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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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This study provides much needed insight into the development of resistance to disturbance and growth dynamics of overstory trees in response to restoration-based fuel reduction, and will be useful to scientists and managers attempting to better grasp the relative merits of restoration treatment types. Background and Objectives:...
Author(s): Justin S. Crotteau, Christopher R. Keyes
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire in wetlands is poorly understood, yet hazard reduction burns are a common management practice and bushfires are becoming increasingly prevalent because of climate change. Fire may have long-lasting implications for the microbial component of these wetland ecosystems that regulate carbon and nutrient cycling. The extremely fire-...
Author(s): Nicole A. Christiansen, Kirstie A. Fryirs, Timothy J. Green, Grant C. Hose
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Nine multipurpose silvicultural treatments, formulated as a synthesis of recently implemented prescriptions offered by forest managers, were simulated to evaluate their effectiveness at enhancing fire resistance. The Forest Vegetation Simulator was applied, within the BioSum Framework, on over 3,000 Forest Inventory and Analysis...
Author(s): Theresa B. Jain, Jeremy S. Fried, Sara Loreno
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing amount of high-severity wildfire in historical low and mixed-severity fire regimes in western US forests has created a need to better understand the ecological effects of different post fire management approaches. For three different salvage prescriptions, we quantified change in stand structural metrics (snag...
Author(s): Morris C. Johnson, Maureen C. Kennedy, Sarah C. Harrison, Derek J. Churchill, James Pass, Paul W. Fischer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing amount of high-severity wildfire in historical low and mixed-severity fire regimes in western US forests has created a need to better understand the ecological effects of different post fire management approaches. For three different salvage prescriptions, we quantified change in stand structural metrics (snag...
Author(s): Morris C. Johnson, Maureen C. Kennedy, Sarah C. Harrison, Derek J. Churchill, James Pass, Paul W. Fischer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Key message: We have explored the impacts of forest thinning on wildland fire behavior using a process based model. Simulating different degrees of thinning, we found out that forest thinning should be conducted cautiously as there could be a wide range of outcomes depending upon the post-thinning states of fuel availability, fuel...
Author(s): Tirtha Banerjee
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Litter is the predominant fuel that drives surface fire behavior in most fire-prone forest and woodland ecosystems. The flammability of litter is driven by fuel characteristics, environmental factors, and the interactive effects of the two. Solar radiation can influence litter flammability through its effect on fuel...
Author(s): Jesse K. Kreye, Jeffrey M. Kane, J. Morgan Varner, J. Kevin Hiers
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Land treatments in wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas are highly visible and subject to public scrutiny and possible opposition. This study examines a contested vegetation treatment-Forsythe II-in a WUI area of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado. An initial phase of the research found vocal opposition to Forsythe II...
Author(s): Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Jody L. Jahn, Eric A. Vance, Juan Ahumada
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Methods to accurately estimate spatially explicit fuel consumption are needed because consumption relates directly to fire behavior, effects, and smoke emissions. Our objective was to quantify sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboretum Marshall) shrub fuels before and after six experimental prescribed fires at Fort Jackson in South Carolina...
Author(s): Andrew T. Hudak, Akira Kato, Benjamin C. Bright, E. Louise Loudermilk, Christie M. Hawley, Joseph C. Restaino, Roger D. Ottmar, Gabriel A. Prata, Carlos Cabo, Susan J. Prichard, Eric Rowell, David R. Weise
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large outdoor fires are one of the prominent fire problems in the world. Spot fires, caused by firebrands, are known as a key mechanism of rapid fire spread. Firebrands ignite unburned fuels far ahead of the fire front. In large outdoor fires, firebrands are thought to accumulate and ignite unburned fuel which cannot be ignited by a...
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2020
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).