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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Data from a sparse network of climate stations in Alaska were interpolated to provide 1-km resolution maps of mean monthly temperature and precipitation-variables that are required at high spatial resolution for input into regional models of ecological...

Person: Fleming, Chapin, Cramer, Hufford, Serreze
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Biome differences in surface energy balance strongly affect climate. However, arctic vegetation is considered sufficiently uniform that only a single arctic land surface type is generally used in climate models. Field measurements in northern Alaska...

Person: Chapin, Eugster, McFadden, Lynch, Walker
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Understanding the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climatic warming is a challenge because of the complex interactions of climate, disturbance, and recruitment across the landscape. We use a spatially explicit model (ALFRESCO) to simulate the...

Person: Rupp, Chapin, Starfield
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An important challenge in global-change research is to stimulate short-term transient changes in climate, disturbance regime, and recruitment that drive long-term vegetation distributions. Spatial features (e.g., topographic barriers) and processes,...

Person: Rupp, Starfield, Chapin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate warming has important implications to potential feedbacks to climate. The interactions between topography, climate, and disturbance (particularly wildfires) could alter recruitment patterns to reduce or...

Person: Rupp, Chapin, Starfield
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal biome, fire is the major disturbance agent affecting ecosystem change, and fire dynamics will likely change in response to climatic warming. We modified a spatially explicit model of Alaskan subarctic treeline dynamics (ALFRESCO) to...

Person: Rupp, Starfield, Chapin, Duffy
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Understanding the distribution and function of Arctic and boreal ecosystems under current conditions and their vulnerability to altered forcing is crucial to our assessment of future global environmental change. Such efforts can be facilitated by the...

Person: Kittel, Steffen, Chapin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper summarizes and analyses available data on the surface energy balance of Arctic tundra and boreal forest. The complex interactions between ecosystems and their surface energy balance are also examined, including climatically induced shifts in...

Person: Eugster, Vaganov, Rouse, Pielke, Chapin, Vidale, Chambers, McFadden, Baldocchi, Liston
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We used a combination of surveys of natural vegetation and seed-sowing and seedling transplant experiments to determine the relative importance of competition and microenvironmental modification as mechanisms by which understory vegetation influences...

Person: Cater, Chapin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Although fire is crucial to the functioning and diversity of boreal forests, the second largest biome on Earth, there are few detailed studies of the effects of disturbance on surface-atmosphere interactions in these regions. We conducted tower-based...

Person: Chambers, Chapin
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES