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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the book jacket...'From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Stephen J. Pyne's narrative explores the efforts of sucessive American cultures to master this forbidding kind of fire and to use it to shape the landscape. He...

Person: Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Created through the Wildfire Disaster Recovery Act of 1989 (PL 101-286), in response to the destructive western fire season of 1987 and the Yellowstone fires of 1988, the Commission was asked to consider the environmental and economic effects of...

Person:
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[From description] Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life's...

Person: Scott, Bowman, Bond, Pyne, Alexander
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are increasingly expensive and dangerous, burning homes, and consuming agency budgets. A large portion of the costs and risks are related to the need to defend private homes next to federal lands. Attempts to mitigate include voluntary...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The impacts of escalating wildfire in many regions - the lives and homes lost, the expense of suppression and the damage to ecosystem services - necessitate a more sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Climate change and continued development on fire-...

Person: Moritz, Batllori, Bradstock, Gill, Handmer, Hessburg, Leonard, McCaffrey, Odion, Schoennagel, Syphard
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Aim: This paper presents a map of global fire vulnerability, estimating the potential damage of wildland fires to global ecosystems. Location: Global scale at 0.5° grid resolution. Methods: Three vulnerability factors were considered: ecological...

Person: Chuvieco, Martínez, Román, Hantson, Pettinari
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We propose to develop and deliver a national conference to bring together the fire management and research community to focus on fire ecology and management issues in northern coastal and interior climates. The objective of this 25th Tall Timbers Fire...

Person: Palmer, Robertson, Sellars
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Soils are the foundation of terrestrial ecosystems. They provide essential nutrients, water, oxygen, heat, and physical support for the survival and growth of plants and living organisms. A soil's capacity to function within an ecosystem and...

Person: Busse, Hubbert
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

On May 19th 2014 the Funny River fire started on the western side of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Over the next five days the fire grew to nearly 200,000 acres, burning four structures and two outbuildings. There were also thousands of homes in the...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES