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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Background: Soil properties have important effects on fire occurrence and spread, but soils are often overlooked in fire prediction models. Quantifying soil−fire linkages is limited by information in conventional soil maps, but digital soil mapping...

Person: Levi, Bestelmeyer
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Managers need information about the vulnerability of historical plant communities, and their potential future conditions, to respond appropriately to landscape change driven by global climate change. We model the climate envelopes of plant communities...

Person: Magness, Morton
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In his October 26, 2017 commentary in these pages, Dr. Tom Zimmerman highlights a number of ongoing and future challenges faced by wildland fire management. To address these challenges he also identifies an important role for science and in particular...

Person: Hall, Steblein, Hardy
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Landsat Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is commonly used to monitor post-fire green-up; however, most studies do not distinguish new growth of conifer from deciduous or herbaceous species, despite potential consequences for local climate...

Person: Vanderhoof, Hawbaker
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Each year wildland fires kill and injure trees on millions of forested hectares globally, affecting plant and animal biodiversity, carbon storage, hydrologic processes, and ecosystem services. The underlying mechanisms of fire-caused tree mortality...

Person: Hood, Varner, van Mantgem, Cansler
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

SIPFIS is the acronym for Southern Integrated Prescribed Fire Information System. SIPFIS merges prescribed fire and air quality data into a common analysis framework to create a unified prescribed fire and air quality database for the southern U.S. The...

Person: Odman, Menendez
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign funded by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program began in 2015. Its science objectives are to 1) improve understanding of Arctic and boreal ecosystem response to environmental change, and 2...

Person: Jandt
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires, insect outbreaks, and windstorms are increasingly common forest disturbances. Post-disturbance management often involves salvage logging, i.e., the felling and removal of the affected trees; however, this practice may represent an additional...

Person: Leverkus, Rey Benayas, Castro, Boucher, Brewer, Collins, Donato, Fraver, Kishchuk, Lee, Lindenmayer, Lingua, Macdonald, Marzano, Rhoades, Royo, Thorn, Wagenbrenner, Waldron, Wohlgemuth, Gustafsson
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Discusses how to manage landscapes for fire when areas are owned or managed by different people or entities. One in a series of fire FAQs that are based on questions that Forest & Natural Resource Extension agents and specialists have received from...

Person: Baylog, Leavell, Berger
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire severity is a measure of the effects of fire on the environment—both in damage to vegetation and impacts on the soil. Fire severity is driven by weather conditions, the topography of the landscape, and the fuels that are present. Of these, weather...

Person: Berger, Grand, Fitzgerald, Leavell
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES