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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).

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We tested the hypotheses that white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola J.C. Fisch.) damage in whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) stands leads to reduced (1) seed cone density, (2) predispersal seed survival, and (3) likelihood of Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana (Wilson, 1811)) seed dispersal. We gathered data...
Author(s): Shawn T. McKinney, Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article describes the whitebark pine tree and the tough environment it lives in, the hazards it faces, and how it fits the environment ecologically.
Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Mapped locations of restoration classes based on blister rust infection and grizzly bear recovery zones within the western United States.
Author(s): Fire Modeling Institute
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Ponderosa pine is one of the most widely distributed tree species in western North America. It is highly-valued as a source of lumber, but also is key to the health and social value western forests, whether growing in pure stands or in mixture with other conifer and hardwood species. In recent years, management objectives for...
Author(s): Russell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
We examined the historical record of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) activity within Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, for the 25-years period leading up to the 1988 Yellowstone fires (1963-86) to determine how prior beetle activity and the resulting tree mortality affected the spatial pattern of the 1988...
Author(s): Heather J. Lynch, Roy A. Renkin, Robert Crabtree, Paul R. Moorcroft
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Natural and recurring disturbances caused by fire, native forest insects and pathogens have interacted for millennia to create and maintain forests dominated by seral or pioneering species of conifers in the interior regions of the western United States and Canada. Changes in fire suppression and other factors in the last century...
Author(s): Thomas J. Parker, Karen M. Clancy, Robert L. Mathiasen
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
After nearly 100 years of fire exclusion, introduced pests, and selective harvesting, a change in forest composition has occurred in many Inland West forests of North America. This change in forest structure has frequently been accompanied by increases in root diseases and/or an unprecedented buildup of fuels. Consequently, many...
Author(s): Raini C. Rippy, Jane E. Stewart, Paul J. Zambino, Ned B. Klopfenstein, Joanne M. Tirocke, Mee-Sook Kim, Walter G. Thies
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.), an important component of high elevation ecosystems in the western United States and Canada, is declining due to fire exclusion, white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola J.C. Fisch.), and mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins). This study was conducted to evaluate the...
Author(s): Kristen M. Waring, Diana L. Six
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
For several decades after the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, protection of its biological and other resources was haphazard. For example, elk and bison were exploited to near extinction, prompting aggressive protection of them, which included extermination of the native gray wolf from the park. In those...
Author(s): Malcolm M. Furniss, Roy A. Renkin
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Survival of ponderosa pine following wildfire events depends on a number of factors, including the level of injury to the tree from the fire and the environmental conditions following the fire. The unprecedented fire year of 2000 provided an opportunity to quantify cumulative impacts of wildland fires and subsequent insect attack on...
Author(s): Joel D. McMillin, Linda L. Wadleigh, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Jose F. Negron, Ken E. Gibson, Kurt K. Allen, John A. Anhold
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings