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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.

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Wildfires in forest ecosystems have been well studied, while wildfires in rangelands ecosystems have received less attention. This study evaluated temporal trends of large wildfires on rangelands in western US from 1984 to 2017, using the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) product (captured wildfires ≥405 ha in size in...
Author(s): Zheng Li, Jay P. Angerer, X. Ben Wu
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
While managed fire often produces clear changes in aboveground functional diversity, we know little about how fire affects belowground fauna and their mediation of biogeochemical processes. Because soil micro- and mesofauna, particularly nematodes, collembolans and mites, are significant contributors to nutrient and carbon cycling...
Author(s): Anita Antoninka, Kara Gibson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Forests store significant quantities of carbon, and accurate quantification of the fate of this carbon after fire is necessary for global carbon accounting. Pyrogenic carbon (PyC) encompasses various carbonaceous products of incomplete combustion formed during fires and has potential to act as a carbon sink for up to millennia, but...
Author(s): Alexandra Howell, Mario Bretfeld, Erica Belmont
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
After natural forest disturbances such as wildfires, windstorms and insect outbreaks, salvage logging is commonly applied to reduce economic losses and mitigate subsequent disturbance risk. However, this practice is controversial due to its potential ecological impacts, and its capacity to mitigate or increase the risk of subsequent...
Author(s): Alexandro B. Leverkus, Brian Buma, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Philip J. Burton, Emanuele Lingua, Raffaella Marzano, Simon Thorn
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The destruction of forest cover by wildfires has important consequences on the stability of forest ecosystems. It is well recognized that forests play a key role in regulating the hydrological cycle by modifying rainfall interception and evapotranspiration but also affecting hydrological and erosion responses of the soil surface....
Author(s): Paolo Porto, Giovanni Callegari
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is increasing in frequency and size in the western United States with climate change and invasive species such as cheatgrass. This increase is also causing an increase in the need for restoration techniques, especially in low-elevation, arid shrublands. Sagebrush shrublands are home to the threatened Gunnison sage-grouse...
Author(s): Madeline N. Grant-Hoffman, Heidi L. Plank
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Common land-surface disturbances in rangelands with potential to influence the resistance and resilience of the ecosystem include livestock grazing and fire. The impact of these land-use disturbances on the soil microbial community is important to understand because the soil microbial community provides and supports many ecosystem...
Author(s): Jacob Comer, Lora Perkins
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Global wildfire activity has experienced a dramatic surge since 2017. From Chile to Indonesia, unprecedented fire behavior has occurred in many areas worldwide including, but not limited to, Portugal, Siberia, Australia, the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and the Western US. This surge in global wildfire activity has led to a dramatic...
Author(s): Víctor Resco de Dios, Rachael H. Nolan
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pyrogenic carbon (PyC) is a ubiquitous legacy of wildfire in terrestrial soils, yet how it affects the growth and function of regenerating plants has received little research attention. We examined responses to a natural gradient of PyC deposition 5 years following a severe fire in a northern boreal forest, based on measurements of...
Author(s): Nigel V. Gale, Sean C. Thomas
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) represents the greatest ambient air pollution risk to health. Wildfires and managed burns, together referred to hereafter as ‘landscape’ fires, are a significant PM2.5 source in many regions worldwide, able to affect air quality in areas far away from the fires themselves. We use 0.125°, 3...
Author(s): Gareth Roberts, Martin J. Wooster
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).