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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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Research Highlights: The impact of variation in fuels and fuel dynamics among forest cover types on the outcome of fuel treatments is poorly understood. This study investigated the potential effects of treatment placement with respect to cover type on the development of potential fire behavior over time for 48 km2 of forest in...
Author(s): Seth A. Ex, Justin P. Ziegler, Wade T. Tinkham, Chad M. Hoffman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
South-eastern France is strongly affected by wildfires mostly occurring in the wildland–urban interfaces (WUIs). A WUI fire is often initiated in dead surface fuel, then can propagate to shrubs and trees when the lower canopy is close to (or touches) the ground. Whereas a previous study assessed the fire propagation from the fuel...
Author(s): L. Terrei, Aymeric Lamorlette, Anne Ganteaume
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires are a major natural hazard, causing substantial damage to infrastructure as well as being a risk to lives and homes. An understanding of their progression and behaviour is necessary to reduce risks and to develop operational management strategies in the event of an active fire. Many empirical fire-spread models have been...
Author(s): Andrea Massetti, Christoph Rüdiger, Marta Yebra, J. E. Hilton
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest land managers rely on predictions of tree mortality generated from fire behavior models to identify stands for post-fire salvage and to design fuel reduction treatments that reduce mortality. A key challenge in improving the accuracy of these predictions is selecting appropriate wind and fuel moisture inputs. Our objective...
Author(s): Jason S. Barker, Jeremy S. Fried, Andrew N. Grey
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Advances in high-performance computing have led to an improvement in modeling multi-physics systems because of the capacity to solve complex numerical systems in a reasonable time. WRF-SFIRE is a multi-physics system that couples the atmospheric model WRF and the forest fire spread model called SFIRE with the objective of...
Author(s): Angel Farguell, Ana Cortés, Tomàs Margalef, Josep R. Miró, J. Mercader
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Goals of fostering ecological resilience are increasingly used to guide U.S. public land management in the context of anthropogenic climate change and increasing landscape disturbances. There are, however, few operational means of assessing the resilience of a landscape or ecosystem. We present a method to evaluate resilience using...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Rachel A. Loehman, Lisa M. Holsinger, Donald A. Falk, Philip E. Higuera, Sharon M. Hood, Paul F. Hessburg
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Growth‐stage optimization (GSO) offers a new approach to biodiversity conservation in fire‐prone regions by estimating the optimal distribution of vegetation growth stages that maximize a species diversity index. This optimal growth‐stage structure provides managers an operational goal explicitly linked to a positive conservation...
Author(s): Matthew P. Chick, Alan York, Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Craig R. Nitschke
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Predictive models of tree mortality and survival are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects in forests and woodlands, yet the underlying mechanisms of firecaused tree mortality remain poorly understood. This shortcoming limits the ability to accurately predict mortality and develop robust modelling...
Author(s): Sharon M. Hood, J. Morgan Varner, C. Alina Cansler
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland fire dynamics are a complex three-dimensional turbulent process. Cellular automata (CA) is an efficient tool to predict fire dynamics, but the main parameters of the method are challenging to estimate. To overcome this challenge, we compute statistical distributions of the key parameters of a CA model using infrared images...
Author(s): Miles Currie, Kevin Speer, J. Kevin Hiers, Joseph J. O'Brien, Scott L. Goodrick, Bryan Quaife
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire and ecological researchers use empirical and semi-empirical modeling systems to assess fire behavior and danger. This technical note describes the firebehavioR package, a porting of two fire behavior modeling systems, Crown Fire Initiation and Spread and a Rothermel-based framework, to the R programming language. We...
Author(s): Justin P. Ziegler, Chad M. Hoffman, William E. Mell
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).