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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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.

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Forest management, especially restoration, is informed by understanding the dominant natural disturbance regime. In many western North American forests the keystone disturbance is fire, and much research exists characterizing various fire regime parameters, although often only one or two parameters are addressed in individual...
Author(s): Shawn T. McKinney
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Synthesis
Background: Large wildfires result in more heterogeneous fire scars than do smaller fires because of differences in landscape context and high variability in burn intensity and severity. Previous research on mammal response to wildfire has often considered all fires as comparable disturbances regardless of size. Here, we explicitly...
Author(s): Jenna Hutchen, Karen E. Hodges
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Mosses and wildfires are ubiquitous occurrences. Their correlation has been assessed in few studies. Mosses have been pointed as pioneer species in post-fire environments. However, reasons for moss crusting in post-wildfire soils and their ecosystem role in preventing soil erosion have not been quantitatively assessed. Moss crusts...
Author(s): Flávio C. Silva, Diana C.S. Vieira, Els van der Spek, J. Jacob Keizer
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As important centres for biological diversity, aspen forests are essential to the function and aesthetics of montane ecosystems in western North America. Aspen stands are maintained by a nuanced relationship with wildfire, although in recent decades aspen mortality has increased. The need to understand the baseline environmental...
Author(s): Jesse L. Morris, R. Justin DeRose, Thomas Brussel, Simon C. Brewer, Andrea R. Brunelle, James N. Long
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Remotely sensed radiation, attractive for its spatial and temporal coverage, offers a means of inferring energy deposition in fires (e.g. on soils, fuels and tree stems) but coordinated remote and in situ (in-flame) measurements are lacking. We relate remotely sensed measurements of fire radiative energy density (FRED) from nadir (...
Author(s): Matthew B. Dickinson, Bret W. Butler, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Robert L. Kremens, Carine Klauberg
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
During 2-5 December 2010, an area of 2500 ha in the Carmel forests was consumed by a severe wildfire, causing soil erosion from the exposed slopes. Whereas most studies show that post-fire erosion rates tend to decline after the second year, in this case, we aim to address the ongoing consequences that different management practices...
Author(s): Rami Zituni, Lea Wittenberg, Dan Malkinson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Concerns over wildfire impacts to water supplies have motivated efforts to mitigate risk by reducing forest fuels. Methods to assess fuel treatment effects and prioritise their placement are needed to guide risk mitigation efforts. We present a fuel treatment optimisation model to minimise risk to multiple water supplies based on...
Author(s): Benjamin Gannon, Yu Wei, Lee H. MacDonald, Stephanie Kampf, Kelly W. Jones, Jeffery B. Cannon, Brett Wolk, Anthony S. Cheng, Rob Addington, Matthew P. Thompson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fires and floods are important drivers of geomorphic change. While the hydrologic and geomorphic effects of fires have been studied at the hillslope scale, we have much more limited data on post-fire runoff, channel changes, and inferred or measured sediment storage and delivery at larger scales. In this study we intensively...
Author(s): Dan Brogan, Lee H. MacDonald, Peter A. Nelson, Jacob A. Morgan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins; MPB), a bark beetle native to western North America, has caused vast areas of tree mortality over the last several decades. The majority of this mortality has been in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon) forests and has heightened concerns over the...
Author(s): Travis J. Woolley, David C. Shaw, LaWen Hollingsworth, Michelle Agne, Stephen A. Fitzgerald, Andris Eglitis, Laurie L. Kurth
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent human-interface wildfires around the world have raised concerns regarding the reliability of freshwater supply flowing from severely burned watersheds. Degraded source water quality can often be expected after severe wildfire and can pose challenges to drinking water facilities by straining treatment response capacities,...
Author(s): Francois-Nicolas Robinne, Kevin D. Bladon, Uldis Silins, Monica B. Emelko, Michael D. Flannigan, Marc-Andre Parisien, Xianli Wang, Stefan W. Kienzle, Diane P. Dupont
Year Published: 2019
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).