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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.

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Acute toxicity tests were conducted exposing Daphnia magna Straus (daphnid) in soft and hard reconstituted waters (hardness 42 and 162 mg/liter as CaCO3, respectively), and Selenastrum capricornutum Printz (algae) in ASTM algal assay medium (hardness 15 mg/liter as CaCO3) to fire retardants Fire-Trol GTS-R, Fire-Trol LCG-R, and Phos...
Author(s): S. F. McDonald, Steven J. Hamilton, Kevin J. Buhl, James F. Heisinger
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Physical characteristics, benthic macroinvertebrates, and periphyton assemblages in two adjacent headwater streams in Yellowstone National Park were evaluated five years after the 1988 wildfires. The catchment of one stream was burned by wildfire (burned stream) while the other catchment was unburned (unburned stream). Physical...
Author(s): G. Wayne Minshall, Christopher T. Robinson, Todd V. Royer, Samuel R. Rushforth
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The trophic ecology of 11 benthic macroinvertebrate taxa found in Cache Creek, Yellowstone National Park (YNP) was studied to determine if burned organic matter is an important resource and how resource utilization patterns may be altered in post-fire streams. Laboratory food quality experiments were conducted to determine the...
Author(s): Timothy B. Mihuc, G. Wayne Minshall
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Greater Yellowstone Area ecosystem experienced major wildfires in 1988, resulting in a substantial number of catchments being burned. We studied diatom assemblage structure at 14 sites over 5 years in catchments ranging from 0 to over 90% burned. Coefficients of variation for selected physical measures provided a good assessment...
Author(s): Christopher T. Robinson, Samuel R. Rushforth, G. Wayne Minshall
Year Published: 1994
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Macroinvertebrate communities of five headwater streams in catchments disturbed by wildfire were compared with five similar streams with no catchment disturbance. Over the five years of observation, communities in disturbed streams were more similar to one another than they were to reference streams. Communities in disturbed streams...
Author(s): Carl Richards, G. Wayne Minshall
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire-killed and fire-damaged timber are an important source of fiber and are becoming more important because of a decrease in the land base available for timber harvest. Forest managers need to know the causes of deterioration and degrade, the expected losses in product volume and value, and the impact of time on deterioration. This...
Author(s): Eini C. Lowell, Susan A. Willits, Robert L. Krahmer
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Litter arthropod data was collected every 10 days from nine intensively burned forest stands, five lightly burned stands, and nine unburned forest stands. For burned forest stands (n=540 samples, there were decreases in insect density (87 percent), noninsect density (67 Percent), noninsect taxa (63 percent), and noninsect diversity...
Author(s): Tim A. Christiansen, Robert J. Lavigne, Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Ecosystem disturbances produce changes in macrobenthic community structure (abundances, biomass, and production) that persist for a few weeks to many decades. Examples of disturbances with extremely long-term effects on benthic communities include contamination by persistent toxic agents, physical changes in habitats, and altered...
Author(s): J. Bruce Wallace
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Field experiments were conducted to examine the effects of disturbance frequency on invertebrates and periphyton colonizing bricks in a third order Rocky Mountain (USA) stream. After an initial colonization period (30 days), sets of bricks were turned over at intervals of 0, 3, 9, 27, or 54 days. Invertebrate species richness and...
Author(s): Christopher T. Robinson, G. Wayne Minshall
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A comparison of the trichopteran communities of streams associated with aspen, spruce—fir, and mixed—conifer forests demonstrated significant differences in structure. Though tricophteran species composition in aspen—associated and spruce—fir associated streams was virtually identical, relative abundances of shredder and grazer...
Author(s): Manuel C. Molles Jr.
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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