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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In the boreal forests of interior Alaska, feedbacks that link forest soils, fire characteristics, and plant traits have supported stable cycles of forest succession for the past 6000 years. This high resilience of forest stands to fire disturbance is...

Person: Johnstone, Chapin, Hollingsworth, Mack, Romanovsky, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire managers are now realizing that wildfires can be beneficial because they can reduce hazardous fuels and restore fire-dominated ecosystems. A software tool that assesses potential beneficial and detrimental ecological effects from wildfire would be...

Person: Keane, Karau
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This chapter presents a broader, more fundamental view of the ecological principles and shifting fire regimes described in the previous chapters that have important implications for ecosystem management. Also included are strategies and approaches for...

Person: Brown, Smith, Brown
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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