Several established online resources provide the fire community with ready access to fire science information. Select any of the external links below to search for documents related to your fire science needs. The Southern Fire Exchange fact sheet series, Fire Science Information, Programs, and Resources, can help you learn more about these resources and tips for using them.
The SFE Regional Fire Science Publication Database (RFSPD) is available on the SFE website and also on Zotero, a free citation management tool. The RFSPD is updated weekly by SFE staff and it contains over 200 recent publications relevant to the Southern fire community. The RFSPD also includes every publication that has been featured in the SFE Fire Lines newsletter. You can search for publications by keyword, publication year, and category. Check out the video tutorial to learn how to use the features.
The Tall Timbers E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database provides access to bibliographic records in a unique, extensive collection of fire ecology and fire science literature. The donation of personal research collections from E.V. Komarek and H.L. Stoddard, founders of Tall Timbers, was the original impetus for the Tall Timbers Board of Trustees to mandate creation of a computerized bibliographic database. Since its inception in 1987, the database was updated regularly until updates ended around 2016. Although international in scope, the database emphasizes the southeastern United States, the USA, and North America. Historical and current works are included.
A searchable synthesis of fire behavior, fire effects, fire and people, prescribed fire, smoke management, wildfire, and fire ecology.
Fire Ecology is the international scientific journal supported by the Association for Fire Ecology. The journal publishes peer reviewed articles, opinion pieces, responses, and book reviews, as well as occasional reprints of “classic” fire ecology articles.
FEIS contains literature reviews on more than 1,100 species and their relationships with fire. Reviews cover plants and animals throughout the United States, providing a wealth of information for NEPA, resource planning, and fire management.
A not-for-profit library holding over 80,000 books, journal articles, videos, training manuals, dissertations, news reports, and other material on wildland fire. The institute offers a free monthly newsletter listing new publications. To be on the mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology in Support of Wildland Fire Research and Management
FRAMES provides a systematic method of exchanging information and transferring technology between wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in order to make wildland fire documents, data, tools, and other information resources easy to find, access, distribute, compare, and use.
Search Joint Fire Science Program’s publications, including Briefs, Digests, and Syntheses which share fire science information and research results. A selection of JFSP publications are available on Scribd so they can be easily read, shared, and downloaded using a variety of devices (including mobile).
Search for fire-related publications, datasets, databases, decision-support tools, models, glossaries, interactive CD-ROMs, videos, and state-of-the-knowledge literature syntheses (prior to 2007).
A climate change bibliographic database and search system, with a section on fire effects and another on fire management.
This online system searches for publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service.
Divided in sections similar to the JFSP Fire Exchange Networks the USDA Climate Hubs is to develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies, with USDA agencies and partners, to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making, and to provide access to assistance to implement those decisions.