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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 2,900 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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Cheatgrass and its cousin, red brome, are exotic annual grasses that have invaded and altered ecosystem dynamics in more than 41 million acres of desert shrublands between the Rockies and the Cascade-Sierra chain. A fungus naturally associated with these Bromus species has been found lethal to the plants' soil-banked dormant seeds....
Author(s): Gail Wells
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Hieracium caespitosum (meadow hawkweed) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species'...
Author(s): Katharine R. Stone
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Synthesis
Millions of hectares of rangeland in the western United States have been invaded by annual and woody plants that have increased the role of wildland fire. Altered fire regimes pose significant implications for runoff and erosion. In this paper we synthesize what is known about fire impacts on rangeland hydrology and erosion, and how...
Author(s): Frederick B. Pierson, Christopher Jason Williams, Stuart P. Hardegree, Mark A. Weltz, Jeffry J. Stone, Patrick E. Clark
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The generalist fungal pathogen Pyrenophora semeniperda occurs primarily in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) seed banks, where it causes high mortality. We investigated the relationship between this pathogen and its cheatgrass host in the context of fire, asking whether burning would facilitate host escape from the pathogen or increase...
Author(s): Julie Beckstead, Laura E. Street, Susan E. Meyer, Phil S. Allen
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Research on the impacts of wildfire and invasive plants in rangelands has focused on biophysical rather than human dimensions of these environmental processes. We offer a synthetic perspective on economic and social aspects of wildfire and invasive plants in American deserts, focusing on the Great Basin because greater research...
Author(s): Mark W. Brunson, John A. Tanaka
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Anticipated increases in the frequency and severity of wildfire may threaten the persistence of native salmonid populations in headwater streams in western North America. This study used extensive pre- and postfire data to assess whether wildfire leads to hypothesized declines in native westslope cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii...
Author(s): Clint M. Sestrich, Thomas E. McMahon, Michael K. Young
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy,...
Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Synthesis
Native and nonnative vegetation mosaics are common in western rangelands. If land managers could better predict changes in the abundance of native and nonnative species following disturbances, maintenance of native plant cover and diversity may be improved. In August 2000, during suppression of a wildfire near Lewiston, Idaho, a...
Author(s): Corey L. Gucker, Stephen C. Bunting
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Invasive species represent one of the single greatest threats to natural ecosystems and the services they provide. Effectively addressing the invasive species problem requires management that is based on sound research. We provide an overview of recent and ongoing invasive species research conducted by Rocky Mountain Research...
Author(s): Dean E. Pearson, Mee-Sook Kim, Jack L. Butler
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The spread of invasive annual grasses and resulting escalation of wildfire frequency and severity pose a significant and growing threat to the economic and ecological viability of the rangelands in the Great Basin. While private ranchers have the option to limit the severity of wildfires through fuels removal treatments, few...
Author(s): Mimako Kobayashi, Michael H. Taylor
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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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).