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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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Because fire retardant can enter streams and harm aquatic species including endangered fish, agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) must estimate the downstream extent of toxic effects every time fire retardant enters streams (denoted as an “intrusion”). A challenge in estimating the length of stream affected by the...
Author(s): Chris R. Rehmann, P. Ryan Jackson, Holly J. Puglis
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)-dominated semi-arid ecosystems in the western United States have increased dramatically in frequency and severity in the last few decades. Severe wildfires often lead to the loss of native sagebrush communities and change the biogeochemical conditions which make it difficult for sagebrush to...
Author(s): Karun Pandit, Hamid Dashti, Andrew T. Hudak, Nancy F. Glenn, Alejandro N. Flores, Douglas J. Shinneman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Woody plant expansions are altering ecosystem structure and function, as well as fire regimes, around the globe. Tree‐reduction treatments are widely implemented in expanding woodlands to reduce fuel loads, increase ecological resilience, and improve habitat, but few studies have measured treatment outcomes over long timescales or...
Author(s): Stephanie M. Freund, Beth A. Newingham, Jeanne C. Chambers, Alexandra K. Urza, Bruce A. Roundy, J. Hall Cushman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Insect pollinators, especially bees, are an essential component ecosystem function. Native bees provide key ecosystem services and shape the structure and composition of plant communities. However, recent research suggests a large-scale decline in bee populations, compelling the need for further research of the drivers and...
Author(s): Ryleigh V. Gelles, Thomas S. Davis, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Kevin J. Barrett
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Altered climate and changing fire regimes are synergistically impacting forest communities globally, resulting in deviations from historical norms and creation of novel successional dynamics. These changes are particularly important when considering the stability of a keystone species such as quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx...
Author(s): Susan K. McIlroy, Douglas J. Shinneman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The mountain pine beetle (MPB) (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is one of the most prevalent disturbance agents in western conifer forests. It utilizes various species of pines (Pinus spp.) as host trees. Eruptive populations can cause extensive tree mortality. Since the late 1990s, extensive outbreaks have occurred from the southern...
Author(s): Jose F. Negron, Bob Cain
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Destructive flash floods and debris flows are a common menace following wildfire. The restoration of protection provided by forests from post-fire floods and debris flows depends on the recovery of infiltration and attendant reduction of infiltration-excess surface runoff generation. This work examines seven years of post-fire...
Author(s): Brian A. Ebel
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Limber pine (Pinus flexilis), an understudied tree species important to montane and subalpine ecosystems, is listed as endangered in Alberta. Dispersal of seeds to newly disturbed, open areas by Clark's nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) is expected to facilitate post-disturbance establishment of limber pine. Prescribed burning has...
Author(s): Denyse A. Dawe, Vernon S. Peters, Michael D. Flannigan
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) has increased the extent and frequency of fire and negatively affected native plant and animal species across the Intermountain West (USA). However, the strengths of association between cheatgrass occurrence or abundance and fire, livestock grazing, and precipitation are not well understood. We used 14...
Author(s): Matthew A. Williamson, Erica Fleishman, Ralph Mac Nally, Jeanne C. Chambers, Bethany A. Bradley, David S. Dobkin, David Board, Frank A. Fogarty, Ned Horning, Matthias Leu, Martha Wohlfeil Zillig
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Trees in dry forests often regenerate in episodic pulses when wet periods coincide with ample seed production. Factors leading to success or failure of regeneration pulses are poorly understood. We investigated the impacts of stand thinning on survival and growth of the 2013 cohort of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex P....
Author(s): Thomas E. Kolb, Kelsey Flathers, John Bradford, Caitlin M. Andrews, Lance A. Asherin, W.K. Moser
Year Published: 2020
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).