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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Our mission is to connect and support people and communities who are striving to live more safely with wildfire. The Network is a catalyst for spreading best practices and innovations in fire adaptation concepts nationwide. The purpose of FAC Net is to...

Person:
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire hazard is a growing threat to communities around the United States. In 2011, the National Interagency Fire Center reported nearly 75,000 wildfires in the U.S., the majority of which were a result of human activities. Preferences for second...

Person:
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper explores whether fundamental differences exist between urban and rural vulnerability to climate-induced changes in the fire regime of interior Alaska. We further examine how communities and fire managers have responded to these changes and...

Person: Trainor, Calef, Natcher, Chapin, McGuire, Huntington, Duffy, Rupp, DeWilde, Kwart, Fresco, Lovecraft
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Salvage logging, the removal for profit of standing trees that have been damaged by extensive wildfires, has been quite controversial and subject to lawsuits that can delay the logging past the time in which the lumber is still useful. It has not been...

Person: Ryon, Hamin
Year: 2009
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

Fires spreading in elevated vegetation, such as chaparral or pine forest canopies, are often more intense than fires spreading through surface vegetation such as grasslands. As a result, they are more difficult to suppress, produce higher heat fluxes,...

Person: Mell, Maranghides, McDermott, Manzello
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presented at the 2013 Spring Fire Management Officer/Agency Administrator Meeting, Alaska Fire Service Training Rooms, Fairbanks

Person: Hermanns
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Climate warming is causing the frequency, extent, and severity of natural disturbances to increase. To develop innovative approaches for mitigating the potential negative social consequences of such increases, research is needed investigating how...

Person: Hansen, Naughton
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This article discusses the effects and extent to which the WUI is impacted by wildfires.

Person: Bailey
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a public health challenge. Fuels treatments proposed for National Forests are intended to reduce fuel accumulations and wildfire frequency and severity, as well as to protect property located in...

Person: Bytnerowicz, Arbaugh, Andersen, Riebau
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES