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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Climate warming will thaw permafrost, releasing trapped carbon from this high-latitude reservoir and further exacerbating global warming.

Person: Zimov, Schuur, Chapin
Year: 2006
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

We report measurements and analysis of a boreal forest fire, integrating the effects of greenhouse gases, aerosols, black carbon deposition on snow and sea ice, and postfire changes in surface albedo. The net effect of all agents was to increase...

Person: Randerson, Liu, Flanner, Chambers, Jin, Hess, Pfister, Mack, Treseder, Welp, Chapin, Harden, Goulden, Lyons, Neff, Schuur, Zender
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire, which is the dominant disturbance in the boreal forest, creates substantial heterogeneity in soil burn severity at patch and landscape scales. We present results from five field experiments in Yukon Territory, Canada, and Alaska, USA that...

Person: Johnstone, Chapin
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Community workshops are widely used tools for collaborative research on social-ecological resilience in indigenous communities. Although results have been reported in many publications, few have reflected explicitly on the workshop itself, and...

Person: Huntington, Trainor, Natcher, Huntington, DeWilde, Chapin
Year: 2006
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

The boreal forest is the second largest terrestrial biome, and the black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) forest type occupies a large extent of boreal North America. Black spruce communities occur in a variety of environmental conditions and are...

Person: Hollingsworth, Walker, Chapin, Parson
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES