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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 4,000 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, 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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Concern about the impacts of two invasive annual brome grasses (cheatgrass and Japanese brome, Bromus tectorum L. and B. japonicus Thunb. ex Murray) on the mixed-grass prairie of North America's northern Great Plains (NGP) is growing. Cheatgrass is well known west of the NGP, where replacement of fire-intolerant, native sagebrush...
Author(s): Amy J. Symstad, Deborah A. Buhl, Daniel J. Swanson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ventenata (Ventenata dubia L.) is an invasive annual grass that has rapidly expanded its range across temperate grassland and shrub-steppe ecosystems in western North America. However, there is little published regarding its ecology, especially its relationship with fire on rangelands. The objective of this study was to examine the...
Author(s): Luke W. Ridder, JoAnna M. Perren, Lesley R. Morris, Bryan A. Endress, Robert V. Taylor, Bridgett J. Naylor
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Understanding tree physiological responses to fire is needed to accurately model post‐fire carbon processes and inform management decisions. Given trees can die immediately or at extended time periods after fire, we combined two experiments to assess the short‐ (one‐day) and long‐term (21‐months) fire effects on Pinus ponderosa...
Author(s): Raquel Partelli Feltrin, Alistair M. S. Smith, Henry D. Adams, Crystal A. Kolden, Daniel M. Johnson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Although ecological disturbances can have a strong influence on pollinators through changes in habitat, virtually no studies have quantified how characteristics of wildfire influence the demography of essential pollinators. Nevertheless, evaluating this topic is critical for understanding how wildfire is linked to pollinator...
Author(s): Sara M. Galbraith, James H. Cane, James W. Rivers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) causes extensive tree mortality in whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm) forests. Previous studies conducted in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Douglas), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (mirb.) Franco), and Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanni Parry ex. Engelm) have...
Author(s): Curtis A. Gray, Chelsea Toone, Michael J. Jenkins, Sarah E. Null, Larissa L. Yocom
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hillslope erosion has often been monitored with sediment fences, but these can underestimate sediment yields due to overtopping of runoff and associated sediment. We modified four sediment fences to collect and measure the runoff and sediment that overtopped the fence in addition to the sediment deposited behind the fence. Specific...
Author(s): Codie Wilson, Stephanie Kampf, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Lee H. MacDonald, Hunter Gleason
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Active wildfire seasons in the western U.S. warrant the evaluation of post‐fire forest management strategies. Ground‐based salvage logging is often used to recover economic loss of burned timber. In unburned forests, ground‐based logging often follows best management practices by leaving undisturbed areas near streams called stream...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Edwin D. Bone, Sarah A. Lewis, Erin S. Brooks, Robert E. Brown
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pile burning is the most common method of logging residue disposal in Rocky Mountain forests. Though the high temperatures reached during burning affect numerous soil properties in the short term, the longer-term effects of the practice are less clear. We previously identified a 50-year time series of burn scars created after clear...
Author(s): Charles C. Rhoades, Timothy S. Fegel, Tahir Zaman, Paula J. Fornwalt, Susan Miller
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides, has experienced severe declines in recent years in part due to the effects of changing climate and extreme drought. This study set out to investigate these effects by assessing associations of climatic, edaphic and topographic variables with physiological drought stress in aspen. The study took...
Author(s): Andrew Neary, Ricardo Mata-González , Heidi Schmalz
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aims:Fire regimes are key drivers of ecosystem dynamics and are changing worldwide. Uncertainty about how fire history affects responses to individual fires hampers predictions of fire impacts on important ecosystem functions such as C cycling. Thus, we assessed how fire and fire history affect soil CO2 flux and aboveground net...
Author(s): Ingrid J. Slette, Alannah Liebert, Alan K. Knapp
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).