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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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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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
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
Prescribed burning is used in Australia as a tool to manage fire risk and protect assets. A key challenge is deciding how to arrange the burns to generate the highest benefits to society. Studies have shown that prescribed burning in the wildland–urban interface (WUI) can reduce the risk of house loss due to wildfires, but the costs...
Author(s): Veronique Florec, Michael P. Burton, David J. Pannell, Joel K. Kelso, George J. Milne
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Even when they account for a large part of damages caused by forest fires on environmental and landscape services they are seldom included in the valuation of damage assessments. Some fires within natural parks have caused significantly larger impacts on these environmental and landscape services (nonmarket) than on market services...
Author(s): Juan Ramón Molina, Francisco Rodriguez y Silva
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Previously burned areas can influence the occurrence, extent, and severity of subsequent wildfires, which may influence expenditures on large fires. We develop a conceptual model of how interactions of fires with previously burned areas may influence fire management, fire behavior, expenditures, and test hypotheses using regression...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Christopher D. O'Connor, Matthew P. Thompson, Michael S. Hand
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
From mid-2002 to mid-2007, the State of Florida spent an average of $500,000 annually on fire prevention education to reduce four main types of fires ignited by humans: 1. debris-burning escapes, 2. campfire escapes, 3. children playing with fire, and 4. wildfires associated with smoking materials.
Author(s): L. Annie Hermansen-Baez, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T. Butry, Karen L. Abt, Ronda Sutphen
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The visibility, safety, and health effects of seasonal wildfires may affect recreational visits to national parks (NPs), even if fires occur outside of park boundaries. This study statistically quantifies the effect of nearby wildfire on tourist flows to each of Utah's five NPs (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and...
Author(s): Man-Kuen Kim, Paul M. Jakus
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest fires and their legacy form an inherently dynamic relationship between ecology and human uses of the forest. This paper provides an overview of the dynamic dimensions that are present in the aftermath of a fire. These include the evolution of social benefits as the ecology recovers and the role of discounting.
Author(s): Jeffrey Englin
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The estimated cost of fire in the United States is about $329 billion a year, yet there are gaps in the literature to measure the effectiveness of investment and to allocate resources optimally in fire protection. This article fills these gaps by creating data‐driven empirical and theoretical models to study the effectiveness of...
Author(s): Adam Behrendt, Vineet M. Payyappalli, Jun Zhuang
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing use of prescribed fires, as a fire management technique for preventing wildfires and reducing their impact, demands the development of tools that enable performing the necessary studies for determining application opportunities in the territory. The generation of interesting uses of this technique not only directed to...
Author(s): Francisco Rodriguez y Silva
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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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).