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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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This review is focused on tree seedling regeneration for several reasons. First, a high mortality event, like a high- severity wildfire, kills the mature trees needed to maintain forest cover. When fire-caused mortality is minimal, we are less concerned about tree regeneration, but a high severity fire creates the need for tree...
Author(s): Camille Stevens-Rumann, Penelope Morgan, Kimberley T. Davis, Kerry Kemp, Jarod Blades
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Background: Few studies have examined post-fire vegetation recovery in temperate forest ecosystems with Landsat time series analysis. We analyzed time series of Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) derived from LandTrendr spectral-temporal segmentation fitting to examine post-fire NBR recovery for several wildfires that occurred in three...
Author(s): Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, Robert E. Kennedy, Justin D. Braaten, Azad Henareh Khalyani
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An automated disk infiltrometer was developed to improve the measurements of soil hydraulic properties (saturated hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity) of soils affected by wildfire. Guideline are given for interpreting curves showing cumulative infiltration as a function of time measured by the autodisk. The autodisk was used to...
Author(s): John A. Moody, Richard G. Martin, Brian A. Ebel
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Predicting the efficacy of fuel treatments aimed at reducing high severity fire in dry-mixed conifer forests in the western US is a challenging problem that has been addressed in a variety of ways using both field observations and wildfire simulation models. One way to describe the efficacy of fuel treatments is to quantify how...
Author(s): Ana M. G. Barros, Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Palaiologos Palaiologou
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The persistence of wildlife species in fire‐prone ecosystems is under increasing pressure from global change, including alterations in fire regimes caused by climate change. However, unburned islands might act to mitigate negative effects of fire on wildlife populations by providing habitat in which species can survive and...
Author(s): Jasper Steenvoorden, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Anthony Martinez, Lee J. Foster, W. Daniel Kissling
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Over the past several decades, size and extent of wildfires have been increasing in the western United States (Westerling et al. 2006; Littell et al. 2009). As the number and size of recent wildfires increases across landscapes, fire managers are questioning how past wildfires may influence the spread and effects of subsequent...
Author(s): Camille Stevens-Rumann, Susan J. Prichard, Penelope Morgan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Synthesis
In the last decades, land-use changes have made Mediterranean forests highly susceptible to wildfires, which can cause several impacts not only on burnt areas, but also on adjacent aquatic ecosystems. Post-fire runoff from burnt areas may transport toxic substances to streams by surface runoff, including polycyclic aromatic...
Author(s): Francisco Carvalho, Arunava Pradhan, Nelson Abrantes, Isabel Campos, Jan J. Keizer, Fernanda Cássio, Cláudia Pascoal
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large amounts of carbon are stored in northern peatlands. There is concern that greater wildfire severity following projected increases in summer drought will lead to higher post-fire carbon losses. We measured soil carbon dynamics in a Calluna heathland and a raised peat bog after experimentally manipulating fire severity. A...
Author(s): Roger Grau-Andrés, Alan Gray, G. Matt Davies, E. Marian Scott, Susan Waldron
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Seedbanks are essential for forest resilience, and disturbance interactions could potentially modify seedbank availability, subsequent forest regeneration patterns, and successional trajectories. Regional mountain pine beetle outbreaks have altered forest structure and seedbanks in fire prone-landscapes across western North America...
Author(s): Anna C. Talucci, Kenneth P. Lertzman, Meg A. Krawchuk
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Estimates of historical fire regime parameters in mountain big sagebrush communities can be compared with current fire regimes and trends to establish general guidelines for ecological restoration. A synthesis of information on historical patterns and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes in mountain big sagebrush...
Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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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).