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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.

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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To support improved wildfire incident decision-making, in 2017 the US Forest Service (Forest Service) implemented risk-informed tools and processes, together known as Risk Management Assistance (RMA). The Forest Service is developing tools such as RMA to improve wildfire decision-making and implements these tools in complex...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Lauren Miller, S. Michelle Greiner, Chad Kooistra
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We used a value of information approach to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery as part of the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER), a US federal program that identifies imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural or cultural resources. We compared the costs...
Author(s): Richard Bernknopf, Yusuke Kuwayama, Reily Gibson, Jessica Blakely, Bethany Mabee, T. J. Clifford, Brad Quayle, Justin Epting, Terry Hardy, David C. Goodrich
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elevated fuel loads represent a wildfire hazard in a landscape. Reducing fuel load is one mitigation strategy commonly employed to decrease the severity and impact of wildfires. The planning of such fuel management operations, however, represents a complicated decision problem, which includes multiple sources of uncertainty. In this...
Author(s): Federico Liberatore, Javier Leon, John W. Hearne, Begoña Vitoriano
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Extreme wildfires are a major environmental and socioeconomic threat across many regions worldwide. The limits of fire suppression-centred strategies have become evident even in technologically well-equipped countries, due to high-cost and a legacy of landscape transformations, yet with ultimately low-efficient solutions vis-à-vis...
Author(s): Sven Wunder, David E. Calkin, Val Charlton, Sarah Feder, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Peter F. Moore, Francisco Rodriguez y Silva, Luca Tacconi, Cristina Vega-García
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Determining whether forest landscapes can maintain their resilience to fire – that is, their ability to rebound and sustain – given rapid climate change and increasing fire activity is a pressing challenge throughout the American West. Many western forests are well adapted to fire, and even subalpine forests that experience...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
In response to large, severe wildfires across the western US, federal initiatives have been enacted to increase the pace, scale, and quality of ecological restoration in fire dependent forests. To address uncertainty and controversy in agreement among specific restoration prescriptions on national forest land, several initiatives...
Author(s): Kevin J. Barrett, Jeffery B. Cannon, Alex M. Schuetter, Anthony S. Cheng
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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

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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).