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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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Perennial grasses are often seeded after disturbances to provide ecosystem services and prevent invasive plant dominance. However, there is widespread disagreement over the use of native compared to introduced grasses. In Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. wyomingensis Beetle & A. Young) communities,...
Author(s): Kirk W. Davies, Chad S. Boyd
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Question: Reliable estimates of understory (non-tree) plant cover following fire are essential to assess early forest community recovery. Photographic digital image analysis (DIA) is frequently used in seral, single-strata vegetation, given its greater objectivity and repeatability compared to observer visual estimation; however,...
Author(s): Brandi E. Wheeler, Andrew J. Andrade, Elizabeth R. Pansing, Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This data publication contains a spatial database of wildfires that occurred in the United States from 1992 to 2018. It is the fourth update of a publication originally generated to support the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal, state, and local fire...
Author(s): Karen C. Short
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire and fuel management is a high priority in North American sagebrush ecosystems where the expansion of piñon and juniper trees and the invasion of nonnative annual grasses are altering fire regimes and resulting in loss of sagebrush species and habitat. We evaluated 10‐yr effects of woody fuel treatments on sagebrush recruitment...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, Alexandra K. Urza, David Board, Richard F. Miller, David A. Pyke, Bruce A. Roundy, Eugene Schupp, Robin J. Tausch
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate warming and increased frequency and severity of wildfires have the potential to undermine forest resilience to wildfires. Species demography implies that vegetation responses to fires depend on a series of population filters, including adult survival, seed availability, germination, establishment, and survival; the impacts...
Author(s): Kyra D. Wolf, Philip E. Higuera, Kimberley T. Davis
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Understanding how abiotic disturbance and biotic interactions determine pollinator and flowering‐plant diversity is critically important given global climate change and widespread pollinator declines. To predict responses of pollinators and flowering‐plant communities to changes in wildfire disturbance, a mechanistic understanding...
Author(s): Joseph A. LaManna, Laura A. Burkle, R. Travis Belote, Jonathan A. Myers
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Changing wildfire regimes are causing rapid shifts in forests worldwide. In particular, forested landscapes that burn repeatedly in relatively quick succession may be at risk of conversion when pre‐fire vegetation cannot recover between fires. Fire refugia (areas that burn less frequently or severely than the surrounding landscape)...
Author(s): William M. Downing, Garrett W. Meigs, Matthew J. Gregory, Meg A. Krawchuk
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The idea that not all fire regimes are created equal is a central theme in fire research and conservation. Fire frequency (i.e., temporal scale) is likely the most studied fire regime attribute as it relates to conservation of fireadapted ecosystems. Generally, research converges on fire frequency as the primary filter in plant...
Author(s): David Mason, Marcus A. Lashley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A primary aim of U.S. fire management is to foster communities who can adapt to wildfire as a reoccurring process on the landscapes in which they live. Such fire adapted communities should ideally have the ability to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires by mitigating the threat to property, land value and...
Author(s): Alex W. Kirkpatrick
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Recent wildland fire disasters have attracted interest from a variety of disciplines seeking to reduce impacts of fire on people and natural resources. Architecture, insurance and reinsurance, city and county government, and engineering sectors have contributed ideas to mitigate or avoid damage during wildland fires. This paper...
Author(s): Mark A. Finney
Year Published: 2021
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).