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Low-severity prescribed fire is an important tool to manage fire-maintained forests across North America. In dry conifer forests of the western USA, prescribed fire is often used to reduce fuel loads in forests characterized historically by mixed- and low-severity fire regimes. Understanding the ecological effects of...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Quresh Latif, William M. Block, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Spatial variation in species interactions (interaction β-diversity) and its ecological drivers are poorly understood, despite their relevance to community assembly, conservation and ecosystem functioning. We investigated effects of wildfire severity on patterns and four proximate ecological drivers of interaction β-diversity in...
Author(s): Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, Jonathan A. Myers
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a natural agent with a paramount role in ecosystem functioning and biodiversity maintenance. Still, it can also act as a negative force against many ecosystems. Despite some knowledge of the interactions of fire and vegetation, there is no clear understanding of how different components of fire regimes (i.e., severity,...
Author(s): Tania Marisol González, Juan David González-Trujillo, Alberto Muñoz, Dolors Armenteras
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires produce a mosaic of burned and unburned patches across varying temporal and spatial scales and provide a range of essential ecosystem services. Fire perimeters mark the separation between the burned and unburned matrix of a fire. Analysis of fire perimeters in the United States, Australia, and Alberta, have identified...
Author(s): Kiera A. P. Macauley, Neal McLoughlin, Jennifer L. Beverly
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Warming temperatures and changing weather patterns are causing more frequent and severe disturbances in western North American forests. The increasing length and severity of recent wildfire seasons have annually caused widespread injury to millions of trees, facilitating the subsequent outbreak of various subcortical insect species...
Author(s): Katherine A. Kitchens, Lucas Peng, Lori D. Daniels, Allan L. Carroll
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In fire-adapted ponderosa pine forests of western North America, fire suppression policies during much of the 19th century gradually resulted in high stem densities undesirable for fire risk management. To restore desirable forest structures, regional ecosystem management efforts often focus on reducing stand densities and re-...
Author(s): Ryleigh V. Gelles, Thomas S. Davis, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Earth's rapidly warming climate is propelling us towards an increasingly fire-prone future. Currently, knowledge of the extent and characteristics of animal mortality rates during fire remains rudimentary, hindering our ability to predict how animal populations may be impacted in the future. To address this knowledge gap, we...
Author(s): Chris J. Jolly, Christopher R. Dickman, Tim S. Doherty, Lily M. van Eeden, William L. Geary, Sarah Legge, John C. Z. Woinarski, Dale G. Nimmo
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a key determinant of vegetation structure and composition in ecosystems worldwide and is therefore an important management tool. The “pyrodiversity hypothesis”, which postulates that biodiversity will increase as fire diversity increases, remains largely untested for pollinators, a group of high conservation concern. We...
Author(s): Michael D. Ulyshen, J. Kevin Hiers, Scott M. Pokswinksi, Conor Fair
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Humans have altered fire regimes across ecosystems due to climate change, land use change, and increasing ignition. Unprecedented shifts in fire regimes affect animals and contribute to habitat displacement, reduced movement, and increased mortality risk. Mitigating these effects require the identification of habitats...
Author(s): Rasoul Khosravi, Hamid Reza Pourghasemi, Roya Adavoudi, Leila Julaie, Ho Yi Wan
Year Published: 2022
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).