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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Scientists and managers critically need ways to assess how fuel treatments alter fire behavior, yet few tools currently exist for this purpose. We present a spatially-explicit-fuel-modeling system, FuelManager, which models fuels, vegetation growth,...

Person: Pimont, Parsons, Rigolot, deColigny, Dupuy, Dreyfus, Linn
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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...

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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

Wildfire has resulted in significant loss of property and lives. Residents can improve the probability of survival of structures and themselves by undertaking suitable preparation. Only a small proportion of residents adequately prepare for wildfire...

Person: Penman, Eriksen, Horsey, Bradstock
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Across the globe, wildfires are increasing in frequency and magnitude under a warming climate, impacting natural resources, infrastructure, and millions of people every year. At the same time, human encroachment into fire-prone areas has increased the...

Person: Kinoshita, Chin, Simon, Briles, Hogue, O'Dowd, Gerlak, Albornoz
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A growing body of wildfire research indicates that populations will support or enact different programs, policies and planning approaches to better 'live with wildfire.' This presentation builds on one existing conceptual approach for characterizing...

Person: Paveglio, Carroll
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Numerous agencies, organizations, and collaboratives conduct activities related to wildland fire. Understanding all of their different roles and objectives can be confusing! This fact sheet provides brief descriptions of some of the most common...

Person: Fawcett, Diaz, Chung
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The dangers and costs associated with wildfires are rising and predicted to escalate rapidly in decades to come, primarily because of continued home development on fire-prone lands and the effects of climate change. Those interested in reducing...

Person: Rasker
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES