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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 3,600 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).

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The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter GRSG) has been a focus of scientific investigation and management action for the past two decades. The 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing determination of “not warranted” was in part due to a large-scale collaborative effort to develop strategies to conserve GRSG...
Author(s): Sarah Carter, D.J. Manier, Robert S. Arkle, A.N. Johnston, Susan L. Phillips, Steven E. Hanser, Z.H. Bowen
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Disturbance is a fundamental ecological process and driver of population dynamics. Ecologists seek to understand the effects of disturbance on ecological systems and to use disturbance to modify habitats degraded by anthropogenic change. Demographic responses by plants to disturbance are often well described, but demographic...
Author(s): Norah Warchola, Elizabeth E. Crone, Cheryl B. Schultz
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter called “sage-grouse”), a species that requires sagebrush (Artemisia spp.), has experienced range-wide declines in its distribution and abundance. These declines have prompted substantial research and management investments to improve the understanding of sage-grouse and...
Author(s): Steven E. Hanser, Patricia A. Deibert, John C. Tull, Natasha B. Carr, Cameron L. Aldridge, Travis D. Bargsten, Thomas J. Christiansen, Peter S. Coates, Michele R. Crist, Kevin E. Doherty, Ethan A. Ellsworth, Lee J. Foster, Vicki A. Herren, Kevin H. Miller, Ann Moser, Robin M. Naeve, Karen L. Prentice, Thomas E. Remington, Mark A. Ricca, Douglas J. Shinneman, Richard L. Truex, Lief A. Wiechman, Dereck C. Wilson, Z.H. Bowen
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Synthesis
Prescribed burning is a primary tool for habitat restoration and management in fire-adapted grasslands. Concerns about detrimental effects of burning on butterfly populations, however, can inhibit implementation of treatments. Burning in cool and humid conditions is likely to result in lowered soil temperatures and to produce...
Author(s): Kathryn C. Hill, Jonathan D. Bakker, Peter W. Dunwiddie
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Previous studies have suggested that bark beetles and fires can be interacting disturbances, whereby bark beetle–caused tree mortality can alter the risk and severity of subsequent wildland fires. However, there remains considerable uncertainty around the type and magnitude of the interaction between fires following bark beetle...
Author(s): Carolyn Hull Sieg, Rodman Linn, F. Pimont, Chad M. Hoffman, Joel D. McMillin, Judith Winterkamp, Scott L. Baggett
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Decline in biodiversity have increased the interest in alternative forest management approaches. Unevenaged silviculture has been proposed as a mean to maintain continuity of forest canopy cover, mimic small-scale disturbances and provide a stratified forest structure similar to that of old-growth forests and therefore better...
Author(s): Klara Joelsson, Joakim Hjältén, Timothy Work, Heloise Gibb, Jean-Michel Roberge, Therese Löfroth
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Changing fire regimes are leading to increasing scale and severity of burns, which may affect habitat for species of concern. Wood-cavity nesting bees are one such community, in that they have discrete foraging and nesting habitats which can both be maintained or removed by wildfire. Our objective is to provide data on how different...
Author(s): Michael P. Simanonok, Laura A. Burkle
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
An increasing number of threats, both natural (e.g. fires, drought) and anthropogenic (e.g. agriculture, infrastructure development), are likely to affect both availability and quality of plants that grouse rely on for cover and food. As such, there is an increasing need to monitor plants and their use by grouse over space and time...
Author(s): Jennifer Sorensen Forbey, Gail L. Patricelli, Donna M. Delparte, Alan H. Krakauer, Peter J. Olsoy, Marcella R. Fremgen, Jordan D. Nobler, Lucas P. Spaete, Lisa A. Shipley, Janet L. Rachlow, Amy K. Dirksen, Anna Perry, Bryce A. Richardson, Nancy F. Glenn
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Context: Interactions among disturbances, climate, and vegetation influence landscape patterns and ecosystem processes. Climate changes, exotic invasions, beetle outbreaks, altered fire regimes, and human activities may interact to produce landscapes that appear and function beyond historical analogs. Objectives We used the...
Author(s): Rachel A. Loehman, Robert E. Keane, Lisa M. Holsinger, Zhiwei Wu
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Drought and mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) outbreaks have affected millions of hectares of high-elevation conifer forests in the Northern Rocky Mountains during the past century. Little research has examined the distinction between mountain pine beetle outbreaks and climatic influence on radial growth in...
Author(s): Saskia L. van de Gevel, Evan R. Larson, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer
Year Published: 2017
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).