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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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The first few years of the 21st century brought a series of unprecedented natural disturbances to the southwestern U.S. A severe drought, later tagged as a “global change type drought,” triggered the mortality of 1,000 of native trees. For some species, such as the ponderosa pine, the drought was especially lethal due to high tree...
Author(s): Carolyn Hull Sieg, Rodman Linn, F. Pimont, Chad M. Hoffman, Joel D. McMillin, Judith Winterkamp, L. Scott Baggett
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accuracy assessment of burned area maps has been traditionally performed using pixel-based metrics, with the objective of assessing the accuracy and precision of burned area estimates at local and regional scales. While these assessments are helpful for obtaining consistent estimates of the burned area across many fires and over...
Author(s): Michael L. Humber, Luigi Boschetti, Louis Giglio
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Globally, the mean abundance of terrestrial animals has fallen by 50% since 1970, and populations face ongoing threats associated with habitat loss, fragmentation, climate change and disturbance. Climate change can influence the quality of remaining habitat directly, and indirectly by precipitating increases in the extent, frequency...
Author(s): Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire severity assessment is crucial for predicting ecosystem response and prioritizing post-fire forest management strategies. Although a variety of remote sensing approaches have been developed, more research is still needed to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of fire severity mapping. This study proposes a unitemporal...
Author(s): Raquel Montorio Llovería, Fernando Pérez-Cabello, Daniel Borini Alves, Alberto García-Martín
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Most regulatory and certification agencies in Canada now require forest management plans to include some level of historical fire pattern approximation. As a result, sustainable forest management and enhancements to existing fire management policies and practices require a thorough understanding of the spatial fire patterns created...
Author(s): Ignacio San-Miguel, Nicholas C. Coops, Raphael D. Chavardes, David W. Andison, Paul D. Pickell
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Firefighting at the rural urban interface remains one of the most dangerous activities undertaken by fire services internationally. Whilst there is a significant volume of literature and describing methods for fire engineering safety analysis in the urban environment, a significant gap remains in the context of the rural urban...
Author(s): Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wilderness areas offer value to society as a source of scientific information. We used fire perimeter records from the upper South Fork Flathead River watershed (Montana) to characterize the area burned one or more times during three periods: the pre-fire exclusion period (1889-1934), the fire exclusion period (1935-1980), and the...
Author(s): Andrew J. Larson, Julia Berkey, Colin T. Maher, Wyatt Trull, R. Travis Belote, Carol Miller
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Context: Landscape science relies on foundational concepts of landscape ecology and seeks to understand the physical, biological, and human components of ecosystems to support land management decision-making. Incorporating landscape science into land management decisions, however, remains challenging. Many lands in the western...
Author(s): Sarah Carter, David S. Pilliod, Travis Haby, Karen L. Prentice, Cameron L. Aldridge, Patrick J. Anderson, Z.H. Bowen, John Bradford, Samuel A. Cushman, Joseph C. DeVivo, Michael C. Duniway, Ryan S. Hathaway, Lisa Nelson, Courtney Schultz, Rudy M. Schuster, E. Jamie Trammell
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Variations in global patterns of burning and fire regimes are relatively well measured, however, the degree of influence of the complex suite of biophysical and human drivers of fire remains controversial and incompletely understood. Such an understanding is required in order to support current fire management and to predict the...
Author(s): Hamish G. Clarke, Trent D. Penman, Matthias M. Boer, Geoffrey J. Cary, Joseph B. Fontaine, Owen F. Price, Ross A. Bradstock
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: Science plays a critical role in natural resource management, and the use of science in decision-making is mandated by several policy initiatives. Other disciplines have documented the challenges associated with applying science to management and possible solutions to overcoming challenges, but the evaluation of...
Author(s): Molly E. Hunter, Melanie M. Colavito, Vita Wright
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).