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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 4,700 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.

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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Fuel treatments are designed with multiple management goals, including improving suppression capacity and restoring the historical structure of dry forests. Fuelbreaks are a class of fuel treatment that remove fuels within a wide strip of land, with an overarching objective to reduce fire behavior and provide safe access for...
Author(s): Maureen C. Kennedy, Morris C. Johnson, Kendra Fallon, Deborah Mayer
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests have been declining throughout their range in Western North America from the combined effects of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks, fire exclusion policies, and the exotic disease white pine blister rust. Projected warming and drying trends in climate may exacerbate...
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Subalpine forests in the northern Rocky Mountains have been resilient to stand-replacing fires that historically burned at 100- to 300-year intervals. Fire intervals are projected to decline drastically as climate warms, and forests that reburn before recovering from previous fire may lose their ability to rebound. We studied recent...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner, Kristin H. Braziunas, Winslow D. Hansen, Brian J. Harvey
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a dominant disturbance in many ecosystems, and fire frequency and intensity are being altered as climates change. Through effects on mortality and regeneration, fire affects plant community composition, species richness, and carbon cycling. In some regions, changes to fire regimes could result in critical, non‐reversible...
Author(s): Adam D. Miller, Jonathan R. Thompson, Alan J. Tepley, Kristina J. Anderson‐Teixeira
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson) is a prominent tree species in forests of the western United States. Wildfire activity in ponderosa pine dominated or co-dominated forests has increased dramatically in recent decades, with these recent wildfires often burning in an uncharacteristic manner due to past land...
Author(s): Julie E. Korb, Paula J. Fornwalt, Camille Stevens-Rumann
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Across the world, millions of hectares of forest are burned by wildfires each year. Satellite remote sensing, particularly when used in time series, can describe complex disturbance‐recovery processes, but is underutilized by ecologists. This study examines whether a greater disturbance magnitude equates to a longer recovery length...
Author(s): Samuel Hislop, Simon D. Jones, Mariela Soto-Berelov, Andrew K. Skidmore, Andrew Haywood, Trung H. Nguyen
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As important centres for biological diversity, aspen forests are essential to the function and aesthetics of montane ecosystems in western North America. Aspen stands are maintained by a nuanced relationship with wildfire, although in recent decades aspen mortality has increased. The need to understand the baseline environmental...
Author(s): Jesse L. Morris, R. Justin DeRose, Thomas Brussel, Simon C. Brewer, Andrea R. Brunelle, James N. Long
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent scholarship on resilience has shed light on the processes by which organizations absorb strain and maintain functioning in the face of adversity. These theories, however, often focus on the operational impacts of adversity without accounting for the strain it puts on organizational members and their abilities to work...
Author(s): Michelle Barton, William A. Kahn
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The grasslands of the northern Great Plains (NGP) region of North America are considered endangered ecosystems and priority conservation areas yet have great ecological and economic importance. Grasslands in the NGP are no longer self‐regulating adaptive systems. The challenges to these grasslands are widespread and serious (e.g....
Author(s): Lora Perkins, Marissa A. Ahlering, Diane L. Larson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Plant invasions can affect fuel characteristics, fire behavior, and fire regimes resulting in invasive plant-fire cycles and alternative, self-perpetuating states that can be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse. Concepts related to general resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive plants provide the basis for...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, Matthew L. Brooks, Matthew J. Germino, Jeremy D. Maestas, David Board, Matthew O. Jones, Brady W. Allred
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).