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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.

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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Research highlights: The biology of mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, in Colorado’s lodgepole pine forests exhibits similarities and differences to other parts of its range. Brood emergence was not influenced by stand density nor related to tree diameter. The probability of individual tree attack is...
Author(s): Jose F. Negron
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The principal aim of this project was to project changes in fuels, fire dynamics, and associated responses of vegetation and breeding birds that might inform selection and prioritization of management actions in the Great Basin. Our original six objectives were to model percent cover of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) across the Great...
Author(s): Erica Fleishman, Jennifer Balch, Bethany A. Bradley, Ned Horning, Matthias Leu
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Socioeconomic factors (e.g. rural abandonment, monoculture plantations) and global warming are changing fire regimes (fire intensity, extent, and frequency) in fire-prone regions such as the Mediterranean Basin. Understanding the factors that shape responses of animal communities to fire is a key objective for biodiversity...
Author(s): Brahim Chergui, Soumia Fahd, Xavier Santos
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Large wildfires result in more heterogeneous fire scars than do smaller fires because of differences in landscape context and high variability in burn intensity and severity. Previous research on mammal response to wildfire has often considered all fires as comparable disturbances regardless of size. Here, we explicitly...
Author(s): Jenna Hutchen, Karen E. Hodges
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As wildfire activity increases in many regions of the world, it is imperative that we understand how key components of fire‐prone ecosystems respond to spatial variation in fire characteristics. Pollinators provide a foundation for ecological communities by assisting in the reproduction of native plants, yet our understanding of how...
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
Aim: Understanding fire effects on pollinators is critical in the context of fire regime changes and the global pollination crisis. Through a systematic and quantitative review of the literature, we provide the first global assessment of pollinator responses to fire. We hypothesize that pollinators increase after fire and during the...
Author(s): Lucas M. Carbone, Julia Tavella, Juli G. Pausas, Ramiro Aguilar
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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

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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).