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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 ecosystems where trees and grasses coexist, some grass species are found only in open habitats and others persist under trees. The persistence of shade intolerant grasses in ecosystems such as open woodlands and savannas depends on recurrent fires to open the tree canopy. Therefore, grasses that depend on open sites might benefit...
Author(s): Xiulin Gao, Dylan W. Schwilk
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire extent and their impacts are increasing around the world. Fire management agencies use fire behaviour simulation models operationally (during a wildfire event) or strategically for risk assessment and treatment. These models provide agencies with increased knowledge of fire potential to improve identification of the best...
Author(s): Trent D. Penman, Sarah C. McColl-Gausden, Brett Cirulis, D. Kultaev, Dan Ababei, Lauren T. Bennett
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a primary disturbance in the world’s forested ecosystems and its impacts are projected to increase in many regions due to global climate change. Fire impacts have been studied for decades, but integrative assessments of its effects on multiple ecosystem services (ES) across scales are rare. We conducted a global analysis of...
Author(s): Jose V. Roces-Díaz, Cristina Santin, Jordi Martinez-Vilalta, Stefan H. Doerr
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed fire is an increasingly important tool in restoring ecological conditions and reducing uncontrolled wildfire. Prescribed burn techniques could reduce public health impacts associated with wildfire smoke exposure. However, there have been few assessments of the health impacts of prescribed burning, and potential...
Author(s): Michelle C. Kondo, Colleen Reid, Miranda H. Mockrin, Warren Heilman, David Long
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire regimes shape plant communities but are shifting with changing climate. More frequent fires of increasing intensity are burning across a broader range of seasons. Despite this, impacts that changes in fire season have on plant populations, or how they interact with other fire regime elements, are still relatively understudied....
Author(s): Alexandria M. Thomsen, Mark K. J. Ooi
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is mounting concern that global wildfire activity is shifting in frequency, intensity, and seasonality in response to climate change. Fuel moisture provides a powerful means of detecting changing fire potential. Here, we use global burned area, weather reanalysis data, and the Canadian fire weather index system to calculate...
Author(s): T. Michael Ellis, David M. J. S. Bowman, Piyush Jain, Michael D. Flannigan, Grant J. Williamson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Restoration goals in fire-prone conifer forests include mitigating fire hazard while restoring forest structural components linked to disturbance resilience and ecological function. Restoration of overstory spatial pattern in forests often falls short of management objectives due to complexities in implementation, regulation, and...
Author(s): Jeffery B. Cannon, Katarina J. Warnick, Spencer Elliott, Jennifer S. Briggs
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We investigated the relative importance of daily fire weather, landscape position, climate, recent forest and fuels management, and fire history to explaining patterns of remotely-sensed burn severity – as measured by the Relativized Burn Ratio – in 150 fires occurring from 2001 to 2019, which burned conifer forests of northeastern...
Author(s): C. Alina Cansler, Van R. Kane, Paul F. Hessburg, Jonathan T. Kane, Sean M.A. Jeronimo, James A. Lutz, Nicholas A. Povak, Derek J. Churchill, Andrew J. Larson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Since their introduction two decades ago, Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) have become a common planning tool for improving community preparedness and risk mitigation in fire-prone regions, and for strengthening coordination among federal and state land management agencies, local government, and residents. While CWPPs...
Author(s): Emily Palsa, Matt Bauer, Cody Evers, Matthew Hamilton, Max W. Nielsen-Pincus
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Emission measurements are available in the literature for a wide variety of field burns and laboratory experiments, although previous studies do not always isolate the effect of individual features such as fuel moisture content (FMC). This study explores the effect of FMC on gaseous and particulate emissions from flaming and...
Author(s): Priya Garg, Thomas Roche, Matthew Eden, Jacqueline Matz, Jessica Oakes, Chiara Bellini, Michael J. Gollner
Year Published: 2022
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).