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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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The immediate impacts of watershed disturbances such as forest fires, debris flows, and hyperconcentrated flows to lotic systems can include the local decimation of fish, amphibian, and insect populations, but the long-term impacts to biota may have more to do with the trajectory of stream habitat recovery from disturbance. This...
Author(s): C. W. Welcker, John M. Buffington, Bruce E. Rieman, Charles H. Luce, J. A. McKean
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) 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' taxonomy...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Synthesis
In northern Rocky Mountain moist forests, riparian systems contain many attributes that create unique biophysical conditions that alter disturbances and microenvironments; thus creating distinct forest structures, species composition, and management challenges. For example, browsing, limited opening size, competition from...
Author(s): Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Debris flows and hyperconcentrated flows immediately impact streams by changing channel morphology, grain size, sediment storage and transport, amount of incision, riparian vegetation, large woody debris dynamics, and extirpating fish, amphibian, and insect populations. In central Idaho, these disturbances are commonly triggered by...
Author(s): C. W. Welcker, John M. Buffington, Bruce E. Rieman, Charles H. Luce, J. A. McKean
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Lewis's woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a locally common but patchily distributed woodpecker species usually seen in open forests of western North America. The combination of its sporadic distribution, its diet of adult-stage free-living insects (primarily aerial), its preference to nest in burned landscapes, and its variable...
Author(s): Stephen C. Abele, Victoria A. Saab, Edward O. Garton
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Sonchus arvensis (perennial sowthistle) 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): Jack McWilliams
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Synthesis
In 2000, wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres on the Bitterroot National Forest of Montana and nearly 1.5 million acres in the Northern and Intermountain Regions. These fires increased light and nutrient levels, reduced plant competition, and increased exposure of bare soil. These conditions favor the invasion and expansion of...
Author(s): Elaine Kennedy Sutherland
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Understanding of the effects of wildland fire and fire management on aquatic and riparian ecosystems is an evolving field, with many questions still to be resolved. Limitations of current knowledge, and the certainty that fire management will continue, underscore the need to summarize available information. Integrating fire and...
Author(s): Peter A. Bisson, Bruce E. Rieman, Charles H. Luce, Paul F. Hessburg, Danny C. Lee, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Gordon H. Reeves, Robert E. Gresswell
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Tamarix chinensis, Tamarix gallica, Tamarix parviflora, Tamarix ramosissima (tamarisk, French tamarisk, small-flowered tamarisk, saltcedar) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Synthesis
Despite the numerous values of riparian areas and the recognition of fire as a critical natural disturbance, few studies have investigated the behavior, properties, and influence of natural fire in riparian areas of the western USA. Riparian areas frequently differ from adjacent uplands in vegetative composition and structure,...
Author(s): Kathleen A. Dwire, J. Boone Kauffman
Year Published: 2003
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).