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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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Context: Proximity of landcover elements to each other will enable or constrain fire spread. Assessments of potential fire propagation across landscapes typically involve empirical or simulation models that estimate probabilities based on complex interactions among biotic and abiotic controls. Objectives: We developed a metric of...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Beverly, Neal McLoughlin, Elizabeth Chapman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Catastrophic wildfires are often a result of dynamic fire behaviours. They can cause rapid escalation of fire behaviour, increasing the danger to ground-based emergency personnel. To date, few studies have characterised merging fire behaviours outside the laboratory. The aim of this study was to develop a simple, fast and accurate...
Author(s): Alexander I. Filkov, Brett Cirulis, Trent D. Penman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tower-mounted camera-based wildfire detection systems provide an effective means of early forest fire detection. Historically, tower sites have been identified by foresters and locals with intimate knowledge of the terrain and without the aid of computational optimisation tools. When moving into vast new territories and without the...
Author(s): Andries Heyns, Warren du Plessis, Kevin M. Curtin, Michael Kosch, Gavin Hough
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A combination of bibliometric and science mapping methods was carried out to explore characteristics of scientific production on the application of orbital remote sensing in fire ecology. The performance analyzes made it possible to identify the main actors responsible for the knowledge (authors, institutions and countries) and the...
Author(s): Mariana M. M. de Santana, Eduardo Mariano-Neto, Rodrigo N. de Vasconcelos, Pavel Dodonov, José M. M. Medeiros
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Identifying meaningful measures of ecological change over large areas is dependent on the quantification of robust relationships between ecological metrics and remote sensing products. Over the past several decades, ground observations of wildfire and prescribed fire severity have been acquired across hundreds of wildland fires in...
Author(s): Joshua J. Picotte, C. Alina Cansler, Crystal A. Kolden, James A. Lutz, Carl H. Key, Nathan C. Benson, Kevin M. Robertson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Emissions from a stand replacement prescribed burn were sampled using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or 'drone') in Fishlake National Forest, Utah, U.S.A. Sixteen flights over three days in June 2019 provided emission factors for a broad range of compounds including carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitric oxide (NO),...
Author(s): Johanna Aurell, Brian K. Gullett, Amara L. Holder, F. Kiros, William Mitchell, Adam C. Watts, Roger D. Ottmar
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
A long-term study at Lick Creek demonstrates how fuel treatments in dry forests provide benefits beyond mitigating the chance of a high-severity fire.
Author(s): Nehalem C. Clark
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Wildland fires have been a rising problem on the worldwide level, generating ecological and economic losses. Specifically, between wildland fire types, uncontrolled fires are critical due to the potential damage to the ecosystem and their effects on the soil, and, in the last decade, different technologies have been applied to fight...
Author(s): Felipe Vasquez, Ania Cravero, Manuel Castro, Patricio Acevedo
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We used a value of information approach to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery as part of the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER), a US federal program that identifies imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural or cultural resources. We compared the costs...
Author(s): Richard Bernknopf, Yusuke Kuwayama, Reily Gibson, Jessica Blakely, Bethany Mabee, T. J. Clifford, Brad Quayle, Justin Epting, Terry Hardy, David C. Goodrich
Year Published: 2021
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).