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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

Wildland fires are a major contributor to national and international greenhouse gas emissions, adding as much as 126.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States during 2005 (US EPA 2007b). Active forest and wildland fire...

Person: Malmsheimer, Heffernan, Brink, Crandall, Deneke, Galik, Gee, Helms, McClure, Mortimer, Ruddell, Smith, Stewart
Year: 2008
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

To determine the influence of fire and thermokarst in a boreal landscape, we investigated peat cores within and adjacent to a permafrost collapse feature on the Tanana River Floodplain of Interior Alaska. Radioisotope dating, diatom assemblages, plant...

Person: Myers-Smith, Harden, Wilmking, Fuller, McGuire, Chapin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This volume synthesizes scientific information about interactions between fire and nonnative invasive plants in wildlands of the United States. If the subject were clear and simple, this volume would be short; obviously, it is not. Relationships...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Smith, Zouhar, Sutherland, Brooks
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Monitoring, as defined by Elzinga and others (1998), is 'the collection and analysis of repeated observations or measurements to evaluate changes in condition and progress towards meeting a management objective.' Analyses of monitoring data...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Sutherland
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The potential for nonnative, invasive plants to alter an ecosystem depends on species traits, ecosystem characteristics, and the effects of disturbances, including fire. This study identifies gaps in science-based knowledge about the relationships...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Zouhar, Munger, Smith
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Considerable experimental and theoretical work has been done on general concepts regarding nonnative species and disturbance, but experimental research on the effects of fire on nonnative invasive species is sparse. We begin this chapter by connecting...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

It may be impossible to overstate the complexity of relationships among wildland ecosystems, fires, and nonnative invasives. Strategies for managing these relationships are similarly complex; they require information on local plant phenology, ability...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Rice, Smith
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Natural resource managers use a variety of computer-mediated presentation methods to communicate management practices to the public. We explored the effects of using the Stand Visualization System to visualize and animate predictions from the Forest...

Person: Havis, Crookston, Smith, Zimmerman, Akerelrea, O'Keefe
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES