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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Assessing potential future changes in arctic and boreal plant species productivity, ecosystem composition, and canopy complexity is essential for understanding environmental responses under expected altered climate forcing. We examined potential...

Person: Euskirchen, McGuire, Chapin, Yi, Thompson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Subsistence harvesting and wild food production by Athabascan peoples is part of an integrated social-ecological system of interior Alaska. We describe effects of recent trends and future climate change projections on the boreal ecosystem of interior...

Person: Kofinas, Chapin, BurnSilver, Schmidt, Kielland, Martin, Springsteen, Rupp
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal forests of Alaska, recent changes in climate have influenced the exchange of trace gases, water, and energy between these forests and the atmosphere. These changes in the structure and function of boreal forests can then feedback to...

Person: Euskirchen, McGuire, Chapin, Rupp
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper assesses the resilience of Alaska's boreal forest system to rapid climatic change. Recent warming is associated with reduced growth of dominant tree species, plant disease and insect outbreaks, warming and thawing of permafrost, drying...

Person: Chapin, McGuire, Ruess, Hollingsworth, Mack, Johnstone, Kasischke, Euskirchen, Jones, Jorgenson, Kielland, Kofinas, Turetsky, Yarie, Lloyd, Taylor
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lichens are an important winter forage for large, migratory herds of caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti) that can influence population dynamics through effects on body condition and in turn calf recruitment and survival. We investigated the vegetative...

Person: Joly, Chapin, Klein
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal forests of interior Alaska, feedbacks that link forest soils, fire characteristics, and plant traits have supported stable cycles of forest succession for the past 6000 years. This high resilience of forest stands to fire disturbance is...

Person: Johnstone, Chapin, Hollingsworth, Mack, Romanovsky, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Predicting plant community responses to changing environmental conditions is a key element of forecasting and mitigating the effects of global change. Disturbance can play an important role in these dynamics, by initiating cycles of secondary...

Person: Johnstone, Hollingsworth, Chapin, Mack
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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