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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire performs many beneficial ecosystem functions in dry forests and rangelands across much of North America. In the last century, however, the role of fire has been dramatically altered by numerous anthropogenic factors acting as root causes of the...

Person: DellaSala, Williams, Williams, Franklin
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Can wildland fire behavior really be predicted? That depends on how accurate you expect the prediction to be. The minute-by-minute movement of a fire will probably never be predictable- certainly not from weather conditions forecasted many hours before...

Person: Alexander, Thomas
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

FireWorks is an educational program that provides interactive, hands-on activities for studying fire behavior, fire ecology, and human influences on three fire-dependent forest types-ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), interior lodgepolepine (P. contorta...

Person: Smith, McMurray
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The Tanana River basin in interior Alaska occupies approximately 11.9 million hectares. Forests of the basin consist of white or black spruce (Picea glauca, P. mariana), tamarack (Larix laricina), paper birch (Betula papyrifera), quaking aspen (Populus...

Person: Moser, Moser, Roessler, Packee
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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Person: Cottrell, Smith
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fires affect animals mainly through effects on their habitat. Fires often cause short-term increases in wildlife foods that contribute to increases in populations of some animals. These increases are moderated by the animals' ability to thrive in...

Person: Smith, Smith, Schreiner, Telfer, Hooper, Huff, Lyon
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS