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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-prone forests, postfire tree recovery may be limited by climate conditions and fire activity that exceed the range of conditions under which these forests evolved, leading to major shifts in forest structure and composition. Transformations of forest to sparse woodland, shrubland, or grassland are emerging in forests where...
Author(s): Tyler J. Hoecker, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
With the increasing frequency and severity of altered disturbance regimes in dry, western U.S. forests, treatments promoting resilience have become a management objective but have been difficult to define or operationalize. Many reconstruction studies of these forests when they had active fire regimes have documented very low tree...
Author(s): Malcolm P. North, Ryan Tompkins, Alexis Bernal, Brandon M. Collins, Scott L. Stephens, Robert A. York
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Post-fire landscapes are the frontline of forest ecosystem change. As such, they represent opportunities to foster conditions that are better adapted to future climate and wildfires with post-fire management. In western US landscapes, post-fire management has been mostly defined by short-term emergency mitigation measures, salvage...
Author(s): Andrew J. Larson, Sean M.A. Jeronimo, Paul F. Hessburg, James A. Lutz, Nicholas A. Povak, C. Alina Cansler, Van R. Kane, Derek J. Churchill
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background and objectives: The Great Basin Desert with its critical sage grouse habitat is at a “tipping point” wherein fires that were rare and patchy historically are increasing in frequency, size and severity. Wildfire is now the largest driver of ecosystem change accounting for more than 60% of all landscape transformations in...
Author(s): Branda Nowell
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire suppression and the loss of western white pine (WWP) have made northern Rocky Mountain moist mixed-conifer forests less disturbance resilient. Although managers are installing hundreds of plantations, most of these plantations have not experienced wildfire since establishment. In 2015, wildfires burned through one hundred WWP...
Author(s): Theresa B. Jain, Andrew S. Nelson, Benjamin C. Bright, John C. Byrne, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent increases in fire frequency and severity across the western US are triggering abrupt changes in ecosystem structure and composition, especially in lower montane forests, but consequences of fire-regime change for mesic, mixed-conifer forests remain uncertain. Glacier National Park (Montana, USA) is characterized by a complex...
Author(s): Tyler J. Hoecker, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Changing climate and disturbance regimes are increasingly challenging the resilience of forest ecosystems around the globe. A powerful indicator for the loss of resilience is regeneration failure, that is, the inability of the prevailing tree species to regenerate after disturbance. Regeneration failure can result from the interplay...
Author(s): Werner Rammer, Kristin H. Braziunas, Winslow D. Hansen, Zakary Ratajczak, Anthony L. Westerling, Monica G. Turner, Rupert Seidl
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Extreme wildfires are a major environmental and socioeconomic threat across many regions worldwide. The limits of fire suppression-centred strategies have become evident even in technologically well-equipped countries, due to high-cost and a legacy of landscape transformations, yet with ultimately low-efficient solutions vis-à-vis...
Author(s): Sven Wunder, David E. Calkin, Val Charlton, Sarah Feder, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Peter F. Moore, Francisco Rodriguez y Silva, Luca Tacconi, Cristina Vega-García
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fires (WLF) have become more frequent, larger, and severe with greater impacts to society and ecosystems and dramatic increases in firefighting costs. Forests throughout the range of ponderosa pine in Oregon and Washington are jeopardized by the interaction of anomalously dense forest structure, a warming and drying climate...
Author(s): Andrew G. Merschel, Peter A. Beedlow, David C. Shaw, David R. Woodruff, E.Henry Lee, Steven P. Cline, Randy L. Comeleo, R. Keala Hagmann, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Context:Landscape and local factors govern tree regeneration across heterogeneous post-fire forest environments. But their relative influence is unclear—limiting the degree that managers can consider landscape context when delegating resources to help stand-replacing patches restock successfully. Objectives: We investigated how...
Author(s): Jamie L. Peeler, Erica A. H. Smithwick
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).