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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[from the text] Vast, migrating herds of caribou are an iconic image of the North. Yet, there is concern that a changing climate may drive this magnificent species the way of the Great Plains bison. The complexity that characterizes the ecology of...

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

Disturbed forests may need decades to reach a mature stage and optically-based vegetation indices are usually poorly suited for monitoring purposes due to the rapid saturation of the signal with increasing canopy cover. Spaceborne synthetic aperture...

Person: Tanase, de la Riva, Santoro, Pérez-Cabello, Kasischke
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest and range health, along with wildfire, currently dominate management decisions on public lands across much of the United States. A common focal point is often at the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Changing conditions on the ground, as well as...

Person: Shindler, Gordon, McCaffrey, Toman
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A relation between fire behavior and crown scorch height is derived from measurements on 13 experimental outdoor fires. The range of data includes fire intensities from 16 to 300 kcal/s-m, and scorch heights from 2 to 17 m. The results agree with...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1973
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Land managers in Alaska need information on lichen regeneration timelines specific to their region to establish sound fire management guidelines for caribou winter range. North American caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herds are largely dependent on lichens...

Person: Jandt, Meyers
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[from the text] More than 5.4 million acres (2.2 million hectares) of Alaska tundra have burned over the past 60 years (Figure 2), indicating its flammable nature under warm, dry weather conditions. Tundra fires have important impacts on vegetation...

Person: Higuera, Barnes, Chipman, Urban, Hu
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The arctic and boreal ecosystems that dominate Alaska's landscape are undergoing changes in response to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation regimes (Hinzman et al. 2005). Alaska has seen a warming trend over the past several decades,...

Person: Wendy, Springsteen, Barnes, Rupp
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Scientist Katey M. Walter Anthony (Aquatic Ecosystem Ecologist at UAF) has been studying the amount of methane gas being released into the atmosphere from thawing permafrost. As long frozen plants and other organic materials begin to thaw, they also...

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

The Region 5 Hotshots currently have a request to the Mobil Fire Equipment Sub-Committee to address the issue of shortening the service life of crew carriers in the 308 vehicle class, from the current 14 year policy. The issue is supported by the...

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

As fire managers we are responsible for providing the public with the most cost efficient system of fire protection and management. We are tasked with using personnel and equipment at their most efficient and safe level. To obtain these levels of...

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