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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.

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Fire is one of Earth's most potent agents of ecological change. This Special Issue comes in the wake of a series of extreme wildfires across the world, from the Amazon, to Siberia, California, Portugal, South Africa and eastern Australia (Duane et al., 2021). These “megafires,” variously defined according to their size, intensity,...
Author(s): Dale G. Nimmo, Alan N. Andersen, Sally Archibald, Matthias M. Boer, Lluis Brotons, Catherine L. Parr, Morgan W. Tingley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We evaluated the effects of postfire management on forest structure in mixed-conifer forests of northeastern Washington, USA. Postfire treatments were harvest-only, harvest combined with planting, planting-only, and postfire prescribed fire. We used aerial light detection and ranging (LiDAR) to measure vertical and horizontal...
Author(s): C. Alina Cansler, Van R. Kane, Bryce N. Bartl-Geller, Derek J. Churchill, Paul F. Hessburg, Nicholas A. Povak, James A. Lutz, Jonathan T. Kane, Andrew J. Larson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The future of dry forests around the world is uncertain given predictions that rising temperatures and enhanced aridity will increase drought-induced tree mortality. Using forest management and ecological restoration to reduce density and competition for water offers one of the few pathways that forests managers can potentially...
Author(s): John Bradford, Robert K. Shriver, Marcos D. Robles, Lisa McCauley, Travis J. Woolley, Caitlin M. Andrews, Michael A. Crimmins, David M. Bell
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Belowground bud bank regeneration is a successful strategy for plants in fire-prone communities. It depends on the number and location of dormant and viable buds stored on belowground organs. A highly diverse belowground bud-bearing organ system maintained by a frequent interval of fire events guarantees the supply of a bud bank...
Author(s): Aline Bertolosi Bombo, Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória, Alessandra Fidelis
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Many ecologically important high elevation five-needle white pine (HEFNP) forests that historically dominated upper subalpine landscapes of western North America are now being impacted by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus spp.) outbreaks, the exotic disease white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), and altered fire regimes....
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Anna W. Schoettle, Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Fire is a multifaceted force. Fire activity and risk of fire incidence across US forested ecosystems have accelerated over the last two decades. At the same time, human land-use choices and climate change interacted with fire, in an era we are called to meet specific sustainability goals of reducing CO2 emissions and...
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Burn severity in forests is commonly assessed in the field with visual ordinal estimates such as the Composite Burn Index (CBI). However, how CBI (a composite of several individual field measures) relates to independent quantitative measures of burn severity (e.g. fire-caused tree mortality, surface charring) has not been widely...
Author(s): Saba Saberi, Michelle Agne, Brian J. Harvey
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Although bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) and tailed frogs (Ascaphus montanus) have co-existed in forested Pacific Northwest streams for millennia, these iconic cold-water specialists are experiencing rapid environmental change caused by a warming climate and enhanced wildfire activity. Our goal was to inform future conservation...
Author(s): David S. Pilliod, Robert S. Arkle, Russell F. Thurow, Daniel J. Isaak
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate and land-use changes are expected to increase the future occurrence of wildfires, with potentially devastating consequences for freshwater species and ecosystems. Wildfires that burn in close proximity to freshwater systems can significantly alter the physicochemical properties of water. Following wildfires and heavy rain,...
Author(s): Daniel F. Gomez Isaza, Rebecca L. Cramp, Craig E. Franklin
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Building fire-adaptive communities and fostering fire-resilient landscapes have become two of the main research strands of wildfire science that go beyond strictly biophysical viewpoints and call for the integration of complementary visions of landscapes and the communities living there, with their legacy of knowledge and subjective...
Author(s): Carmen Vazquez-Varela, José M. Martínez-Navarro, Luisa Abad-González
Year Published: 2022
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).