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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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Two decades of uncharacteristically severe wildfires have caused government and private land managers to actively reduce hazardous fuels to lessen wildfire severity in western forests, including riparian areas. Because riparian fuel treatments are a fairly new management strategy, we set out to document their frequency and extent on...
Author(s): Katharine R. Stone, David S. Pilliod, Kathleen A. Dwire, Charles C. Rhoades, Sherry P. Wollrab, Michael K. Young
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Polygonum aviculare (prostrate knotweed) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species'...
Author(s): Katharine R. Stone
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Synthesis
Forest managers use prescribed fire to reduce wildfire risk and to provide resource benefits, yet little information is available on whether prescribed fires can function as ecological surrogates for wildfire in fire-prone landscapes. Information on impacts and benefits of this management tool on stream and riparian ecosystems is...
Author(s): Robert S. Arkle, David S. Pilliod
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Populus alba, Populus x canescens, Populus x heimburgeri, Populus x rouleauiana, Populus x tomentosa (white poplar, gray poplar, Heimburger's poplar, Roulwau's poplar, Chinese white poplar) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of...
Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Synthesis
Crown ratio is the proportion of total tree length supporting live foliage. Inventory programs of the US Forest Service generally define crown ratio in terms of compacted or uncompacted measurements. Measurement of compacted crown ratio (CCR) involves envisioning the transfer of lower branches of trees with asymmetric crowns to fill...
Author(s): Chris Toney, Matthew C. Reeves
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The potential for fire to negatively impact habitat that supports a threatened or endangered species, either directly or indirectly through phenomena such as debris flows, presents resource managers with a tough choice: treat fuels to reduce the risk of fire but potentially degrade stream habitat or do not treat fuels knowing an...
Author(s): Charles H. Luce, Bruce E. Rieman, Paul F. Hessburg, Anne E. Black, Matthew R. Dare
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Despite the increasing recognition of riparian zones as important ecotones that link terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and of fire as a critical natural disturbance, much remains unknown regarding the influence of fire on stream-riparian ecosystems. To further this understanding, we evaluated the effects of mixed severity wildfire...
Author(s): Breeanne K. Jackson, S. Mazeika P. Sullivan
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Carex rostrata, Carex utriculata (swollen beaked sedge, Northwest Territory sedge) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the...
Author(s): Michelle B. Anderson
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Synthesis
Quantifying the historical range and variability of landscape composition and structure using simulation modeling is becoming an important means of assessing current landscape condition and prioritizing landscapes for ecosystem restoration. However, most simulated time series are generated using static climate conditions which fail...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Lisa M. Holsinger, Russell A. Parsons, Kathy L. Gray
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Carex rossii (Ross's sedge) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and...
Author(s): Michelle B. Anderson
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Synthesis

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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).