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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 4,000 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).

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A key determinant of wildfire behaviour is the flammability of constituent plants. One plant trait that influences flammability is the retention of dead biomass, as the low moisture content of dead material means less energy is required to achieve combustion. However, the effect of the dead-to-live ratio of fuel on plant...
Author(s): Jennifer M. Dent, Hannah L. Buckley, Audrey Lustig, Timothy J. Curran
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing use of prescribed fires, as a fire management technique for preventing wildfires and reducing their impact, demands the development of tools that enable performing the necessary studies for determining application opportunities in the territory. The generation of interesting uses of this technique not only directed to...
Author(s): Francisco Rodriguez y Silva
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This paper describes a methodology using LiDAR point clouds with an ultra-high resolution in the characterization of forest fuels for further wildfire prevention and management. Biomass management strips were defined in three case studies using a particular Spanish framework. The data were acquired through a UAV platform. The...
Author(s): Marta Fernández-Álvarez, Julia Armesto, Juan Picos
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fine-fuel moisture is an important variable in the wildland fire environment, but measuring live fuel moisture is time-consuming. There is a strong incentive to develop technologies that provide instantaneous measurements of fine-fuel moisture. Campbell Scientific, Inc. markets a device that uses dielectric permittivity to measure...
Author(s): Devan A. McGranahan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
High severity fires are likely to become more prevalent with global climate change, so it is critical that we understand their effects on forest ecosystems. Leaf litter dependent fauna are likely to be particularly vulnerable to habitat loss resulting from fire, which often destroys their leaf litter habitat. We hypothesised that,...
Author(s): Sebastian Buckingham, Nick P. Murphy, Heloise Gibb
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sequestration of carbon in forest ecosystems has been identified as an effective strategy to help mitigate the effects of global climate change. Prescribed burning and timber harvesting are two common, co‐occurring, forest management practices that may alter forest carbon pools. Prescribed burning for forest management, such as...
Author(s): Luke Collins, Ross A. Bradstock, Fabiano de Aquino Ximenes, Bronwyn Horsey, Robert Sawyer, Trent D. Penman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Natural forest comprises approximately 78% of New Zealand’s total forest area and their dead wood carbon pools contribute to the national carbon balance reported under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. We investigate the accuracy of coarse woody debris (CWD) carbon stock estimates obtained from periodic...
Author(s): Mark O. Kimberley, Peter N. Beets, Thomas S.H. Paul
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed (or 'planned') burning is used by land managers to reduce fuel-loads in order to mitigate the spread of wildfire, thereby protecting life and property, and to promote environmental heterogeneity to enhance biodiversity. Globally, many fire management agencies focus on increasing extent and frequency of prescribed burning...
Author(s): Jemima Connell, Simon J. Watson, Rick S. Taylor, Sarah C. Avitabile, Natasha Schedvin, Kathryn Schneider, Michael F. Clarke
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The effectiveness of annual investments in US wildfire management programs has been subject to public criticism. One source of inefficiency may arise from a fragmented budgeting process. In the United States, federal budgets for wildfire management operations are not determined simultaneously by a single decision rule but instead...
Author(s): David J. Rossi, Olli-Pekka Kuusela
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).