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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Most bat species depend on forests for roosting, foraging, and drinking during part or all of their life cycles. Many of the world’s forests are managed using a variety of silvicultural treatments and, over the past 40 years, researchers have studied...

Person: Loeb
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Purpose of Review: Science plays a critical role in natural resource management, and the use of science in decision-making is mandated by several policy initiatives. Other disciplines have documented the challenges associated with applying science to...

Person: Hunter, Colavito, Wright
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Detritus material in forest watersheds is the major terrestrial source of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors in water bodies used as drinking water sources and is also a fuel that can ignite wildfires. In these...

Person: Chow, Rosario-Ortiz, Kasprzyk
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

As of mid-September 2020, forest fires across the West Coast of the United States had burned down 5 million acres of forests, destroying communities and producing some of the worst air quality on the planet. How can this disaster spur reforestation...

Person: Daley, Morris, Franz, Adams
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Isaac Saul of A Plus interviews Sara Brown, director of the USFS Fire Lab’s Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Sciences Program. Sara Brown explains how to stop wildfires from being major disaster events in the United States. The interview provides an overview...

Person: Yoo, Brown, Saul
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

This webinar will review recent research led by Duke University investigating the impacts of fire on peatland ecosystems. Severe wildfires can cause smoldering ground fires that oxidize entire carbon stores and threaten peatlands around the globe....

Person: Flanagan
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Smoke emissions from wildland fires contribute to concentrations of atmospheric particulate matter and greenhouse gases, influencing public health and climate. Prediction of emissions is critical for smoke management to mitigate the effects on...

Person: Kennedy, Prichard, McKenzie, French
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire disturbance is a significant component of the climate system. Analysis of satellite-derived burned areas has allowed the identification of fire patches and their morphology as a new resource for tracking fire spread to improve fire models used to...

Person: Moreno, Laurent, Ciais, Mouillot
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Alaskan wildfires are becoming more frequent and severe, but very little is known regarding exposure to wildfire smoke, a risk factor for respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses. We estimated long-term, present-day and future exposure to wildfire-...

Person: Woo, Liu, Yue, Mickley, Bell
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The past decade includes some of the most extensive boreal forest fires in the historical record. Warming temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, the desiccation of thick organic soil layers, and increased ignition from lightning all contribute...

Person: Kehrwald, Jasmann, Dunham, Ferris, Osterberg, Kennedy, Havens, Barber, Fortner
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES