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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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143 results

Fire exclusion and high-grade logging have altered the structure and function of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests across the American West. Restoration treatments are increasingly being used in these forests to move stand density, structure, and species composition toward more historically sustainable conditions. Yet little...
Author(s): Kerry L. Metlen, Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The resource heterogeneity hypothesis (RHH) is frequently cited in the ecological literature as an important mechanism for maintaining species diversity. The RHH has rarely been evaluated in the context of restoration ecology in which a commonly cited goal is to restore diversity. In this study we focused on the spatial...
Author(s): Michael J. Gundale, Thomas H. DeLuca, Carl E. Fiedler, Kerry L. Metlen
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Vulpia myuros (rattail sixweeks grass) 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): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Synthesis
We grew from seed the exotic invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum L., collected from three elevation ecotypes in northern Nevada, USA. Plants were exposed to four CO2 atmosphere concentrations: 270, 320, 370, and 420 umol mol-1. After harvest on day 87, above-ground tissue was milled, conditioned to 30% relative humidity, and...
Author(s): Robert R. Blank, Robert H. White, Lewis H. Ziska
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire management practices affect alien plant invasions in diverse ways. I considered the impact of six fire management practices on alien invasions: fire suppression, forest fuel reduction, prescription burning in crown-fire ecosystems, fuel breaks, targeting of noxious aliens, and postfire rehabilitation. Most western United States...
Author(s): Jon E. Keeley
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Invasion by alien plant species represents a challenge to land managers throughout the world as they attempt to restore frequent fire-adapted ecosystems following decades of fire exclusion. In ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa forests of western North America, the response of alien species to restoration treatments has not been well...
Author(s): Erich K. Dodson, Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed burning in Theodore Roosevelt National Park has played an important role in maintaining a natural ecosystem. However, changes in plant community dynamics caused by burning may have led to an invasion of weedy species such as Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense L.). The objectives of this research were to evaluate the effect...
Author(s): Andrea J. Travnicek, Rodney G. Lym, Chad Prosser
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We seek to measure the effects of fire and grazing on weeds of the northern mixed grass prairie. To accomplish this we are interpreting measurements from two management experiments, one at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and one at Des Lacs NWR. At Lostwood we found a nearly balanced 2x7 treatment experiment with seven...
Author(s): Jennifer S. Hartz-Rubin, Tad Weaver, Cory S. Rubin, Jack Plaggemeyer
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The processes of vegetation change over time, or plant succession, are also the processes involved in plant community restoration. Restoration efforts attempt to use designed disturbance, seedbed preparation and sowing methods, and selection of adapted and compatible native plant materials to enhance ecological function. The large...
Author(s): Bruce A. Roundy
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
The sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystem once occupied over 150 million acres of western North America (Barbour and Billings 1988). The ecosystem still occupies over 100 million acres (Connelly et al. 2004, Wisdom et al. 2005), but the abundance and condition of sagebrush communities is declining rapidly in response to a variety of...
Author(s): Michael J. Wisdom, Mary M. Rowland, Robin J. Tausch
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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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).