Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Large wildland fires are complex, costly events influenced by a vast array of physical, climatic, and social factors. Changing climate, fuel buildup due to past suppression, and increasing populations in the wildland-urban interface have all been...

Person: Canton-Thompson, Gebert, Thompson, Jones, Calkin, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

There is an urgent and immediate need to address the excessive cost of large fires. Here, we studied large wildland fire suppression expenditures by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Among 16 potential non-managerial factors, which...

Person: Liang, Calkin, Gebert, Venn, Silverstein
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This project will test the hypothesis that public fire suppression in forested areas increases the fraction of developed land in these areas, drawing people and structures into the wildland/urban interface. To test this hypothesis, we will construct...

Person: Olmstead, Kousky, Sedjo, Gebert, Major
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The extreme cost of fighting wildland fires has brought fire suppression expenditures to the forefront of budgetary and policy debate in the United States. Inasmuch as large fires are responsible for the bulk of fire suppression expenditures,...

Person: Gebert, Calkin, Yoder
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extreme fire seasons in recent years and associated high suppression expenditures have brought about a chorus of calls for reform of federal firefighting structure and policy. Given the political nature of the topic, a critical review of past trends in...

Person: Calkin, Gebert, Jones, Neilson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS