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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 2,100 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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Recent large-scale outbreaks of bark beetle infestations have affected millions of hectares of forest in western North America, covering an area similar in size to that impacted by fire. Bark beetles kill host trees in affected areas, thereby altering water supply, carbon storage, and nutrient cycling in forests; for example, the...
Author(s): Steven L. Edburg, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Paul D. Brooks, Elise G. Pendall, Brent E. Ewers, Urszula Norton, David Gochis, Ethan D. Gutmann, Arjan J. H. Meddens
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Millions of trees killed by bark beetles in western North America have raised concerns about subsequent wildfire, but studies have reported a range of conclusions, often seemingly contradictory, about effects on fuels and wildfire. In this study, we reviewed and synthesized the published literature on modifications to fuels and fire...
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Hicke, Morris C. Johnson, Jane L. Hayes, Haiganoush K. Preisler
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Logistic regression models used to predict tree mortality are critical to post-fire management, planning prescribed burns and understanding disturbance ecology. We review literature concerning post-fire mortality prediction using logistic regression models for coniferous tree species in the western USA. We include synthesis and...
Author(s): Travis J. Woolley, David C. Shaw, Lisa Ganio, Stephen A. Fitzgerald
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Bark beetles can cause substantial mortality of trees that would otherwise survive fire injuries. Resin response of fire-injured northern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex P. Lawson...
Author(s): Ryan S. Davis, Sharon M. Hood, Barbara J. Bentz
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Very little is known about how foliar moisture and chemistry change after a mountain pine beetle attack and even less is known about how these intrinsic foliar characteristics alter foliage ignitability. Here, we examine the fuel characteristics and ignition potential of Pinus contorta (lodgepole pine) foliage during the early...
Author(s): William Matt Jolly, Russell A. Parsons, Ann M. Hadlow, Greg M. Cohn, Sara S. McAllister, John B. Popp, Robert M. Hubbard, Jose F. Negron
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Comment 1 -  Simard et al. (2011) have produced a comprehensive data set and analysis concerning mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae)-caused mortality and associated crown fire feedbacks in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta)-dominated forests. Misapplication of the NEXUS fire modeling system (Scott and...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Mark A. Cochrane, William Matt Jolly, Russell A. Parsons, J. Morgan Varner, Bret W. Butler, Kevin C. Ryan, Corey L. Gucker, Martin Simard, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a fundamental component of alpine and subalpine habitats in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The magnitude of current white pine blister rust (WPBR) infection caused by the pathogen Cronartium ribicola and mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae) impacts, combined with the effect of...
Author(s): Nancy K. Bockino, Daniel B. Tinker
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate change is projected to profoundly influence vegetation patterns and community compositions, either directly through increased species mortality and shifts in species distributions or indirectly through disturbance dynamics such as increased wildfire activity and extent, shifting fire regimes, and pathogenesis. Mountainous...
Author(s): Rachel A. Loehman, Jason A. Clark, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Disturbance interactions have received growing interest in ecological research in the last decade. Fire and bark beetle outbreaks have recently increased in severity and extent across western North America, raising concerns about their possible interactions. Although it is often presumed that bark beetle outbreaks increase...
Author(s): Martin Simard, William H. Romme, Jacob M. Griffin, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This paper synthesizes existing information about the disturbance ecology of high-elevation five-needle pine ecosystems, describing disturbances regimes, how they are changing or are expected to change, and the implications for ecosystem persistence. As it provides the context for ecosystem conservation/restoration programs, we...
Author(s): Elizabeth M. Campbell, Robert E. Keane, Evan R. Larson, Michael P. Murray, Anna W. Schoettle, Carmen Wong
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis

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