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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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Field experiments were conducted to examine the effects of disturbance frequency on invertebrates and periphyton colonizing bricks in a third order Rocky Mountain (USA) stream. After an initial colonization period (30 days), sets of bricks were turned over at intervals of 0, 3, 9, 27, or 54 days. Invertebrate species richness and...
Author(s): Christopher T. Robinson, G. Wayne Minshall
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This conceptual model of early seral shrub succession following clearcutting and broadcast burning synthesizes ideas from previous research and modeling approaches into a simple diagrammatic model of the critical successional influences and processes. Illustrative examples are drawn from observations...
Author(s): Penelope Morgan, Leon F. Neuenschwander
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
The history and influence of tires was studied at the forest- grassland ecotone in high valleys ofsouthwestern Montana. Inves- tigations were focused upon several sites having early landscape photographs and modern retakes that allow for detection of vege- tational changes. Fire intervals were determined for these sites by analyzing...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, George E. Gruell
Year Published: 1983
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The fire cycle in low-elevation mesic coniferous forests of the Bitterroot Canyons, Montana, has changed from about 60 years before European settlement to about 7500 years between 1910 and 1980. The decreased fire frequency may be responsible for increased severity of western spruce bud worm outbreaks (Choristoneuraoccidentalis...
Author(s): Bruce McCune
Year Published: 1983
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Provides information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring east of the Continental Divide in Montana. Identifies "Fire Groups" of habitat types based on fire's role in forest succession. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.
Author(s): William C. Fischer, Bruce D. Clayton
Year Published: 1983
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Abstract (1) Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) store a mean of only 3.7 whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) seeds per cache, which reduces competition for moisture and space. The mean depth at which seeds are stored, 2.0 cm, is compatible with germination requirements, and many sites selected appear suitable for seed...
Author(s): Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is known to have its seeds harvested and cached in the soil by Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), and unretrieved seeds are known to be capable of germinating and establishing new pines. Many other vertebrates also harvest and feed on these seeds, however, and the roles of these animals as...
Author(s): H.E. Hutchins, R. M. Lanner
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This report summarizes available information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring on the Lolo National Forest. The Lolo National Forest habitat types are grouped into 10 Fire Groups based primarily on fire's role in forest succession. For each Fire Group, information is presented on (1) the relationship...
Author(s): Kathleen M. Davis, Bruce D. Clayton, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Provides information on wildlife habitat condition and trend on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the Jackson Hole Region of Wyoming by analysis of broad plant communities. Visual evidence of condition and trend are provided in Volume I, The Photo Record. Management implications are included.
Author(s): George E. Gruell
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Many species of insects and diseases create residues that predispose forests to fire. Conversely, natural factors such as fire, wind-throw, and other agents create forest residues that predispose forests to diseases and insects, including bark and cambium beetles, wood borers, and others. Man-made residues also predispose forests to...
Author(s): David G. Fellin
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).