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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Many U. S. forests, especially those with historically short-interval, low- to moderate-severity fire regimes, are too dense and have excessive quantities of fuels. Widespread treatments are needed to restore ecological integrity and reduce the high...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Weatherspoon
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Surface fires in wetland ecosystems frequently ignite smoldering ground fires. Ground fires often create and maintain open, shallow marshes that contribute to ecosystem diversity. Fire exclusion, drainage, deforestation, and other human activities have...

Person: Cerulean, Engstrom, Hungerford, Frandsen, Ryan
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Needs for analytical tools, the roles existing tools play, the processes they represent, and how they might interact are elements of key findings generated during a workshop held in Seattle February 17-18, 1999. The workshop was attended by 26 Joint...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Crookston, Kurz, Reinhardt
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The use of prescribed burning as a tool for forest fire prevention is becoming a more common practice in Pinus pinaster plantations of Northern Portugal. Prescribed fire is used to reduce the understory vegetation with the goal of reducing fuel hazard...

Person: Botelho, Rego, Ryan
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Joint Fire Science Program is funding the development of a new fuels characterization system for the contiguous United States and Alaska. The new system, based on Fuel Characteristic Classes (FCCs), will provide a broad range of realistic fuel...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Lenihan, Sandberg, Neilson
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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