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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 2,200 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.

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Understanding the relative influence of fuels and climate on wildfires across the Rocky Mountains is necessary to predict how fires may respond to a changing climate and to define effective fuel management approaches to controlling wildfire in this increasingly populated region. The idea that decades of fire suppression have...
Author(s): Tania L. Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, William H. Romme
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climatic variability is a dominant factor affecting large wildfires in the western United States, an observation supported by palaeoecological data on charcoal in lake sediments and reconstructions from fire-scarred trees. Although current fire management focuses on fuel reductions to bring fuel loadings back to their historical...
Author(s): Donald McKenzie, Ze'ev Gedalof, David L. Peterson, Philip W. Mote
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Fire is an important part of the disturbance regimes of northwestern US forests and its role in maintaining and altering forest vegetation is evident in the paleoecological record of the region. Long-term reconstructions of Holocene fire regimes, provided by the analysis of charcoal, pollen, and other fire proxies in a network of...
Author(s): Cathy L. Whitlock, Sarah L. Shafer, Jennifer R. Marlon
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Twentieth-century wildfire suppression and land management policies have promoted biomass accumulations in some ecosystems in the western United States where wildfire is a natural and necessary element. These changes have fueled large, stand-replacing crown fires in southwestern ponderosa pine forests, where they were rare under...
Author(s): Anthony L. Westerling, Thomas W. Swetnam
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
This article examines how eight disturbances influence forest structure, composition, and function, and how climate change may influence the severity, frequency, and magnitude of disturbances to forests. We focus on examples from the United States, although these influences occur worldwide. We also consider options for coping with...
Author(s): Virginia H. Dale, Linda A. Joyce, Ronald P. Neilson, Steven G. McNulty, Matthew P. Ayres, Michael D. Flannigan, Paul J. Hanson, Lloyd C. Irland, Ariel L. Lugo, Chris J. Peterson, Daniel Simberloff, Frederick J. Swanson, Brian J. Stocks, B. Mike Wotton
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tree-ring reconstructed summer drought was examined in relation to the occurrence of 15 fires in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area (SBW). The ten largest fire years between 1880 and 1995 were selected from historical fire atlas data; five additional fire years were selected from a fire history completed in a subalpine forest...
Author(s): Kurt F. Kipfmueller, Thomas W. Swetnam
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Projected changes in global climate have important ramifications for the future of national parks and other reserves set aside to conserve ecological uniqueness. We explored potential implications of climatic changes on lifeform distribution and growth at Wind Cave National Park (WCNP), South Dakota, which lies on a climatically...
Author(s): Dominique Bachelet, James M. Lenihan, Christopher Daly, Ronald P. Neilson
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Glacier National Park served as a test site for ecosystem analyses that involved a suite of integrated models embedded within a geographic information system. The goal of the exercise was to provide managers with maps that could illustrate probable shifts in vegetation, net primary production (NPP), and hydrologic responses...
Author(s): Joseph D. White, Steven W. Running, Peter Thornton, Robert E. Keane, Kevin C. Ryan, Daniel B. Fagre, Carl H. Key
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This webinar was conducted as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar series, hosted in partnership by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center. Frameworks for evaluating the vulnerability of multiple species to decline or extinction are...
Type: Media : Webinar
What is Climate Change? How will our changing climate impact seasonal weather conditions across the Southwest? This webinar was hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium and was presented to prepare attendees of the 'Fostering resilience in southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop' event (http://www.frames.gov/about...
Type: Media : Webinar

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Research and Publications Database

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).