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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.

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Public opinion of wildfire is often perceived to be negative and in support of fire suppression, even though research suggests public opinions have become more positive over the past few decades. However, most prior work on this topic has focused on homeowners in forested regions. In this study, we shift the lens to hikers in a...
Author(s): Alexandra Weill, Lauren M. Watson, Andrew Latimer
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire-stimulated flowering and fire-stimulated resprouting are associated traits common in plants that evolved in fire-prone habitats, e.g., Vellozia pyrantha, an iconic plant that has economic potential and is endemic to a fully protected area. By combining a natural phenomenon that drives demography and in situ evolution, we tested...
Author(s): Bárbara Paula dos Santos Borges, Andressa Priscila Piancó Santos Lima, Alone Lima-Brito, José Raniere Ferreira de Santana, Abel Augusto Conceição
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed fire is a vital tool for mitigating wildfire hazard and restoring ecosystems in many western North American forest types. However, there can be considerable variability in fuel consumption from prescribed burns, which affects both hazard mitigation and emissions. In the present study, data from replicated, repeat-entry...
Author(s): Jacob I. Levine, Brandon M. Collins, Robert A. York, Daniel E. Foster, Danny L. Fry, Scott L. Stephens
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: This paper describes Fires of Change, a collaborative art exhibit designed to communicate about the shifting fire regimes of the United States Southwest through the lens of multimedia art. The Southwest Fire Science Consortium and Landscape Conservation Initiative, both of which are boundary organizations that facilitate...
Author(s): Melanie M. Colavito, Barbara S. Wolfson, Andrea E. Thode, Collin M. Haffey, Carolyn Kimball
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Context: Fire in forested wildland urban interface (WUI) landscapes is increasing throughout the western United States. Spatial patterns of fuels treatments affect fire behavior, but it is unclear how fire risk and fuel treatment effectiveness will change under future conditions. Objectives: (1) How do area burned, forest and fuel...
Author(s): Kristin H. Braziunas, Rupert Seidl, Werner Rammer, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
It is sometimes assumed the sparse and low statured vegetation in arid systems would limit the effectiveness of two remote-sensing derived indices of burn severity: the difference Normalised Burn Ratio (dNBR) and relativised difference Normalised Burn Ratio (RdNBR). We compared the relationship that dNBR, RdNBR and a ground-based...
Author(s): Robert C. Klinger, Randy McKinley, Matthew L. Brooks
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Runoff from wildfire affected areas typically carries high concentrations of fine burned residues or eroded sediment and deposits them in surface water bodies or on subsurface soils. Although the role of wildfire residues in increasing the concentration of chemical contaminants in both environments is known, whether and to what...
Author(s): Renan Valenca, Kavita Ramnath, Timothy M. Dittrich, Robert E. Taylor, Sanjay K. Mohanty
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Burn severity is the ecological change resulting from wildland fires. It is often mapped by using prefire and postfire satellite imagery and classified as low, moderate, or high. Areas burned with high severity are of particular concern to land managers and others because postfire vegetation, soil, and other important ecosystem...
Author(s): Gregory K. Dillon, Matthew Panunto, Brett Davis, Penelope Morgan, Donovan Birch, William Matt Jolly
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire severity assessment is crucial for predicting ecosystem response and prioritizing post-fire forest management strategies. Although a variety of remote sensing approaches have been developed, more research is still needed to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of fire severity mapping. This study proposes a unitemporal...
Author(s): Raquel Montorio Llovería, Fernando Pérez-Cabello, Daniel Borini Alves, Alberto García-Martín
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hiking with a pack is the highest-intensity task that wildland firefighters (WLFFs) perform during sustained activities related to wildland fire suppression. Firefighters perform this and other tasks together as a crew; this provides a unique model to evaluate select physical and physiological changes in members of working crews...
Author(s): Steven E. Gaskill, Charles L. Dumke, Charles G. Palmer, Brent Ruby, Joseph W. Domitrovich, Joseph A. Sol
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).