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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by a survey of personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG in 2003. The topics were prioritized as High, Medium, or Low by the AWFCG Fire Research, Development and...

Person: York
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest fires in Canada currently burn 2-3 M ha annually (~0.5% of forest land), causing an estimated $2 B in timber losses. Total annual fire suppression expenditures in Canada are about $500 M. Fire statistics for the last 40 years show an increasing...

Person: de Groot, Flannigan, Amiro, Stocks
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Much research attention regarding climate change has been focused on the macrophysical and, to a lesser extent, the macrosocial features of this phenomenon. An important step in mitigation and adaptation will be to examine the ways that climate change...

Person: Davidson, Williamson, Parkins
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Despite growing evidence for environmental oscillations during the last glacial-interglacial transition from high latitude, terrestrial sites of the North Pacific rim, oxygen-isotopic records of these oscillations remain sparse. The lack of data is due...

Person: Hu, Shemesh
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

High-resolution analyses of lake sediment from southwestern Alaska reveal cyclic variations in climate and ecosystems during the Holocene. These variations occurred with periodicities similar to those of solar activity and appear to be coherent with...

Person: Hu, Kaufman, Yoneji, Nelson, Shemesh, Huang, Tian, Bond, Clegg, Brown
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Since the first comprehensive summary (Heusser, 1965), tremendous strides have been made in defining the late Quaternary paleoenvironmental history of Alaska. The number of paleoecological records has increased greatly (Fig. 1, Table 1), and major...

Person: Anderson, Edwards, Brubaker
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator is a model that simulates fuel dynamics and potential fire behavior over time, in the context of stand development and management. Existing models are used to represent forest stand...

Person: Reinhardt, Crookston, Beukema, Reinhardt, Greenough, Robinson, Kurz
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Since the 1950s, extensive research has been conducted to investigate the relationship between near-surface atmospheric conditions and large wildfire growth and occurrence. Observational studies have demonstrated that near-surface dryness (e-g.,...

Person: Sun, Jenkins
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Long-term ecological research is particularly valuable for understanding disturbance dynamics over long time periods and placing those dynamics in a regional context.We highlighted three case studies from Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network...

Person: Turner, Collins, Lugo, Magnuson, Rupp, Swanson
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Simulations of potential vegetation distribution, natural fire frequency, carbon pools, and fluxes are presented for two DGVMs (Dynamic Global Vegetation Models) from the second phase of the Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project. Results...

Person: Bachelet, Neilson, Hickler, Drapek, Lenihan, Sykes, Smith, Sitch, Thonicke
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES