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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.

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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Coarse woody debris (CWD; large parts of dead trees) is a vital element of forest ecosystems, playing an important role in nutrient cycling, carbon storage, fire fuel, microhabitats, and overall forest structure. However, there is a lack of effective tools for identifying and mapping both standing (snags) and downed (logs) CWD in...
Author(s): Gustavo Lopes Queiroz, Gregory J. McDermid, Guillermo Castilla, Julia Linke, Mir Mustafizur Rahman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Context: Lack of quantitative observations of extent, frequency, and severity of large historical fires constrains awareness of departure of contemporary conditions from those that demonstrated resistance and resilience to frequent fire and recurring drought. Objectives: Compare historical and contemporary fire and forest...
Author(s): R. Keala Hagmann, Andrew G. Merschel, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Plant invasions can affect fuel characteristics, fire behavior, and fire regimes resulting in invasive plant-fire cycles and alternative, self-perpetuating states that can be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse. Concepts related to general resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive plants provide the basis for...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, Matthew L. Brooks, Matthew J. Germino, Jeremy D. Maestas, David Board, Matthew O. Jones, Brady W. Allred
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The estimated cost of fire in the United States is about $329 billion a year, yet there are gaps in the literature to measure the effectiveness of investment and to allocate resources optimally in fire protection. This article fills these gaps by creating data‐driven empirical and theoretical models to study the effectiveness of...
Author(s): Adam Behrendt, Vineet M. Payyappalli, Jun Zhuang
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the managed forest of Canada, forest fires are actively suppressed through efficient initial attack capability; however, the impact of different factors on the suppression success remains to be understood. The aim of this paper was to analyze the influence of operational suppression objectives (fire detection, initial attack, and...
Author(s): Adrián Cardil, Miren Lorente, Dominique Boucher, Jonathan Boucher, Sylvie Gauthier
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robust tree regeneration following high‐severity wildfire is key to the resilience of subalpine and boreal forests, and 21st century climate could initiate abrupt change in forests if postfire temperature and soil moisture become less suitable for tree seedling establishment. Using two widespread conifer species, lodgepole pine (...
Author(s): Winslow D. Hansen, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland firefighters in the United States are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs. Although vehicle accidents and aircraft mishaps claim the most lives, situations where firefighters are caught in a life-threatening, fire behaviour-related event (i.e. an entrapment) constitute a considerable danger because...
Author(s): Wesley G. Page, Patrick H. Freeborn, Bret W. Butler, William Matt Jolly
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Inventory & Monitoring Division of the U.S. National Park Service conducts long-term monitoring to provide park managers information on the status and trends in biological and environmental attributes including white pines. White pines are foundational species in many subalpine ecosystems and are currently experiencing...
Author(s): Jonathan C. B. Nesmith, Micah Wright, Erik S. Jules, Shawn T. McKinney
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Many studies of ecological disturbance highlight the unexpected impact that compounded disturbances have on communities. One of the well-studied mechanisms by which forest wind and fire disturbances interact is that wind damage increases flammable fuels-amplifying the effects of fire-leading to unexpected changes in vegetation...
Author(s): Jeffery B. Cannon, Suzanne K. Henderson, Michael H. Bailey, Chris J. Peterson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The emergence of affordable unmanned aerial systems (UAS) creates new opportunities to study fire behavior and ecosystem pattern-process relationships. A rotor-wing UAS hovering above a fire provides a static, scalable sensing platform that can characterize terrain, vegetation, and fire coincidently. Here, we present methods for...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Carl A. Seielstad, Matthew R. Cunningham, Valentijn Hoff, Russell A. Parsons, Lloyd P. Queen, Katie Sauerbrey, Tim Wallace
Year Published: 2019
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).