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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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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
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
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
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
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
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a major tree species of upper subalpine forests of the northern Rocky Mountains (Schmidt and McDonald 1990). It is an important nutritional and structural component of wildlife habitat (Arno and Hoff 1990; Schmidt and McDonald 1990). Its large, nutlike seeds are a major food source for many birds...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper