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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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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
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

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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).