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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 4,000 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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Because wildfires don’t stop at ownership boundaries, managers from governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Northern Colorado are taking steps to pro-actively “co-manage” wildfire risk through the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative (NCFC).For this research project, co-management refers to the collective actions taken...
Author(s): Tony S. Cheng, Michael D. Caggiano
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Restoration of non-sprouting shrubs after wildfire is increasingly becoming a management priority. In the western U.S., Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. wyomingensis Beetle & Young) restoration is a high priority, but sagebrush establishment from seed is sporadic. In contrast, planting seedlings often...
Author(s): Kirk W. Davies, Jonathan D. Bates, Chad S. Boyd
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elevated wildfire activity in many regions in recent decades has increased concerns about the short‐ and long‐term effects on water quantity, quality, and aquatic ecosystem health. Often, loss of canopy interception and transpiration, along with changes in soil structural properties, leads to elevated total annual water yields, peak...
Author(s): Ryan J. Niemeyer, Kevin D. Bladon, Richard D. Woodsmith
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this issue, we include topics from the importance of biocrusts on invasive versus native plant establishment, effects of dryland restoration on invasive plants, using native seed mixes (rather than nonnative grass mixes) to inhibit cheatgrass invasion after fire, and exploring volatiles of high-elevation pines to better...
Author(s): Justin B. Runyon
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Dryland ecosystems may be especially vulnerable to expected 21st century increases in temperature and aridity because they are tightly controlled by moisture availability. However, climate impact assessments in drylands are difficult because ecological dynamics are dictated by drought conditions that are difficult to define and...
Author(s): John Bradford, Daniel Schlaepfer, William Lauenroth, Kyle Palmquist
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Ecological disturbance is a major driver of ecosystem structure and evolutionary selection, and theory predicts that the frequency and/or intensity of disturbance should determine its effects on communities. However, adaptations of species pools to different historical disturbance regimes are rarely considered in the...
Author(s): Jesse E. D. Miller, Hugh Safford
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paleoecological records detailing fire and vegetation histories during previous interglacials are extremely rare. We present a unique, high-resolution, 10-m long record of fire from a high elevation conifer-dominated site - the Snowmastodon (Ziegler Reservoir) site - in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA, for the period spanning MIS...
Author(s): R. Scott Anderson, Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Monique Belanger, Christy E. Briles
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Central to public health risk communication is understanding the perspectives and shared values among individuals who need the information. Using the responses from a Smoke Sense citizen science project, we examined perspectives on the issue of wildfire smoke as a health risk in relation to an individual's preparedness to adopt...
Author(s): Mary Clare Hano, Steven E. Prince, Linda Wei, Bryan Hubbell, Ana G. Rappold
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Assessing wildfire risk presents several challenges due to uncertainty in fuel flammability and ignition potential. Live fuel moisture content (LFMC) - the mass of water per unit dry biomass in vegetation - exerts a direct control on fuel ignitability, fuel availability and fire spread, and is thus an important parameter in...
Author(s): Krishna Rao, A. Park Williams, Jacqueline Fortin Flefil, Alexandra G. Konings
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In large-scale mass fires generated in forests or by a nuclear event, the area of the fire is large (diameter 1 or more kilometers) whereas the flame height is relatively small (less than 10 m) creating a large turbulent buoyant plume. This paper determines a correlation for the magnitude of velocity such a flow generates near above...
Author(s): Michael Delichatsios, Jianping Zhang
Year Published: 2020
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).