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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 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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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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This thesis includes two studies focused on quantifying the impacts of climate change, climate variability, and wildfires on forest dynamics. In Chapter 1, I compared the accuracy of field-based methods to precise dendrochronological techniques to age ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir seedlings sampled from three study regions across...
Author(s): Lacey Hankin
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
Numerous studies have documented significant change in conifer forests of the American West following the cessation of recurrent fire at the end of the 19th century. But the successional dynamics that characterize different forested settings in the absence of fire remain poorly understood. This study reconstructs structural and...
Author(s): James D. Johnston
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Engelm.) ecosystems of central British Columbia face cumulative stresses, and management practices are increasingly scrutinized. We addressed trade-offs between “light-on-the-land” versus more aggressive silvicultural approaches by examining plant communities and indicator species (non-...
Author(s): Sybille Haeussler, Torsten Kaffanke, Jacob O. Boateng, John McClarnon, Lorne Bedford
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Understanding the rates, trajectories, and spatial variability in succession following severe wildfire is increasingly important for forest managers in western North America and critical for anticipating the resilience or vulnerability of forested landscapes to changing environmental conditions. However, few long-term...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Daniel B. Tinker, Daniel C. Donato, Brian J. Harvey
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources in the United States. Derived from a report that provides technical input to the 2013 U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the book serves as a framework for managing U.S. forest resources in...
Author(s): David L. Peterson, James M. Vose, Toral Patel-Weynand
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and fire. In recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire are significantly different from historical patterns, and that landscapes should be managed with an eye toward...
Author(s): William L. Baker
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The time interval between stand-replacing fires can influence patterns of initial postfire succession if the abundance of postfire propagules varies with prefire stand age. We examined the effect of fire interval on initial postfire lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Engelm.) density in Yellowstone National Park (YNP)...
Author(s): Tania L. Schoennagel, Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Atop a ridge in Yellowstone National Park in 1984, a freak summer wind—perhaps a tornado or a downburst from a thunderstorm—leveled an ancient lodge-pole pine forest, piling up a head-high maze of logs. In the notorious summer of 1988, when wildfires burned one-third of the park, a fire front swept across the same ridge,...
Author(s): Y. Baskin
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this study vegetation development is compared and contrasted following natural and logging disturbances in a major boreal river valley in Alberta. Permanent sample plots and releves were established and sampled for vegetation and landscape attributes in the Peace River Lowlands, Wood Buffalo National Park (now a UNESCO World...
Author(s): Kevin P. Timoney, George Peterson, Ross W. Wein
Year Published: 1997
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).