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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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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
Supporting wildfire management activities is frequently identified as a benefit of forest roads. As such, there is a growing body of research into forest road planning, construction, and maintenance to improve fire surveillance, prevention, access, and control operations. Of interest here is how road networks directly support fire...
Author(s): Matthew P. Thompson, Benjamin Gannon, Michael D. Caggiano
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The increasing occurrence of severe wildfires, coupled with the expansion of the wildland urban interface has increased the number of structures in danger of being destroyed by wildfires. Ignition by firebrands is a significant avenue for fire spread and structure loss; thus, understanding processes and parameters that control the...
Author(s): Derek Bean, David L. Blunck
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Private landowners are important actors in landscape-level wildfire risk management. Accordingly, wildfire programs and policy encourage wildland–urban interface homeowners to engage with local organizations to properly mitigate wildfire risk on their parcels. We investigate whether parcel-level wildfire risk assessment data,...
Author(s): James R. Meldrum, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Patricia A. Champ, Jamie Gomez, Hilary Byerly, Lilia C. Falk, Christopher M. Barth
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Formal regulation of private property and exploration of 'risk transmission' across ownerships are two popular means for addressing wildfire management at landscape scales. However, existing studies also indicate that a number of barriers exist for implementing formal regulations surrounding wildfire risk, and that few efforts gauge...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Amanda M. Stasiewicz, Catrin Edgeley
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
Wildfire is a growing global concern for rural and urban areas [1]. Statistics show that the intensity and negative consequences of wildfire have increased in recent decades creating serious challenges for fire and emergency services, as well as communities in the wildland-urban interface [2,3,4]. As an example, 85 people lost their...
Author(s): Xilei Zhao, Ruggiero Lovreglio, Erica D. Kuligowski, Daniel Nilsson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Computational natural wildfire simulation is a computing-intensive process. The process is also challenging because of the need to integrate data with wide spatial and temporal variability. Our study sought to simulate rapidly spreading natural wildfire with fidelity and quality through computational realization. We developed a...
Author(s): Bishrant Adhikari, Chen Xu, Paddington Hodza, Thomas A. Minckley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire severity is a key component of fire regimes, and understanding the factors affecting it is critical given the increasing incidence of wildfires globally. We quantified the factors affecting the severity of the 2019–2020 fires in Victoria, southeastern Australia. We constructed statistical models of relationships between fire...
Author(s): David B. Lindenmayer, Chris Taylor, Wade Blanchard
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
To support improved wildfire incident decision-making, in 2017 the US Forest Service (Forest Service) implemented risk-informed tools and processes, together known as Risk Management Assistance (RMA). The Forest Service is developing tools such as RMA to improve wildfire decision-making and implements these tools in complex...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Lauren Miller, S. Michelle Greiner, Chad Kooistra
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).