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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 2,900 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).

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Accurate estimation of the responses of understory plants to natural and anthropogenic disturbance is essential for understanding efficacy and non-target effects of management and restoration activities. However, ability to assess changes in abundance of understory plants that result from disturbance may be hampered...
Author(s): Ilana L. Abrahamson
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
Designing a fuel-sampling program that accurately and efficiently assesses fuel load at relevant spatial scales requires knowledge of each sample method's strengths and weaknesses. We obtained loading values for six fuel components using five fuel load sampling techniques at five locations in western Montana, USA. The techniques...
Author(s): Pamela G. Sikkink, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bark beetle-caused tree mortality in conifer forests affects the quantity and quality of forest fuels and has long been assumed to increase fire hazard and potential fire behavior. In reality, bark beetles, and their effects on fuel accumulation, and subsequent fire hazard, are poorly understood. We extensively sampled fuels in...
Author(s): Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Wesley G. Page, C. Arik Jorgensen
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Surface fuel deposition and decomposition rates are important to fire management and research because they can define the longevity of fuel treatments in time and space and they can be used to design, build, test, and validate complex fire and ecosystem models useful in evaluating management alternatives. We determined rates of...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Litterfall and decomposition rates of the organic matter that comprise forest fuels are important to fire management, because they define fuel treatment longevity and provide parameters to design, test, and validate ecosystem models. This study explores the environmental factors that control litterfall and decomposition in the...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire managers need better estimates of fuel loading so they can more accurately predict the potential fire behavior and effects of alternative fuel and ecosystem restoration treatments. This report presents a new fuel sampling method, called the photoload sampling technique, to quickly and accurately estimate loadings for six common...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Laura J. Dickinson
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland fire managers need better estimates of fuel loading so they can accurately predict potential fire behavior and effects of alternative fuel and ecosystem restoration treatments. This report presents the development and evaluation of a new fuel sampling method, called the photoload sampling technique, to quickly and...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Laura J. Dickinson
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Research to quantify fuel consumption and flammability in shrub-dominated ecosystems has received little attention despite the widespread occurrence of fire-influenced, shrub-dominated landscapes across the arid lands of the western United States. While some research has addressed issues relating to fire behavior in some shrub-...
Author(s): Clinton S. Wright, Roger D. Ottmar, Sue A. Ferguson, Robert E. Vihnanek
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A detailed study of canopy fuel characteristics in five different forest types provided a unique dataset for simulating the effects of various stand manipulation treatments on canopy fuels. Low thinning, low thinning with commercial dbh limit, and crown thinning had similar effects on canopy bulk density (CBD) and canopy fuel load (...
Author(s): Joe H. Scott, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
A series of single and stereo photographs displaying a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in sagebrush with grass and ponderosa pine-juniper types in central Montana. Each group of photos includes inventory data summarizing vegetation composition, structure, and loading: woody material loading and density by size class;...
Author(s): Roger D. Ottmar, Robert E. Vihnanek, Clinton S. Wright
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).