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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 4,000 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).

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Fire radiative energy density (FRED, J m−2) integrated from fire radiative power density (FRPD, W m−2) observations of landscape-level fires can present an undersampling problem when collected from fixed-wing aircraft. In the present study, the aircraft made multiple passes over the fire at ~3 min intervals, thus failing to observe...
Author(s): C. Klauberg, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Luigi Boschetti, Matthew B. Dickinson, Robert L. Kremens, C. A. Silva
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The most destructive wildland fires occur in mixtures of living and dead vegetation, yet very little attention has been given to the fundamental differences between factors that control their flammability. Historically, moisture content has been used to evaluate the relative flammability of live and dead fuels without considering...
Author(s): William Matt Jolly, Daniel M. Johnson
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We characterized wildfire transmission and exposure within a matrix of large land tenures (federal, state, and private) surrounding 56 communities within a 3.3 million ha fire prone region of central Oregon US. Wildfire simulation and network analysis were used to quantify the exchange of fire among land tenures and communities and...
Author(s): Alan A. Ager, Cody Evers, Michelle A. Day, Haiganoush K. Preisler, Ana M. G. Barros, Max W. Nielsen-Pincus
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire radiant energy emission is one of the only measurements of combustion that can be made at wide spatial extents and high temporal and spatial resolutions. Furthermore, spatially and temporally explicit measurements are critical for making inferences about fire effects and useful for examining patterns of fire spread. In...
Author(s): Joseph J. O'Brien, E. Louise Loudermilk, Benjamin Hornsby, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Matthew B. Dickinson, J. Kevin Hiers, Casey Teske, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Landscape fire succession models (LFSMs) predict spatially-explicit interactions between vegetation succession and disturbance, but these models have yet to fully integrate ungulate herbivory as a driver of their processes. We modified a complex LFSM, FireBGCv2, to include a multi-species herbivory module, GrazeBGC. The system is...
Author(s): Robert A. Riggs, Robert E. Keane, Norm Cimon, Rachel Cook, Lisa M. Holsinger, John Cook, Timothy DelCurto, Scott L. Baggett, Donald Justice, David Powell, Martin Vavra, Bridgett J. Naylor
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Researchers and natural resource managers need predictions of how multiple global changes (e.g., climate change, rising levels of air pollutants, exotic invasions) will affect landscape composition and ecosystem function. Ecological predictive models used for this purpose are constructed using either a mechanistic (process-based) or...
Author(s): Eric J. Gustafson
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This paper reports results from a study of the flame characteristics of 22 wind-aided pine litter fires in a laboratory wind tunnel and 32 field fires in southern rough and litter–grass fuels. Flame characteristic and fire behaviour data from these fires, simple theoretical flame models and regression techniques are used to...
Author(s): Ralph M. Nelson, Bret W. Butler, David R. Weise
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest ecosystem dynamics emerges from nonlinear interactions between adaptive biotic agents (i.e., individual trees) and their relationship with a spatially and temporally heterogeneous abiotic environment. Understanding and predicting the dynamics resulting from these complex interactions is crucial for the sustainable stewardship...
Author(s): Rupert Seidl, Werner Rammer, Robert M. Scheller, Thomas A. Spies
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire managers are now realizing that wildfires can be beneficial because they can reduce hazardous fuels and restore fire-dominated ecosystems. A software tool that assesses potential beneficial and detrimental ecological effects from wildfire would be helpful to fire management. This paper presents a simulation platform called...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Eva C. Karau
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A probabilistic spatial model was created based on empirical data to examine the influence of different fire regimes on stand structure of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) forests across a >500,000-ha landscape in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. We asked how variation in the frequency of large fire events...
Author(s): Tania L. Schoennagel, Monica G. Turner, Daniel M. Kashian, Andrew Fall
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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