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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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Acting as a top-down control on fire activity, climate strongly affects wildfire in North American ecosystems through fuel moisture and ignitions. Departures from historical fire regimes due to climate change have significant implications for the structure and composition of boreal forests, as well as fire management and operations...
Author(s): Ellen Whitman, Sean A. Parks, Lisa M. Holsinger, Marc-Andre Parisien
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ancient giant sequoias Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J. Buchholz are highly valued trees with limited distribution. They are the most massive trees on earth, and they have exceptional longevity (>3,000 years). Given their extraordinary resilience to wildfire, insects, and disease, most managers hoped giant sequoias would be...
Author(s): Kristen L. Shive, Amarina Wuenschel, Linnea J. Hardlund, Sonia Morris, Marc D. Meyer, Sharon M. Hood
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the western US, wildfires are modifying the structure, composition, and patterns of forested landscapes at rates that far exceed mechanical thinning and prescribed fire treatments. There are conflicting narratives as to whether these wildfires are restoring landscape resilience to future climate and wildfires. To evaluate the...
Author(s): Derek J. Churchill, Sean M.A. Jeronimo, Paul F. Hessburg, C. Alina Cansler, Nicholas A. Povak, Van R. Kane, James A. Lutz, Andrew J. Larson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the increasing frequency and severity of altered disturbance regimes in dry, western U.S. forests, treatments promoting resilience have become a management objective but have been difficult to define or operationalize. Many reconstruction studies of these forests when they had active fire regimes have documented very low tree...
Author(s): Malcolm P. North, Ryan Tompkins, Alexis Bernal, Brandon M. Collins, Scott L. Stephens, Robert A. York
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Analyses of the effects of topography, weather, land management, and fuel on fire severity are increasingly common, and generally apply fire severity indices derived from satellite optical remote sensing. However, these indices are commonly interpreted with insufficient appreciation for their limitations and may be inappropriately...
Author(s): Matthew G. Gale, Geoffrey J. Cary
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We investigated the relative importance of daily fire weather, landscape position, climate, recent forest and fuels management, and fire history to explaining patterns of remotely-sensed burn severity – as measured by the Relativized Burn Ratio – in 150 fires occurring from 2001 to 2019, which burned conifer forests of northeastern...
Author(s): C. Alina Cansler, Van R. Kane, Paul F. Hessburg, Jonathan T. Kane, Sean M.A. Jeronimo, James A. Lutz, Nicholas A. Povak, Derek J. Churchill, Andrew J. Larson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large, high‐severity wildfires are an important component of disturbance regimes around the world and can influence the structure and function of forest ecosystems. Climatic changes and anthropogenic disturbances have altered global disturbance patterns and increased the frequency of high‐severity wildfires worldwide. While the...
Author(s): Elle J. Bowd, David Blair, David B. Lindenmayer
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
Forested ecosystems cover nearly one-third of Earth’s land surface and can perform an essential function as one of the globe’s largest terrestrial carbon sinks, absorbing more carbon than they release, lowering the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Wildfire affects the carbon cycle through direct carbon emissions...
Author(s): Alex W. Kirkpatrick
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests are increasingly experiencing high-severity, stand-replacing fires. Whereas alterations to aboveground ecosystems have been extensively studied, little is known about soil fungal responses in fire-adapted ecosystems. We implement a chronosequence of four different fires that varied in time...
Author(s): M. Fabiola Pulido-Chavez, Ernesto Alvarado, Thomas H. DeLuca, Robert L. Edmonds, Sydney I. Glassman
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).