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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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The increasing occurrence of severe wildfires, coupled with the expansion of the wildland urban interface has increased the number of structures in danger of being destroyed by wildfires. Ignition by firebrands is a significant avenue for fire spread and structure loss; thus, understanding processes and parameters that control the...
Author(s): Derek Bean, David L. Blunck
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Restoration of fire-prone forests is a common practice intended to increase resilience to wildfire, drought, and bark beetles. However, the long-term effects of restoration treatments on understory species, particularly non-native species, are poorly understood. We investigated long-term (23 years) effects of restoration treatments...
Author(s): Woongsoon Jang, Justin S. Crotteau, Yvette K. Ortega, Sharon M. Hood, Christopher R. Keyes, Dean E. Pearson, Duncan C. Lutes, Anna Sala
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire has always been a driving factor of life on Earth. Now that mankind has definitely joined the other environmental forces in shaping the planet, lots of species are threatened by human-induced variation in fire regimes. Soil-dwelling organisms, i.e., those organisms that primarily live in soil, suffer the numerous and different...
Author(s): Giacomo Certini, Daniel Moya, Manuel E. Lucas-Borja, Giovanni Mastrolonardo
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The benefits of prescribed fires are recognized throughout the United States, but the ability to assist with prescribed fire application on private land by government agencies has many possible constraints and challenges. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency, is mandated to assist private landowners...
Author(s): Ryan Wilbur, Charles Stanley, Kristie A. Maczko, John Derek Scasta
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire and fuel management is a high priority in North American sagebrush ecosystems where the expansion of piñon and juniper trees and the invasion of nonnative annual grasses are altering fire regimes and resulting in loss of sagebrush species and habitat. We evaluated 10‐yr effects of woody fuel treatments on sagebrush recruitment...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, Alexandra K. Urza, David Board, Richard F. Miller, David A. Pyke, Bruce A. Roundy, Eugene Schupp, Robin J. Tausch
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Great Basin shrublands in the United States are rapidly converting to annual grass- dominated ecosystems, driven primarily by increased wildfire activity. Post-fire vegetation recovery trajectories vary spatially and temporally and are influenced by the effects of topography, climate, soils, and pre-fire vegetation. Our study...
Author(s): Jody Vogeler, Eric Jensen, Beth A. Newingham
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Non‐native, invasive Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) is pervasive in sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin ecoregion of the western United States, competing with native plants and promoting more frequent fires. As a result, cheatgrass invasion likely alters carbon (C) storage in the region. Many studies have measured C pools in one...
Author(s): R. Chelsea Nagy, Emily J. Fusco, Jennifer Balch, John T. Finn, Adam L. Mahood, Jenica M. Allen, Bethany A. Bradley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
National and regional preparedness level (PL) designations support decisions about wildfire risk management. Such decisions occur across the fire season and influence pre-positioning of resources in areas of greatest fire potential, recall of personnel from off-duty status, requests for back-up resources from other areas, responses...
Author(s): Alison Cullen, Travis Axe, Harry Podschwit
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Harold Biswell first learned about the benefits of prescribed fire in forest management when he was a Forest Service researcher in Georgia, USA. After he accepted a professorship in the School of Forestry at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, he was surprised to find out that prescribed fire was not an accepted practice in...
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, James K. Agee, Ronald H. Wakimoto
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
While managed fire often produces clear changes in aboveground functional diversity, we know little about how fire affects belowground fauna and their mediation of biogeochemical processes. Because soil micro- and mesofauna, particularly nematodes, collembolans and mites, are significant contributors to nutrient and carbon cycling...
Author(s): Anita Antoninka, Kara Gibson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).