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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 3,600 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).

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In recent history, there has not been a more ecologically important event than the introduction of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and red brome (Bromus rubens) into the Intermountain West. These grasses are very similar in ecology and history and are separated mostly by function of elevation. Both species are from the Mediterranean...
Author(s): Chad R. Reid, Sherel Goodrich, James E. Bowns
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
JFSP-funded researchers are exploring the ecological functioning of sagebrush-steppe communities in the Great Basin and other places in the dry Intermountain West. Their work is helping managers effectively use tools such as tree mastication and prescribed fire to help these communities become more resilient in the face of invasive...
Author(s): Gail Wells
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
North American sagebrush steppe communities have been transformed by the introduction of invasive annual grasses and subsequent increase in fire size and frequency. We examined the effects of wildfires and environmental conditions on the ability of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.), a perennial Eurasian composite, to invade...
Author(s): Cecilia Lynn Kinter, Brian A. Mealor, Nancy L. Shaw, Ann L. Hild
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Invasion by alien plant species represents a challenge to land managers throughout the world as they attempt to restore frequent fire-adapted ecosystems following decades of fire exclusion. In ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa forests of western North America, the response of alien species to restoration treatments has not been well...
Author(s): Erich K. Dodson, Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire management practices affect alien plant invasions in diverse ways. I considered the impact of six fire management practices on alien invasions: fire suppression, forest fuel reduction, prescription burning in crown-fire ecosystems, fuel breaks, targeting of noxious aliens, and postfire rehabilitation. Most western United States...
Author(s): Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Vulpia myuros (rattail sixweeks grass) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy...
Author(s): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Synthesis
We grew from seed the exotic invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum L., collected from three elevation ecotypes in northern Nevada, USA. Plants were exposed to four CO2 atmosphere concentrations: 270, 320, 370, and 420 umol mol-1. After harvest on day 87, above-ground tissue was milled, conditioned to 30% relative humidity, and...
Author(s): Robert R. Blank, Robert H. White, Lewis H. Ziska
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Lonicera fragrantissima, Lonicera maackii, Lonicera morrowii, Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera x bella, Lonicera xylosteum (winter honeysuckle, Amur honeysuckle, Morrow's honeysuckle, Tatarian honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle, European fly honeysuckle) to fire--how...
Author(s): Gregory T. Munger
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Hypericum perforatum (common St Johnswort) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species'...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Synthesis
We seek to measure the effects of fire and grazing on weeds of the northern mixed grass prairie. To accomplish this we are interpreting measurements from two management experiments, one at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and one at Des Lacs NWR. At Lostwood we found a nearly balanced 2x7 treatment experiment with seven...
Author(s): Jennifer S. Hartz-Rubin, Tad Weaver, Cory S. Rubin, Jack Plaggemeyer
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).