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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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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
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
Rodent populations respond quickly to changes in habitat structure and composition resulting from disturbances such as wildfires. Rodents may recolonise burnt areas from individuals that survived the wildfire in ‘internal refuges’ or from the surrounding unburnt area (i.e. external colonisation). With the aim of assessing the...
Author(s): Roger Puig-Gironès, Miguel Clavero, Pere Pons
Year Published: 2018
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
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
Prescribed burning has the potential to improve habitat for species that depend on pyric ecosystems or other early successional vegetation types. For species that occupy diverse plant communities over the extent of their range, response to disturbances such as fire might vary based on post-disturbance vegetation dynamics among plant...
Author(s): Laura C. Gigliotti, Benjamin C. Jones, Matthew J. Lovallo, Duane R. Diefenbach
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Throughout much of the 20th century, the heights of young quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Yellowstone National Park’s northern ungulate winter range were suppressed due to intensive herbivory by Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus). However, following the 1995–96 reintroduction of gray wolves (Canis lupus), completing the park...
Author(s): Robert L. Beschta, Luke E. Painter, William J. Ripple
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sagebrush-steppe is experiencing vast changes due to biological invasions and changing fire characteristics. Understanding how these changes influence functionally important animals is essential for ecosystem management. American Badgers (Taxidea taxus) are an apex predator and ecosystem engineer within sagebrush ecosystems. Piute...
Author(s): Joseph D. Holbrook, Robert S. Arkle, Kerri T. Vierling, Janet L. Rachlow, David S. Pilliod, Michelle Wiest
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Identifying where animals come from during population recovery can help to understand the impacts of disturbance events and regimes on species distributions and genetic diversity. Alternative recovery processes for animal populations affected by fire include external recolonization, nucleated recovery from refuges, or in situ...
Author(s): Sam C. Banks, Lachlan McBurney, David Blair, Ian D. Davies, David B. Lindenmayer
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quaking aspen is widely regarded as a key resource for humans, livestock, and wildlife with these values often competing with each other, leading to overuse of aspen in some locations and declines. We review trends in aspen science and management, particularly in Utah. Historically, research conducted here holds a prestigious place...
Author(s): Paul C. Rogers, Sam St. Clair
Year Published: 2016
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).