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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 4,800 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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Background: Humans have altered fire regimes across ecosystems due to climate change, land use change, and increasing ignition. Unprecedented shifts in fire regimes affect animals and contribute to habitat displacement, reduced movement, and increased mortality risk. Mitigating these effects require the identification of habitats...
Author(s): Rasoul Khosravi, Hamid Reza Pourghasemi, Roya Adavoudi, Leila Julaie, Ho Yi Wan
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment. The increase of flammable plant biomass, that is, fuel load, increases the risk and intensity of wildfires. Fuel reduction by herbivores is a promising management strategy to avoid fuel build-up and mitigate wildfires....
Author(s): Julia Rouet-Leduc, Guy Pe'er, Francisco Moreira, Aletta Bonn, Wouter Helmer, Shahin A. A. Shahsavan Zadeh, Alexander Zizka, Fons van der Plas
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Beaver dams are gaining popularity as a low‐tech, low‐cost strategy to build climate resiliency at the landscape scale. They slow and store water that can be accessed by riparian vegetation during dry periods, effectively protecting riparian ecosystems from droughts. Whether or not this protection extends to wildfire has been...
Author(s): Emily Fairfax, Andrew Whittle
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Bats are important components of forested ecosystems and are found in forests worldwide. Consequently, they often interact with fire. Previous reviews of the effects of fire on bats have focused on prescribed fire effects, in part due to the limited number of studies on bat responses to wildfire. However, over the past...
Author(s): Susan C. Loeb, Rachel V. Blakey
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Shifting fire regimes are substantially changing North American forests. It is thus critical to understand how wildfires affect forest wildlife, especially for species managed for harvest and for species at risk of extinction. In particular, many populations of carnivores and ungulates are actively managed, so being able to...
Author(s): Logan A. Volkmann, Jenna Hutchen, Karen E. Hodges
Year Published: 2020
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
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
Recurrent environmental changes often prompt animals to alter their behavior leading to predictable patterns across a range of temporal scales. The nested nature of circadian and seasonal behavior complicates tests for effects of rarer disturbance events like fire. Fire can dramatically alter plant community structure, with...
Author(s): Derek B. Spitz, Darren A. Clark, Michael J. Wisdom, Mary M. Rowland, Bruce K. Johnson, Ryan A. Long, Taal Levi
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and...
Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Synthesis
Understanding drivers of vegetation structure has direct implications for wildlife conservation and livestock management, but the relative importance of multiple disturbances interacting within the same system to shape vegetation structure remains unclear. We investigated the separate and interactive effects of multiple disturbance...
Author(s): L.C. Connell, John Derek Scasta, Lauren M. Porensky
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).