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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.

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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One overarching goal of United States fire management focuses on fostering human populations who can 'adapt' to wildfire as an unavoidable, reoccurring process operating in the landscapes where they live. The goal of creating 'fire adapted communities' is generally taken to mean that human populations can effectively prepare for,...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Matthew S. Carroll, Amanda M. Stasiewicz, Catrin Edgeley
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The resilience of resource-based communities facing natural disturbances partly depends on the capacity of a wide diversity of stakeholders to share their expertise, articulate their efforts, and develop solutions that are both effective and equitable. Structural methods from network theory can be used to measure how efficiently and...
Author(s): Rodolphe Gonzalès, Lael Parrott
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: Containing and controlling wildfire incidents is one of the main functions of fire management. Understanding how this can be done effectively and efficiently informs many of the preparatory activities undertaken by fire management agencies to limit the impact of wildfires. This second article within a two-part...
Author(s): Matt P. Plucinski
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Wildfires, like many disturbances, can be catalysts for ecosystem change. Given projected climate change, tree regeneration declines and ecosystem shifts following severe wildfires are predicted. We reviewed scientific literature on post-fire tree regeneration to understand where and why no or few trees established. We...
Author(s): Camille Stevens-Rumann, Penelope Morgan
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
How did the forest and community get to the point where they were willing to take on managing a fire of this size and duration for resource benefit and hazard reduction? Science has recognized for decades that many forested ecosystems of the American West are shifting away from historically fire-adapted conditions. Beginning in the...
Author(s): Christopher D. O'Connor, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire refugia are defined as areas less frequently or less severely affected by wildfire relative to the surrounding landscape and important for the persistence of biota. Land managers and researchers were invited to participate in a two half-day workshop to gain insight on the factors that influence land management strategies on...
Author(s): Arjan J. H. Meddens, Anthony Martinez
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
We reviewed forest management in the mountainous regions of several northwestern states and California in the United States and how it has impacted current issues facing these forests. We focused on the large-scale activities like fire suppression and logging which resulted in landscape level changes. We divided the region into two...
Author(s): Iris Allen, Sophan Chhin, Jainwei Zhang
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuel breaks are increasingly being implemented at broad scales (100s to 10,000s of square kilometers) in fire‐prone landscapes globally, yet there is little scientific information available regarding their ecological effects (eg habitat fragmentation). Fuel breaks are designed to reduce flammable vegetation (ie fuels), increase the...
Author(s): Douglas J. Shinneman, Matthew J. Germino, David S. Pilliod, Cameron L. Aldridge, Nicole M. Vaillant, Peter S. Coates
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: The effectiveness of wildfire suppression is difficult to define as it can be assessed against different objectives and at a range of scales. The influence of multiple variables make it a challenge to research. This two-part series presents a synthesis of the current understanding of the effectiveness of wildfire...
Author(s): Matt P. Plucinski
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Although fire is an intrinsic factor in most terrestrial biomes, it is often perceived as a negative disturbance that must be suppressed. The application of successful fire prevention policies can lead to unsustainable fire events for ecosystems adapted to a specific fire regime. In addition, new climate and land use scenarios are...
Author(s): Daniel Moya, Giacomo Certini, Peter Z. Fule
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).