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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 frequency is expected to increase due to climate warming in many areas, particularly the boreal forests. An increase in fire frequency may have important effects on the global carbon cycle by decreasing the size of boreal carbon stores. Our...

Person: Brown, Johnstone
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire is a complex and critical ecological process that is an integral component of western Canadian terrestrial ecosystems. Therefore, Canadian land management agencies such as Parks Canada require detailed burn severity data for the monitoring and...

Person: Soverel, Coops, Perrakis, Daniels, Gergel
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire is a major forest disturbance in interior Alaska that can both directly and indirectly alter ecological processes. We used a combination of pre- and post-fire forest floor depths and post-fire ground cover assessments measured in the field,...

Person: Lewis, Hudak, Ottmar, Robichaud, Lentile, Hood, Cronan, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

At the request of public and private wildland fire managers who recognized a need to assimilate current fire effects knowledge, we produced this state-of-the-art integrated series of documents relevant to management of ecosystems. The series covers our...

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

[From lead-in] Although there are many other fire behavior knowledge gaps and research needs that I could list here (e.g., development of models or guidelines for predicting fire vortex generation, plume-dominated or convectively dominated fires and...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Managers have been coming to the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) for reviews of scientific knowledge about fire effects since 1986. Prior to this project, FEIS provided relatively little coverage of invasive plant species in the eastern United...

Person: Smith, Zouhar, Fryer
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Project Objectives: Land managers and researchers from the Department of Agriculture (Forest Service), Department of Interior (National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management), and universities will work collaboratively to...

Person: Weatherspoon
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The wetlands in the Arctic Coastal Plain, Northern Alaska, support a multitude of wildlife and natural resources that depend upon the abundance of water. Observations and climate model simulations show that surface air temperature over the Alaskan...

Person: Liljedahl
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Climate change is likely to bring a myriad of interrelated changes to the Arctic. One change is warmer and drier conditions that could increase the prevalence of wildfire in northwest Alaska. Wildfires destroy terricolous lichens that Western Arctic...

Person: Joly
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is the primary landscape-scale disturbance in the boreal forest, and in the last half century fires have increased in severity and extent in the boreal forest and tundra. In the past fires at treeline have been rare with low fuel loads and cool/...

Person: Hewitt, Hollingsworth, Taylor, Rupp, Chapin
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES