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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.

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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Forests store a large amount of terrestrial carbon, but this storage capacity is vulnerable to wildfire. Combustion, and subsequent tree mortality and soil erosion, can lead to increased carbon release and decreased carbon uptake. Previous work has shown that non-constant fire return intervals over the past 4000 years strongly...
Author(s): Kristina J. Bartowitz, Philip E. Higuera, Bryan N. Shuman, Kendra K. McLauchlan, Tara W. Hudiburg
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Conifer forests of the western US are historically well adapted to wildfires, but current warming is creating novel disturbance regimes that may fundamentally change future forest dynamics. Stand‐replacing fires can catalyze forest reorganization by providing periodic opportunities for establishment of new tree cohorts that set the...
Author(s): M. Allison Stegner, Monica G. Turner, Virginia Iglesias, Cathy L. Whitlock
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Analysis and 14C dating of charcoal fragments ≥2 mm buried in mineral soils make it possible to obtain a stand-scale portrait of Holocene fires that occurred in well-drained, fire-prone environments, as well as changes in forest stand composition over time, based on botanical identification of charcoals. However, it is not always...
Author(s): Pierre-Luc Couillard, Joanie Tremblay, Martin Lavoie, Serge Payette
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Ecological properties governed by threshold relationships can exhibit heightened sensitivity to climate, creating an inherent source of uncertainty when anticipating future change. We investigated the impact of threshold relationships on our ability to project ecological change outside the observational record (e.g., the 21st...
Author(s): Adam M. Young, Philip E. Higuera, John T. Abatzoglou, Paul A. Duffy, Feng Sheng Hu
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
(1) Background: Frequent fire, climate variability, and human activities collectively influence savanna ecosystems. The relative role of these three factors likely varies on interannual, decadal, and centennial timescales. Here, we tested if Euro-American activities uncoupled drought and fire frequencies relative to previous...
Author(s): Berangere Leys, Daniel Griffin, Evan R. Larson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This year, Smokey Bear turns 75. Think about that for a second-a public service announcement campaign just turned three-quarters of a century old! The Smokey program is the longest running public service announcement campaign in U.S. history and is still running strong. The campaign's simple fire prevention message, delivered by an...
Author(s): Lincoln Bramwell
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paleofire studies frequently discount the impact of human activities in past fire regimes. Globally, we know that a common pattern of anthropogenic burning regimes is to burn many small patches at high frequency, thereby generating landscape heterogeneity. Is this type of anthropogenic pyrodiversity necessarily obscured in paleofire...
Author(s): Christopher I. Roos, Grant J. Williamson, David M. J. S. Bowman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Conifer forests of the western US are historically well adapted to wildfires, but current warming is creating novel disturbance regimes that may fundamentally change future forest dynamics. Stand‐replacing fires can catalyze forest reorganization by providing periodic opportunities for establishment of new tree cohorts that set the...
Author(s): M. Allison Stegner, Monica G. Turner, Virginia Iglesias, Cathy L. Whitlock
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An understanding of how historical fire and structure in dry forests (ponderosa pine, dry mixed conifer) varied across the western United States remains incomplete. Yet, fire strongly affects ecosystem services, and forest restoration programs are underway. We used General Land Office survey reconstructions from the late 1800s...
Author(s): William L. Baker, Mark A. Williams
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An understanding of how historical fire and structure in dry forests (ponderosa pine, dry mixed conifer) varied across the western USA remains incomplete. Yet, fire strongly affects ecosystem services, and forest restoration programs are underway. We used General Land Office survey reconstructions from the late-1800s across 11...
Author(s): William L. Baker, Mark A. Williams
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).