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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.

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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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
Millions of hectares of lodgepole pine trees have been affected by the recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks, which also left significant numbers of live host trees in some areas. Studies have primarily focused on the changes of forest conditions in post-outbreak stands, but whether such changes impact the growth, defense, and their...
Author(s): Shiyang Zhao, Jennifer G. Klutsch, Jonathan A. Cale, Nadir Erbilgin
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Behavioral responses are the most immediate ways animals interact with their environment, and are primary mechanisms by which individuals mitigate mortality risk while ensuring reproductive success. In disturbance-driven landscapes, animals must adjust behaviors both spatially and temporally to maximize individual...
Author(s): Bradley S. Cohen, Thomas J. Prebyl, Bret A. Collier, Michael J. Chamberlain
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Habitat use of bats may shift following population-level impacts of white-nose syndrome (WNS). Specifically, the effect of WNS across forest landscapes is unclear in relation to prescribed fire. Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA) has employed a prescribed fire regime since 2002, and WNS was detected on MACA in 2013. Thus, project #14...
Author(s): Luke E. Dodd, Matthew B. Dickinson, Michael J. Lacki, Lynne K. Rieske, Nick Skowronski, Steven C. Thomas, Rickard S. Toomey III
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfires drive global biodiversity patterns and affect plant–pollinator interactions, and are expected to become more frequent and severe under climate change. Post‐fire plant communities often have increased floral abundance and diversity, but the effects of wildfires on the ecological process of pollination are poorly understood...
Author(s): Paula Banza, Callum J. Macgregor, Anabela D. F. Belo, Richard Fox, Michael J. O. Pocock, Darren M. Evans
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Non‐linear and interacting effects of fire severity and time since fire may help explain how pyrodiversity promotes biodiversity in fire‐adapted systems. We built on previous research on avian responses to fire by investigating how complex effects of burn severity and time since fire influenced avian community composition across the...
Author(s): Paul J. Taillie, Ryan D. Burnett, Lance J. Roberts, Brent R. Campos, M. Nils Peterson, Christopher E. Moorman
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a dominant, and well-studied, structuring force in many temperate and semi-arid communities; yet, few studies have investigated the effects of fire on multi-trophic interactions. Here, we ask how fire-induced changes in flowering affect the abundance of bumble bee foragers (Bombus vosnesenskii) and whether differences in...
Author(s): John M. Mola, Neal M. Williams
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the northern Rocky Mountains of the U.S. and Canada, whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) is a functionally important species in treeline communities. The introduced fungal pathogen Cronartium ribicola, which causes white pine blister rust, has led to extensive whitebark pine mortality nearly rangewide. We examined four...
Author(s): Aaron C. Wagner, Diana F. Tomback, Lynn M. Resler, Elizabeth R. Pansing
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Managers require quantitative yet tractable tools that identify areas for restoration yielding effective benefits for targeted wildlife species and the ecosystems they inhabit. As a contemporary example of high national significance for conservation, the persistence of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the Great...
Author(s): Mark A. Ricca, Peter S. Coates, K. Benjamin Gustafson, Brianne E. Brussee, Jeanne C. Chambers, Shawn Espinosa, Scott C. Gardner, Sherri Lisius, Pilar Ziegler, David J. Delehanty, Michael L. Casazza
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).