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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'A policy of allowing all fires to burn would be just as flawed as the old policy of putting them all out. ...Our policy is to use fire where we can and suppress fire where we must.'

Person: Bosworth
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The report describes the 1997 land and forest fires in Indonesia, reviews of the control measures put in place and evaluates the national coordination efforts taken to combat the fires as the dry period extended toward what became a serious drought. A...

Person: Makarim, Arbai, Deddy, Brady
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A paradigm shift from fire suppression to fire suppression and prescription requires a shift in emphasis from simply controlling wildfire occurrence and spread to one that includes controlling characteristics of prescribed fire. Suppression focuses on...

Person: Pruden, Brennan, Paysen, Narog, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Fire Management & Research Program coordinates the organization's prescribed fire operations nationwide. From our offices at Tall Timbers Research Station, we oversee prescribed fire activities in the 44...

Person: Pruden, Brennan, Seamon, Myers, Roe
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Objectives of this study were to test existing prediction equations for duff depth reduction, percentage of duff consumed, and mineral soil exposure to determine the limits of their applicability, and to develop if possible broadly based prediction...

Person: Reinhardt, Keane, Brown, Turner
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Brandel, Omi
Year: 1983
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The exclusion of fire from ecosystems to which it was a frequent visitor has produced profound alterations in historic ecological conditions; therefore, fire must be an integral component of ecosystem management. That was the overwhelming message...

Person: Dickmann, Rollinger
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extensive measurements of smoke exposure among wildland firefighters are summarized, showing that firefighters can be exposed to significant levels of carbon monoxide and respiratory irritants, including formaldehyde, acrolein, and respirable...

Person: Reinhardt, Ottmar
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire performs many beneficial ecosystem functions in dry forests and rangelands across much of North America. In the last century, however, the role of fire has been dramatically altered by numerous anthropogenic factors acting as root causes of the...

Person: DellaSala, Williams, Williams, Franklin
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We report the results of a questionnaire and workshop that sought to gain a better and deeper understanding of the contemporary information needs of wildland fire and fuels managers. Results from the questionnaire indicated that the decision to...

Person: Miller, Landres
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS