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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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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
The health of many Rocky Mountain ecosystems is in decline because of the policy of excluding fire in the management of these ecosystems. Fire exclusion has actually made it more difficult to fight fires, and this poses greater risks to the people who fight fires and for those who live in and around Rocky Mountain forests and...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Kevin C. Ryan, Thomas T. Veblen, Craig D. Allen, Jesse A. Logan, Brad C. Hawkes
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
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
In recent decades, whitebark pine has been declining due to epidemics and fire exclusion (Keane and Arno 1993; Kendall and Arno 1990). In the northern Rocky Mountains, a project is underway to explore the feasibility of using fire and silviculture to restore the tree's high-elevation habitat.
Author(s): Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
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Author(s): Raymond J. Hoff, Dennis E. Ferguson, Geral I. McDonald, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Fire, competition for light and water, and native forest pests have interacted for millennia in western forests to produce a countryside dominated by seral species of conifers. These conifer-dominated ecosystems exist in six kinds of biotic communities. We divided one of these communities, the Rocky Mountain Montane Conifer Forest,...
Author(s): Geral I. McDonald, Alan E. Harvey, Jonalea R. Tonn
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park provided an opportunity to study effects of a large infrequent disturbance on a natural community. This study addressed two questions: (1) How does prefire heterogeneity of the landscape affect postfire patterns of fire severity? and (2) How do postfire patterns of burn severity influence...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Robert H. Gardner
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest scientists ask that everyone, from the home gardener to the forest manager, help revive western white pine by planting it everywhere, even in nonforest environments such as our neighborhood streets, parks, and backyards. White pine, long ago considered the "King Pine," once dominated the moist inland forests of the Northwest...
Author(s): Leon F. Neuenschwander, James W. Byler, Alan E. Harvey, Geral I. McDonald, Denise S. Ortiz, Harold L. Osborne, Gerry C. Snyder, Arthur Zack
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire and insects are natural disturbance agents in many forest ecosystems, often interacting to affect succession, nutrient cycling, and forest species composition. We review literature pertaining to effects of fire-insect interactions on ecological succession, use of prescribed fire for insect pest control, and effects of fire on...
Author(s): Deborah G. McCullough, Richard A. Werner, David Neumann
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Growing concern over sustainability of central Idaho forests has created a need to assess the health of forest stands on a relative basis. A stand hazard rating was developed as a composite of 11 individual ratings to compare the health hazards of different stands. The composite rating includes Douglas-fir beetle, mountain pine...
Author(s): Robert W. Steele, Ralph E. Williams, Julie C. Weatherby, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, James T. Hoffman, R. W. Thier
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).