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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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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
High elevation five-needle pines are rapidly declining throughout North America. The six species, whitebark (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.), limber (P. flexilis James), southwestern white (P. strobiformis Engelm.), foxtail (P. balfouriana Grev....
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Diana F. Tomback, Michael P. Murray, Cyndi M. Smith
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Climate change resulting from increased concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide ([CO2]) is expected to result in warmer temperatures and changed precipitation regimes during this century. In the northwestern U.S., these changes will likely decrease snowpack, cause earlier snowmelt, increase summer evapotranspiration, and...
Author(s): Daniel J. Chmura, Paul D. Anderson, Glenn T. Howe, Constance A. Harrington, Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, David C. Shaw, J. Brad St. Clair
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Since the introduction prior to 1915 of white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) into the forests of western North America, many populations of native white pine species have seriously declined. Because western white pine (Pinus monticola) and sugar pine (P. lambertiana) are highly valued timber species, their silviculture...
Author(s): Stefan Zeglen, John Pronos, H. Merler
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The introduced pathogen Cronartium ribicola, cause of white pine blister rust, has spread across much of western North America and established known infestations within all but one species of white pine endemic to western Canada and the United States. Blister rust damage to severely diseased trees reduces reproduction and survival....
Author(s): John W. Schwandt, I. Blakley Lockman, John T. Kliejunas, J. A. Muir
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Eight white pine species are widely distributed among the forests of western Canada and the United States. The different forest communities with these species contribute biodiversity to the western landscape. The trees themselves provide various ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat and watershed protection. White pine...
Author(s): Diana F. Tomback, Peter Achuff
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Whitebark pine is declining across much of its range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle epidemics, fire exclusion policies, and widespread exotic blister rust infections. This management guide summarizes the extensive data collected at whitebark pine treatment sites for three periods: (1) pre-...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Russell A. Parsons
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A summary of the literature on relationships between climate and various types of tree diseases, and the potential effects of climate change on pathogens in western North American forests is provided. Climate change generally will lead to reductions in tree health and will improve conditions for some highly damaging pathogens....
Author(s): John T. Kliejunas, Brian W. Geils, Jessie M. Glaeser, Ellen M. Goheen, Paul E. Hennon, Mee-Sook Kim, Harry Kope, Jeffry J. Stone, Rona Sturrock, Susan J. Frankel
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Four treatments (control, burn-only, thin-only, and thin-and-burn) were evaluated for their effects on bark beetle-caused mortality in both the short-term (one to four years) and the long-term (seven years) in mixed-conifer forests in western Montana, USA. In addition to assessing bark beetle responses to these treatments, we also...
Author(s): Diana L. Six, Kjerstin R. Skov
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The interactions of wildfire and bark beetle outbreaks and their reciprocal influences on fire behavior, bark beetle dynamics, and ecosystem structure are critical research issues in many coniferous forests of the Intermountain West. We combined field studies with new remote sensing methods to address three main questions regarding...
Author(s): Daniel B. Tinker
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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