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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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Safety zones (SZs) are critical tools that can be used by wildland firefighters to avoid injury or fatality when engaging a fire. Effective SZs provide safe separation distance (SSD) from surrounding flames, ensuring that a fire’s heat cannot cause burn injury to firefighters within the SZ. Evaluating SSD on the ground can be...
Author(s): Michael J. Campbell, Philip E. Dennison, Matthew P. Thompson, Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, has grown rapidly over the past two decades and continues to expand at a rapid pace. This has resulted in the production of many research papers addressing the use of UAVs in a variety of applications, such as forest firefighting. The main purpose of this...
Author(s): Ihab L. Hussein Alsammak, Moamin A. Mahmoud, Hazleen Aris, Muhana AlKilabi, Mohammed Najah Mahdi
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Synthesis
Addressing the challenges of wildland fire requires that fire science be relevant to management and integrated into management decisions. Co-production is often touted as a process that can increase the utility of science for management, by involving scientists and managers in knowledge creation and problem solving. Despite the...
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Numerous research works, numerical simulations and real experiments have been dedicated to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) before, during and after wildfire occurrences, for multiple purposes including terrain and vegetation mapping for fire risk assessment and prevention, surveillance, fire detection and monitoring,...
Author(s): Carlos Viegas, Babak Chehreh, José Andrade, João Lourenço
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Evacuation is considered by many to be the safest action for residents to take when threatened by a wildfire. However, not all residents agree and evacuate in the face of an approaching wildfire, instead preferring to stay and defend their properties or else wait and see how the threat evolves before making a decision. There exists...
Author(s): Alex W. Kirkpatrick
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Wildland fire management decision-makers need to quickly understand large amounts of quantitative information under stressful conditions. Categorization and visualization 'schemes' have long been used to help, but how they are done affects the speed and accuracy of interpretation. Using traditional fire management schemes can unduly...
Author(s): Den Boychuk, Colin B. McFayden, Douglas G. Woolford, B. Mike Wotton, Aaron Stacey, Jordan Evens, Chelene C. Krezek-Hanes, Melanie J. Wheatley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Evaluating the impact of wildland fires on landscapes, a pursuit increasingly supported by remote sensing techniques, requires an understanding of wildfire dynamics. This research highlights the main insights from the literature related to “wildfires” and “remote sensing” published between 1991 and 2020. The Scopus database was used...
Author(s): Sarah Moura Batista dos Santos, A. Bento-Gonçalves, A. Vieira
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Significance: The coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, led to strict social-distancing guidelines that severely impacted human livelihood and economic activity. Workplace closures reduced travel, and early in spring 2020, improvements in air and water quality, reduced seismic activity, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions were...
Author(s): Ben Poulter, Patrick H. Freeborn, William Matt Jolly, J. Morgan Varner
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Pyrodiversity is the spatial or temporal variability in fire effects across a land- scape. Multiple ecological hypotheses, when applied to the context of post- fire sys- tems, suggest that high pyrodiversity will lead to high biodiversity. This resultant “pyrodiversity– biodiversity” hypothesis has grown popular but has...
Author(s): Gavin M. Jones, Morgan W. Tingley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Decision support systems (DSSs) are increasingly common in forest and wildfire planning and management in the United States. Recent policy direction and frameworks call for collaborative assessment of wildfire risk to inform fuels treatment prioritization using the best available science. There are numerous DSSs applicable to forest...
Author(s): Melanie M. Colavito
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).