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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Climate-induced changes in the tundra fire regime are expected to alter shrub abundance and distribution across the Arctic. However, little is known about how fire may indirectly impact shrub performance by altering mycorrhizal symbionts. We used...

Person: Hewitt, Bent, Hollingsworth, Chapin, Taylor
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent climate-change research largely confirms the impacts on US ecosystems identified in the 2009 National Climate Assessment and provides greater mechanistic understanding and geographic specificity for those impacts. Pervasive climate-change...

Person: Grimm, Chapin, Bierwagen, Gonzalez, Groffman, Luo, Melton, Nadelhoffer, Pairis, Raymond, Schimel, Williamson
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Disturbance can both initiate and shape patterns of secondary succession by affecting processes of community assembly. Thus, understanding assembly rules is a key element of predicting ecological responses to changing disturbance regimes. We measured...

Person: Hollingsworth, Johnstone, Bernhardt, Chapin
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

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