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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 4,700 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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Focusing on the 1974 Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 514 crash, Tompkins discusses the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation of the crash and points to communication between the pilot and controllers and communication between airline organizations as principle contributors to the tragedy. Using this analysis...
Author(s): Phillip K. Tompkins
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Military misfortunes are complex and involve not only individual failures in judgment or action, but also organizational failures rooted in the values each military organization upholds. This book uses examples from several military battles to highlight the need for military operations and organizations that: 1) learn from past...
Author(s): Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article discusses social considerations with respect to public wildland forest fire policy. Social attitudes, beliefs and behavioral intentions of wildland fire are described as well as the public's knowledge of the effects of fire. This study details these social issues with regards to the 'let burn' policy and the 1988 fires...
Author(s): Michael J. Manfredo, Martin Fishbein, Glenn E. Haas, Alan E. Watson
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire has been used inconsistently to manage native and tame grasslands in the Northern Great Plains (NGP) of the north-central U.S. and south-central Canada, particularly the grasslands found in prairies, plains, agricultural land retirement programs, and moist soil sites. This has happened for three primary reasons: (1) the...
Author(s): Kenneth F. Higgins, Arnold D. Kruse, James L. Piehl
Year Published: 1989
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Includes 25 invited papers and panel discussions, 6 workshop reports, and 15 poster papers that focus on the escalating problem of wildfire in wildland residential areas throughout the western United States and Canada.
Author(s): William C. Fischer, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1988
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
The future of wildland fire management depends on the course chosen by fire managers today. Our responsiveness to issues will determine how much we influence where we go. Economics in concert with a better appreciation of fire's role in ecosystem dynamics will significantly alter fire management as we know it today. Public subsidies...
Author(s): James B. Webb
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
An increment borer is a precision instrument specially designed to extract a thin cylinder of wood from a tree, shrub, log or pole. It is available in a variety of sizes ranging in length from 4 inches to 40 inches. Although the increment borer is essentially a very simple instrument, it is relatively expensive. Proper operation and...
Author(s): James K. Agee, Mark H. Huff
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This publication is not available online.  It will have to be ordered from a library.
Author(s): Kendall L. Johnson
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Visitors to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, MT, were asked about their knowledge of fire effects and attitudes toward fire management in wilderness settings. In comparison to a similar 1971 study, visitors were more knowledgeable about fire effects and more supportive of fire management rather than fire suppression. About half the...
Author(s): Stephen F. McCool, George H. Stankey
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
According to Janis, groupthink occurs when “members of any small cohesive group tend to maintain esprit de corps by unconsciously developing a number of shared illusions and related norms that interfere with critical thinking and reality testing”. Groupthink can lead to group members making faulty decisions together because they...
Author(s): Irving L. Janis
Year Published: 1972
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).