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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Wildfire and the threat it poses to society represents an example of the complex, dynamic relationship between social and ecological systems. Increasingly, wildfire adaptation is posited as a pathway to shift the approach to fire from a suppression...

Person: Brenkert-Smith, Meldrum, Champ, Barth
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The carbon reports in the Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) provide two alternate approaches to carbon estimates for live trees (Rebain 2010). These are (1) the FFE biomass algorithms, which are volume- based...

Person: Keyser, Keyser, Smith, Hoover
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

On June 1, 2015, the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Branch of Research. Established in 1915 to centralize and elevate the pursuit of research throughout the agency, the...

Person: Smith
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires across western North America have increased in number and size over the past three decades, and this trend will continue in response to further warming. As a consequence, the wildland–urban interface is projected to experience substantially...

Person: Schoennagel, Balch, Brenkert-Smith, Dennison, Harvey, Krawchuk, Mietkiewicz, Morgan, Moritz, Rasker, Turner, Whitlock
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire emissions degrade air quality and visibility, having adverse economic, health and visibility impacts at large spatial scales globally. Air quality regulations can constrain the goals of landscape resilience and management of fire-...

Person: Hyde, Yedinak, Talhelm, Smith, Bowman, Johnston, Lahm, Fitch, Tinkham
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Extreme wildfires have substantial economic, social and environmental impacts, but there is uncertainty whether such events are inevitable features of the Earth’s fire ecology or a legacy of poor management and planning. We identify 478 extreme...

Person: Bowman, Williamson, Abatzoglou, Kolden, Cochrane, Smith
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Savannas constitute the most fire-prone vegetation type on earth and are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Most savanna fires are lit by people for a variety of livelihood applications. ‘Savanna burning’ is an accountable activity under...

Person: Russell-Smith, Monagle, Jacobsohn, Beatty, Bilbao, Millán, Vessuri, Sánchez-Rose
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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

Users communicate much of the information used by the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) through the keyword system. This system consists of a set of mnemonic words (keywords) and associated data. A single keyword and its associated numeric data make up...

Person: Van Dyck, Smith-Mateja
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES