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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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Key message: We have explored the impacts of forest thinning on wildland fire behavior using a process based model. Simulating different degrees of thinning, we found out that forest thinning should be conducted cautiously as there could be a wide range of outcomes depending upon the post-thinning states of fuel availability, fuel...
Author(s): Tirtha Banerjee
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a critical forest species of Northern Rocky Mountain upper subalpine ecosystems, yet little is known about the physiological response of whitebark pine to disturbance (e.g. fire, bark beetles, and pathogens) across a range of diverse environmental gradients. Resin-based defenses have long been...
Author(s): Nickolas E. Kichas, Sharon M. Hood, Gregory T. Pederson, Richard G. Everett, Dave McWethy
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Improving decision processes and the informational basis upon which decisions are made in pursuit of safer and more effective fire response have become key priorities of the fire research community. One area of emphasis is bridging the gap between fire researchers and managers through development of application-focused,...
Author(s): Francisco Rodriguez y Silva, Christopher D. O'Connor, Matthew P. Thompson, Juan Ramón Molina Martínez, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: Science plays a critical role in natural resource management, and the use of science in decision-making is mandated by several policy initiatives. Other disciplines have documented the challenges associated with applying science to management and possible solutions to overcoming challenges, but the evaluation of...
Author(s): Molly E. Hunter, Melanie M. Colavito, Vita Wright
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Indigenous fire management is experiencing a resurgence worldwide. Northern Australia is the world leader in Indigenous savanna burning, delivering social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits. In 2016, a greenhouse gas abatement fire program commenced in the savannas of south-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory,...
Author(s): Michelle McKemey, Emilie Ens, Yugul Mangi Rangers, Oliver Costello, Nick Reid
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Developing standardised classification of post-fire responses is essential for globally consistent comparisons of woody vegetation communities. Existing classification systems are based on responses of species growing in fire-prone environments. To accommodate species that occur in rarely burnt environments, we have suggested some...
Author(s): Lynda D. Prior, David M. J. S. Bowman
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This is the first part of two papers concerning fire-spotting generated fires. In this part we deal with the impact of macroscale factors, such as the atmospheric stability, and in the second part we deal with mesoscale factors, such as the flame geometry. For this study we adopt an approach where the motion of the front is split...
Author(s): Vera N. Egorova, Andrea Trucchia, Gianni Pagnini
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuels are highly variable and dynamic in space and time, and fuel loading can vary considerably even within fine spatial scales and within specific fuel types, such as downed wood or organic soils. Given this inherent variability in fuel loadings, it is not good practice to represent all instances of a fuel type by the same set of...
Author(s): Nancy H. F. French, Michael Billmire, Susan J. Prichard, Maureen C. Kennedy, Donald McKenzie, Narasimhan K. Larkin, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Novel combinations of fire regime and forest type are emerging in areas affected by climate change, fire exclusion, and other stressors. Species interactions following wildfire in these areas are not well understood. In Sierra Nevada mixed‐conifer forests, large patches of stand‐replacing fire were once rare but are becoming...
Author(s): Carmen L. Tubbesing, Robert A. York, Scott L. Stephens, John J. Battles
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
During the past century, systematic wildfire suppression has decreased fire frequency and increased fire severity in the western United States of America. While this has resulted in large ecological changes aboveground such as altered tree species composition and increased forest density, little is known about the long‐term,...
Author(s): Nicholas C. Dove, Hugh Safford, Gabrielle N. Bohlman, Becky L. Estes, Stephen C. Hart
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).