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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.

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Policy initiatives such as the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (Rep. Holt, 2009) have emphasized landscape-scale (> 10,000 ac) fuel reduction treatments to mitigate adverse impacts of large, uncharacteristic wildfires in the western United States. Over the past two decades, a nuanced understanding of the design...
Author(s): Chad M. Hoffman, William E. Mell, Russell A. Parsons, Seth A. Ex, Justin P. Ziegler
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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
Due to the increased concern for the environment, sustainable construction materials are getting increased attention. Wood is considered a renewable, sustainable construction material. The problem with wood is that it is a fire-prone material. With an increasing number of wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires recently, it is...
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Altered climate, including weather extremes, can cause major shifts in vegetative recovery after disturbances. Predictive models that can identify the separate and combined temporal effects of disturbance and weather on plant communities and that are transferable among sites are needed to guide vulnerability assessments and...
Author(s): Cara Applestein, T. Trevor Caughlin, Matthew J. Germino
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Human and natural disturbances are key drivers of change in forest ecosystems. Yet, the direct and indirect mechanisms which underpin these changes remain poorly understood at the ecosystem level. Here, using structural equation modelling across a 150+ year chronosequence, we disentangle the direct and indirect effects of major...
Author(s): Elle J. Bowd, Sam C. Banks, Andrew Bissett, Tom W. May, David B. Lindenmayer
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a natural element that has important effects on society, economy and environment. It is a critical element of many ecosystems, but when uncontrolled is the cause of the destruction of many socio-economic systems. These uncontrolled fires (wildfires) have temporal effects on soils, depending on the wildfire severity. The...
Author(s): Lea Wittenberg, Paulo Pereira
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The 2020 fire season in the western United States (the West) has been staggering: over 2.5 million ha have burned as of 31 September, including over 1.5 million ha in California (3.7% of the state), in part from five of the six largest fires in state history; over 760,000 ha have burned in Oregon and Washington, most occurring...
Author(s): Philip E. Higuera, John T. Abatzoglou
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The safety during prescribed burnings could be achieved by conducting these operations under marginal conditions of fire propagation. This type of fire can or cannot propagate on account of small deviations of the burning conditions, mainly the wind speed, the fuel load, and the fuel moisture-content. In this context, numerical...
Author(s): Carmen Awad, N. Frangieh, Thierry Marcelli, Gilbert Accary, D. Morvan, Sofiane Meradji, François Joseph Chatelon, Jean Louis Rossi
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Atmospheric forcing and interactions between the fire and atmosphere are primary drivers of wildland fire behavior. The atmosphere is known to be a chaotic system that, although deterministic, is very sensitive to small perturbations to initial conditions. We assume that as a result of the tight coupling between fire and atmosphere...
Author(s): Alexandra K. Jonko, Kara M. Yedinak, Juliana L. Conley, Rodman Linn
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Computer models used to predict forest and fuels dynamics and wildfire behavior inform decisionmaking in contexts such as postdisturbance management. It is imperative to understand possible uncertainty in model predictions. We evaluated sensitivity of the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator predictions to...
Author(s): Maureen C. Kennedy, Morris C. Johnson, Sarah C. Harrison
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).