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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 4,000 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 Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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Recent, widespread spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreaks have driven extensive tree mortality across western North America. Post-disturbance forest management often includes salvage logging to capture economic value of dead timber, reduce fire hazard, and meet other social or ecological objectives. Little is known about...
Author(s): Lucas R. Mattson, Jonathan D. Coop, Michael A. Battaglia, Anthony S. Cheng, Jason S. Sibold, Sara Viner
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Over the past three decades, wildfires in southwestern US ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson) forests have increased in size and severity. These wildfires can remove large, contiguous patches of mature forests, alter dominant plant communities and increase woody debris, potentially altering fungal community...
Author(s): Suzanne M. Owen, Adair M. Patterson, Catherine A. Gehring, Carolyn Hull Sieg, L. Scott Baggett, Peter Z. Fule
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Population monitoring is integral to the conservation and management of wildlife; yet, analyses of population demographic data rarely consider processes occurring across spatial scales, potentially limiting the effectiveness of adaptive management. Therefore, we developed a method to identify hierarchical levels of organization (i.e...
Author(s): Michael S. O'Donnell, David R. Edmunds, Cameron L. Aldridge, Julie A. Heinrichs, Peter S. Coates, Brian G. Prochazka, Steven E. Hanser
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins; MPB), a bark beetle native to western North America, has caused vast areas of tree mortality over the last several decades. The majority of this mortality has been in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon) forests and has heightened concerns over the...
Author(s): Travis J. Woolley, David C. Shaw, LaWen Hollingsworth, Michelle Agne, Stephen A. Fitzgerald, Andris Eglitis, Laurie L. Kurth
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Natural disturbances are critical for supporting biodiversity in many ecosystems, but subsequent management actions can influence the quality of habitat that follow these events. Post-disturbance salvage logging has negative consequences on certain components of forest biodiversity, but populations of some early seral-adapted...
Author(s): Sara M. Galbraith, James H. Cane, Andrew R. Moldenke, James W. Rivers
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Over recent decades, increases in substantial tree mortality events have coincided with severe drought and bark beetle outbreak. This has prompted forest managers to find treatments that enhance resistance to disturbances. Variable density thinning is an alternative management method intended to increase spatial heterogeneity, with...
Author(s): Jeffrey M. Kane, Alexis Bernal
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
We investigated the spatial-temporal patterns of spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.); SBW) defoliation within 57 plots over 5 years during the current SBW outbreak in Québec. Although spatial-temporal variability of SBW defoliation has been studied at several scales, the spatial dependence between individual defoliated...
Author(s): Mingke Li, David A. MacLean, Chris R. Hennigar, Jae Ogilvie
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Edges are ecologically important environmental features that have been well researched in agricultural and urban landscapes. However, little work has been conducted in flammable ecosystems where spatially and temporally dynamic fire edges are expected to influence animal activity patterns, particularly for animals reliant on...
Author(s): Kate Parkins, Amy Scott, Julian Di Stefano, Matthew Swan, Holly Sitters, Alan York
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Socioeconomic and global climate changes are modifying fire regimes towards larger and more intense fires. Studying the response of organisms to the occurrence of large fires is crucial to anticipate shifts in patterns of biodiversity in fire-prone regions. Amphibia is the most threatened terrestrial vertebrate taxon, although it is...
Author(s): Alberto Muñoz, Ángel M. Felicísimo, Xavier Santos
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The current mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, 1902) outbreak has reached more than 25 million hectares of forests in North America, affecting pine species throughout the region and substantially changing landscapes. However, landscape features that enhance or limit dispersal during the geographic expansion...
Author(s): Julian Wittische, Jasmine K. Janes, Patrick M.A. James
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).