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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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We used a value of information approach to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery as part of the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER), a US federal program that identifies imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural or cultural resources. We compared the costs...
Author(s): Richard Bernknopf, Yusuke Kuwayama, Reily Gibson, Jessica Blakely, Bethany Mabee, T. J. Clifford, Brad Quayle, Justin Epting, Terry Hardy, David C. Goodrich
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Modelling the spatial prioritisation of fuel treatments and their net effect on values at risk is an important area for applied work as economic damages from wildfire continue to grow. We model and demonstrate a cost-effective fuel treatment planning algorithm using two ecosystem services as benefits for which fuel treatments are...
Author(s): Jason Kreitler, Matthew P. Thompson, Nicole M. Vaillant, Todd J. Hawbaker
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There has been an increasing interest in the economic health cost from smoke exposure from wildfires in the past 20 years, particularly in the north-western USA that is reflected in an emergent literature. In this review, we provide an overview and discussion of studies since 2006 on the health impacts of wildfire smoke and of...
Author(s): Ruth Dittrich, Stuart McCallum
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In 2015, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Human Dimensions Program (hereafter U.S. Forest Service), and the University of Córdoba, Forest Engineering Department, Forest Fire Laboratory, Spain (hereafter University of Cordoba), entered into an official Memorandum of...
Author(s): Francisco Rodriguez y Silva, Juan Ramón Molina Martínez, Matthew P. Thompson, Kit O'Connor
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Restoration and rehabilitation treatments that manipulate vegetation can be expensive to implement but are infrequently evaluated to determine whether spending more improves intended outcomes. We assessed commonly implemented vegetation treatments and costs relative to their outcomes across sagebrush shrublands and pinyon‐juniper...
Author(s): Seth Munson, Ethan O. Yackulic, Lucas S. Bair, Stella M. Copeland, Kevin L. Gunnell
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent data show that fire concentration is becoming rather predominant in Southern European areas. Specifically, 2017–2018 were some of the worst years on record for fires in Europe. We conduct a survey among households in order to understand citizens' preferences towards fire prevention programs in Spain, aiming to reduce the...
Author(s): Maria Alló, Maria L. Loureiro
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bark beetles are primary disturbance agents in western US forests. Outbreaks affect goods and services associated with forest ecosystems including timber, water, fish and wildlife habitats and populations, recreation opportunities, and many others. They can also affect wildfire behavior and its intensity. Assessments and evaluations...
Author(s): Daniel W. McCollum, John E. Lundquist
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Post-incident studies provide direct and valuable information to further the scientific understanding of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. Most post-incident studies involve data collection in the field (i.e. a 'research field deployment'). In this review, technical reports of post-incident studies for WUI fire and other natural...
Author(s): Benjamin Gaudet, Albert Simeoni, Steven M. V. Gwynne, Erica D. Kuligowski, Noureddine Bénichou
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest fires at the wildland-urban interface are generating increasing losses due to the expansion of cities into adjacent forests. At the same time, urban green open spaces are highly valuable as sources of recreational, educational and aesthetic benefits. Tradeoffs may arise between the desire to preserve peri-urban forests for...
Author(s): Yaella Depietri, Daniel E. Orenstein
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire spread on forested landscapes depends on vegetation conditions across the landscape that affect the fire arrival probability and forest stand value. Landowners can control some forest characteristics that facilitate fire spread, and when a single landowner controls the entire landscape, a rational landowner accounts for spatial...
Author(s): Christopher J. Lauer, Claire A. Montgomery, Thomas G. Dietterich
Year Published: 2020
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).