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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Forty-six papers are presented on the nature and management of threats to wilderness ecosystems. Five overview papers synthesize knowledge and research on wilderness fire, recreation impacts, livestock in wilderness, nonnative invasive plants, and...

Person: Cole, McCool, Borrie, O'Loughlin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Since 1977, the extent of forest wildfires in the boreal and western regions of North America increased by 6 to 9x over long-term trends, and an estimated 132x106 ha of temperate and boreal forest burned across the northern hemisphere. Emissions during...

Person: Auclair, Carter
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In the boreal forests of North America, fire is the keystone ecosystem process that organizes the physical and biological attributes of the biome over most of its range. Boreal forest ecosystem structure and function are described in terms of the...

Person: Weber
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Despite clear legislative and policy direction to preserve natural conditions in wilderness, the maintenance of fire as a natural process has proven to be a significant challenge to federal land managers. As of 1998, only 88 of the 596 designated...

Person: Cole, McCool, Borrie, O'Loughlin, Parsons
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This chapter presents a broader, more fundamental view of the ecological principles and shifting fire regimes described in the previous chapters that have important implications for ecosystem management. Also included are strategies and approaches for...

Person: Brown, Smith, Brown
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Major forest types that are characterized by nonlethal understory fire regimes include those where ponderosa pine or Jeffrey pine has been a major component either as a fire-maintained seral type or as the self-perpetuating climax (table 5-1). This...

Person: Brown, Smith, Arno
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire. Chapter topics include fire regime...

Person: Brown, Smith, Harrington, Ryan, Patterson, Wilson, Wade, Sackett, Paysen, Narog, Myers, Miller, Hoch, Hawkes, Haase, Gottfried, Grace, Duchesne, Brown, Brose, Brock, Arno, Ansley
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS