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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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Background:The need for basic information on spatial distribution and abundance of plant species for research and management in semiarid ecosystems is frequently unmet. This need is particularly acute in the large areas impacted by megafires in sagebrush steppe ecosystems, which require frequently updated information about increases...
Author(s): Cara Applestein, Matthew J. Germino
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
Quantifying livelihood vulnerability to wildland fires in the United States is challenging because of the need to systematically integrate multidimensional variables into its analysis. We aim to measure wildfire threats amongst humans and their physical and social environment by developing a framework to calculate the livelihood...
Author(s): Janine A. Baijnath-Rodino, Mukesh Kumar, Margarita Rivera, Khoa D. Tran, Tirtha Banerjee
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pile burning is the most common method of logging residue disposal in Rocky Mountain forests. Though the high temperatures reached during burning affect numerous soil properties in the short term, the longer-term effects of the practice are less clear. We previously identified a 50-year time series of burn scars created after clear...
Author(s): Charles C. Rhoades, Timothy S. Fegel, Tahir Zaman, Paula J. Fornwalt, Susan Miller
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire size and frequency have increased in the western United States since the 1950s, but it is unclear how seeding treatments have altered fire regimes in arid steppe systems. We analyzed how the number of fires since 1955 and the fire return interval and frequency between 1995 and 2015 responded to seeding treatments,...
Author(s): Chris Bowman-Prideaux, Beth A. Newingham, Eva K. Strand
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Suppression of historic fire regimes in North America has altered successional stages and shifted vegetation communities, negatively impacting wildlife diversity in forests. Prescribed fire is often used to increase habitat for wildlife populations and diversity but monitoring of responses does not always capture nuanced differences...
Author(s): Dana J. Morin, Laurel Schablein, Nikole Simmons, Jean Lorber, Marek K. Smith
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Questions: Relative to a landscape with a mosaic of two sagebrush community types and increasing fire frequency, we asked: 1) Do vegetation characteristics vary significantly with number of times burned for each sagebrush community? 2) How do vegetation responses to different fire frequencies compare between the two sagebrush...
Author(s): Douglas J. Shinneman, Susan K. McIlroy, Marie-Anne de Graaff
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The dead foliage of scorched crowns is one of the most conspicuous signatures of wildland fires. Globally, crown scorch from fires in savannas, woodlands, and forests causes tree stress and death across diverse taxa. The term crown scorch, however, is inconsistently and ambiguously defined in the literature, causing confusion and...
Author(s): J. Morgan Varner, Sharon M. Hood, Doug P. Aubrey, Kara M. Yedinak, J. Kevin Hiers, William Matt Jolly, Timothy M. Shearman, Jennifer K. McDaniel, Joseph J. O'Brien, Eric Rowell
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is an important component of western U.S. forests, however knowledge concerning processes of aspen seedling establishment, survival, and growth is limited and frequently anecdotal. Following a widespread post-fire establishment event in southern Utah, we explored spatial establishment patterns of...
Author(s): Mark R. Kreider, Larissa L. Yocom
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Evacuation of residents during wildfire is a highly time-sensitive process. Available time may be limited. Previous research on other types of incident demonstrate that individuals delay their evacuation by first undertaking actions in response to the threat. However, currently there is little evidence of what actions individuals...
Author(s): Sandra Vaiciulyte, Lynn M. Hulse, Anand Veeraswamy, Edwin R. Galea
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).