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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 4,800 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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Background: The structure and function of fire-prone ecosystems are influenced by many interacting processes that develop over varying time scales. Fire creates both instantaneous and long-term changes in vegetation (defined as live, dead, and decomposing plant material) through combustion, heat transfer to living tissues, and...
Author(s): E. Louise Loudermilk, Joseph O’Brien, Scott L. Goodrick, Rodman Linn, Nick Skowronski, J. Kevin Hiers
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As temperatures continue rising, the direction, magnitude, and tempo of change in disturbance-prone forests remain unresolved. Even forests long resilient to stand-replacing fire face uncertain futures, and efforts to project changes in forest structure and composition are sorely needed to anticipate future forest trajectories. We...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner, Kristin H. Braziunas, Winslow D. Hansen, Tyler J. Hoecker, Werner Rammer, Zakary Ratajczak, Anthony L. Westerling, Rupert Seidl
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Under the influence of climate change, wildfire regimes are expected to intensify and expand to new areas, increasing threats to natural and socioeconomic assets. We explore the environmental and economic implications for the forest sector of climate-induced changes in wildfire regimes. To retain genericity while considering local...
Author(s): Miguel Rivière, F. Pimont, Philippe Delacote, Julien Ruffault, Antonello Lobianco, Thomas Opitz, Jean-Luc Dupuy
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Biodiversity conservation relies in part on enduring habitat in protected areas. In fire-prone ecosystems, shifts in species’ ranges will result both from changes in climate and fire-catalysed vegetation change, which could lead to niche contraction and undermine protected-area efficacy. We explored these dynamics for three...
Author(s): Tyler J. Hoecker, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In ecosystems where trees and grasses coexist, some grass species are found only in open habitats and others persist under trees. The persistence of shade intolerant grasses in ecosystems such as open woodlands and savannas depends on recurrent fires to open the tree canopy. Therefore, grasses that depend on open sites might benefit...
Author(s): Xiulin Gao, Dylan W. Schwilk
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires in the western United States (US) are increasingly expensive, destructive, and deadly. Reducing wildfire losses is particularly challenging when fires frequently start on one land tenure and damage natural or developed assets on other ownerships. Managing wildfire risk in multijurisdictional landscapes has recently become...
Author(s): William M. Downing, Christopher J. Dunn, Matthew P. Thompson, Michael D. Caggiano, Karen C. Short
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire is a primary disturbance in the world’s forested ecosystems and its impacts are projected to increase in many regions due to global climate change. Fire impacts have been studied for decades, but integrative assessments of its effects on multiple ecosystem services (ES) across scales are rare. We conducted a global analysis of...
Author(s): Jose V. Roces-Díaz, Cristina Santin, Jordi Martinez-Vilalta, Stefan H. Doerr
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Of all terrestrial biomes, grasslands are losing the most biodiversity the most rapidly, so there is a critical need to document and learn from large-scale restoration successes. In the Loess Canyons ecoregion of the Great Plains, USA, an association of private ranchers and natural resource agencies has led a multi-decadal,...
Author(s): Caleb P. Roberts, Rheinhardt Scholtz, Dillon T. Fogarty, Dirac Twidwell, Thomas L. Jr. Walker
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire regimes shape plant communities but are shifting with changing climate. More frequent fires of increasing intensity are burning across a broader range of seasons. Despite this, impacts that changes in fire season have on plant populations, or how they interact with other fire regime elements, are still relatively understudied....
Author(s): Alexandria M. Thomsen, Mark K. J. Ooi
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In fire-prone forests, postfire tree recovery may be limited by climate conditions and fire activity that exceed the range of conditions under which these forests evolved, leading to major shifts in forest structure and composition. Transformations of forest to sparse woodland, shrubland, or grassland are emerging in forests where...
Author(s): Tyler J. Hoecker, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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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).