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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

GOALS: Deepen the scope of the Symposium as it addresses the relation of weather and climate to the four principle purposes of the Joint Fire Science Plan: a) fuels inventory and mapping, b) evaluation of fuels treatments, c) scheduling fuels...

Person: Brown, Ferguson
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Wilderness fire science has progressed since the last major review of the topic, but it was significantly affected by the large fire events of 1988. Strides have been made in both fire behavior and fire effects, and in the issues of scaling, yet much...

Person: Cole, McCool, Borrie, O'Loughlin, Agee
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest biomass, rates of production, and carbon dynamics are a function of climate, plant species present, and the structure of the soil organic and mineral layers. Inventory data from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Inventory Analysis Unit was used to...

Person: Yarie, Billings
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An important challenge in global-change research is to stimulate short-term transient changes in climate, disturbance regime, and recruitment that drive long-term vegetation distributions. Spatial features (e.g., topographic barriers) and processes,...

Person: Rupp, Starfield, Chapin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The Haines Index, an operational fire-weather index introduced in 1988 and based on the observed stability and moisture content of the near-surface atmosphere, has been a useful indicator of the potential for high-risk fires in low wind conditions and...

Person: Jenkins
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

(French title: Croissance juvenile comparee de deux generations successives de semis d'epinette noire issus de graines apres feu en foret boreale, Quebec) The objective of this study was to compare juvenile (0-12 years) height growth pattern of...

Person: Fantin, Morin
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The response of large stores of carbon in boreal forest soils to global warming is a major uncertainty in predicting the future carbon budget. We measured the temperature dependence of decomposition for upland boreal peat under black spruce forest with...

Person: Dioumaeva, Trumbore, Schuur, Goulden, Litvak, Hirsch
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Although fire is crucial to the functioning and diversity of boreal forests, the second largest biome on Earth, there are few detailed studies of the effects of disturbance on surface-atmosphere interactions in these regions. We conducted tower-based...

Person: Chambers, Chapin
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Tanana River basin in interior Alaska occupies approximately 11.9 million hectares. Forests of the basin consist of white or black spruce (Picea glauca, P. mariana), tamarack (Larix laricina), paper birch (Betula papyrifera), quaking aspen (Populus...

Person: Moser, Moser, Roessler, Packee
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS