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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 4,000 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 Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, 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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Fire is a natural element of the landscape and thus, the environment would be different as we know it without its presence. Fire is accepted as a vital force in shaping biomes and, to some extent, has allowed us to persist through time and became 'humans.' Fire can be a controversial topic because we can benefit from its role as a...
Author(s): Miriam Muñoz-Rojas, Paulo Pereira
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires are often perceived as destructive disturbances, but we propose that when integrating evolutionary and socioecological factors, fires in most ecosystems can be understood as natural processes that provide a variety of benefits to humankind. Wildfires generate open habitats that enable the evolution of a diversity of shade‐...
Author(s): Juli G. Pausas, Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Under the Firewise USA™ national recognition program, residents living in the wildland–urban interface have been taking action to reduce the wildfre hazards around the exterior of their homes and in the three home ignition zones on their properties (fg. 1). Both kinds of measures have been part of the national Firewise USA™...
Author(s): Cathy Prudhomme
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In response to an increasing risk of property loss from wildfires at the urban–wildland interface, there has been growing interest around the world in the plant characteristics of urban gardens that can be manipulated to minimize the chances of property damage or destruction. To date, considerable discussion of this issue can be...
Author(s): Brad R. Murray, Leigh J. Martin, Colin Brown, Daniel W. Krix, Megan L. Phillips
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Absher and Vaske conducted a mail survey of rural landowners in heavily forested counties along the Front Range of Colorado. They asked questions designed to measure respondents’ trust in (1) the information that the Forest Service provided regarding forest fires, and (2) the agency’s competency in responding to fires and conducting...
Author(s): Josh McDaniel
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Smoke Science Plan (SSP) was built upon personal interviews and an extensive web-based needs identification with scientists, fire managers, and air quality managers using online questionnaires (Riebau and Fox 2010a, 2010b). It is structured around four themes, which are conceptualized as complementary investigative areas to...
Author(s): Allen R. Riebau, Douglas G. Fox, Cindy Huber
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Each year, the wildfire season in the Western United States brings headlines and news reports, mostly factual but sometimes misleading. This year is no different, a case in point being “Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows” (Gillis 2017). Stories like this feed widespread misperceptions in the United States...
Author(s): Tom Tidwell
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The structures, patterns, and processes of the forests of the world develop from ecological interactions among hugely diverse types of organisms interacting with environmental factors at specific places and times on the Earth’s surface. The science of ecology helps us develop frameworks for understanding these structures, patterns...
Author(s): Dan Brinkley, Mark A. Adams, Todd Fredericksen, Jean Paul Laclau, Harri Mäkinen, Cindy E. Prescott
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Social science offers rich descriptions of relationships between wildland–urban interface residents and wildfire, but syntheses across different contexts might gloss over important differences. We investigate the potential extent of such differences using data collected consistently in sixty-eight Colorado communities and...
Author(s): James R. Meldrum, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Patricia A. Champ, Lilia C. Falk, Pamela Wilson, Christopher M. Barth
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire management agencies increasingly seek to understand what the public values and expects to be protected from wildfire and its management. Recent conceptual development demonstrates the utility of considering values at three levels of abstraction: localised valued entities such as people, places and objects; valued attributes...
Author(s): Kathryn J. Williams, Rebecca M. Ford, Andrea Rawluk
Year Published: 2018
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).