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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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Anticipating fire behavior as climate change and fire activity accelerate is an increasingly pressing management challenge in fire-prone landscapes. In subalpine forests adapted to infrequent, stand-replacing fire, self-limitation of burn severity in short-interval fire is incompletely understood. Spatially explicit fuels data can...
Author(s): Kristin H. Braziunas, Diane Abendroth, Monica G. Turner
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
Forest fire is a ubiquitous disaster which has a long-term impact on the local climate as well as the ecological balance and fire products based on remote sensing satellite data have developed rapidly. However, the early forest fire smoke in remote sensing images is small in area and easily confused by clouds and fog, which makes it...
Author(s): Zewei Wang, Pengfei Yang, Haotian Liang, Change Zheng, Jiyan Yin, Ye Tian, Wenbin Cui
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Numerous research works, numerical simulations and real experiments have been dedicated to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) before, during and after wildfire occurrences, for multiple purposes including terrain and vegetation mapping for fire risk assessment and prevention, surveillance, fire detection and monitoring,...
Author(s): Carlos Viegas, Babak Chehreh, José Andrade, João Lourenço
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Safety zones (SZs) are critical tools that can be used by wildland firefighters to avoid injury or fatality when engaging a fire. Effective SZs provide safe separation distance (SSD) from surrounding flames, ensuring that a fire’s heat cannot cause burn injury to firefighters within the SZ. Evaluating SSD on the ground can be...
Author(s): Michael J. Campbell, Philip E. Dennison, Matthew P. Thompson, Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There are thousands of communities and millions of homes in fire-prone wildland–urban interface (WUI) environments. Although future developments may be sited and designed to be more survivable and resistant to losses, an over-arching strategy is needed for those that are already at high risk. Traditionally, most plans for protecting...
Author(s): Max A. Moritz, Rob Hazard, Kelly Johnston, Marc Mayes, Molly Mowery, Katie Oran, Anne-Marie L. Parkinson, David A. Schmidt, Graham Wesolowski
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The monitoring of burned areas can easily be performed using satellite multispectral images: several indices are available in the literature for highlighting the differences between healthy vegetation areas and burned areas, in consideration of their different signatures. However, these indices may have limitations determined, for...
Author(s): Emanuele Alcaras, Domenica Costantino, Francesca Guastaferro, Claudio Parente, Massimiliano Pepe
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The future of dry forests around the world is uncertain given predictions that rising temperatures and enhanced aridity will increase drought-induced tree mortality. Using forest management and ecological restoration to reduce density and competition for water offers one of the few pathways that forests managers can potentially...
Author(s): John Bradford, Robert K. Shriver, Marcos D. Robles, Lisa McCauley, Travis J. Woolley, Caitlin M. Andrews, Michael A. Crimmins, David M. Bell
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere (i.e., covering the USA, Canada and Russia) are the grandest carbon sinks of the world. A significant increase in wildfires could cause disequilibrium in the Northern boreal forest’s capacity as a carbon sink and cause significant impacts on wildlife and people worldwide. That is why the...
Author(s): Victor M. Velasco Hererra, Willie Soon, César Pérez-Moreno, Graciela Velasco Herrera, Raúl Martell-Dubois, Laura Rosique-de la Cruz, Valery M. Fedorov, Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, Eric Bongelli, Emmanuel Zúñiga
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires produce a mosaic of burned and unburned patches across varying temporal and spatial scales and provide a range of essential ecosystem services. Fire perimeters mark the separation between the burned and unburned matrix of a fire. Analysis of fire perimeters in the United States, Australia, and Alberta, have identified...
Author(s): Kiera A. P. Macauley, Neal McLoughlin, Jennifer L. Beverly
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).