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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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In fire-adapted ponderosa pine forests of western North America, fire suppression policies during much of the 19th century gradually resulted in high stem densities undesirable for fire risk management. To restore desirable forest structures, regional ecosystem management efforts often focus on reducing stand densities and re-...
Author(s): Ryleigh V. Gelles, Thomas S. Davis, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a key determinant of vegetation structure and composition in ecosystems worldwide and is therefore an important management tool. The “pyrodiversity hypothesis”, which postulates that biodiversity will increase as fire diversity increases, remains largely untested for pollinators, a group of high conservation concern. We...
Author(s): Michael D. Ulyshen, J. Kevin Hiers, Scott M. Pokswinksi, Conor Fair
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Spatial variation in species interactions (interaction β-diversity) and its ecological drivers are poorly understood, despite their relevance to community assembly, conservation and ecosystem functioning. We investigated effects of wildfire severity on patterns and four proximate ecological drivers of interaction β-diversity in...
Author(s): Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, Jonathan A. Myers
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The ecosystem response to fire is often linked to fire severity and recurrence, with potentially larges consequences on both above- and below-ground processes. Understanding the fire impact has become increasing important in the light of recent changes to disturbance regimes due to climate change. While the impacts on the above...
Author(s): Ana Barreiro, Montserrat Diaz-Raviña
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forests store significant quantities of carbon, and accurate quantification of the fate of this carbon after fire is necessary for global carbon accounting. Pyrogenic carbon (PyC) encompasses various carbonaceous products of incomplete combustion formed during fires and has potential to act as a carbon sink for up to millennia, but...
Author(s): Alexandra Howell, Mario Bretfeld, Erica Belmont
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Although ecological disturbances can have a strong influence on pollinators through changes in habitat, virtually no studies have quantified how characteristics of wildfire influence the demography of essential pollinators. Nevertheless, evaluating this topic is critical for understanding how wildfire is linked to pollinator...
Author(s): Sara M. Galbraith, James H. Cane, James W. Rivers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Because fire retardant can enter streams and harm aquatic species including endangered fish, agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) must estimate the downstream extent of toxic effects every time fire retardant enters streams (denoted as an “intrusion”). A challenge in estimating the length of stream affected by the...
Author(s): Chris R. Rehmann, P. Ryan Jackson, Holly J. Puglis
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Insect pollinators, especially bees, are an essential component ecosystem function. Native bees provide key ecosystem services and shape the structure and composition of plant communities. However, recent research suggests a large-scale decline in bee populations, compelling the need for further research of the drivers and...
Author(s): Ryleigh V. Gelles, Thomas S. Davis, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Kevin J. Barrett
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Understanding how abiotic disturbance and biotic interactions determine pollinator and flowering‐plant diversity is critically important given global climate change and widespread pollinator declines. To predict responses of pollinators and flowering‐plant communities to changes in wildfire disturbance, a mechanistic understanding...
Author(s): Joseph A. LaManna, Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, Jonathan A. Myers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The spatial overlap of multiple ecological disturbances in close succession has the capacity to alter trajectories of ecosystem recovery. Widespread bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire have affected many forests in western North America in the past two decades in areas of important habitat for native ungulates. Bark beetle outbreaks...
Author(s): Robert A. Andrus, Sarah J. Hart, Niko Tutland, Thomas T. Veblen
Year Published: 2021
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).