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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Dr. Matt Nolan is a Research Associate Professor at UAF's Institute of Northern Engineering with degrees in geophysics and arctic and mechanical engineering. He has been pioneering new high-tech uses of an old tool-the aerial photo. With new advances...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'Under the statute [Budget Control Act which Congress passed in 2011], when unpredictable events such as Hurricane Sandy are destructive enough to be declared disasters by the president, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is...

Person: Siegel
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The effectiveness of conservation organizations is determined in part by how they adapt to changing conditions. Over the previous decade, economic conditions in the United States (US) showed marked variation including a period of rapid growth followed...

Person: Larson, Boyer, Armsworth
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Wildfire Act is supported by the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus and has been deemed especially critical in the face of global climate change. The Forest Service states that as a result of a changing...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Assessing the value of fire planning alternatives is challenging because fire affects a wide array of ecosystem, market, and social values. Wildland fire management is increasingly used to address forest restoration while pragmatic approaches to...

Person: Rideout, Ziesler, Kernohan
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Forests protect water quality by reducing soil erosion, sedimentation, and pollution; yet there is little information about the economic value of conserving forests for water quality protection in much of the United States. To assess this value, we...

Person: Kreye, Adams, Escobedo
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Perpetual conservation easements permanently remove the option to convert existing habitat to more intensive agricultural production. If existing habitat is at threat of conversion, removing the option to convert will reduce land values. In this...

Person: Lawley, Towe
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we...

Person: Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire activity in the United States incurs substantial costs and losses, and presents challenges to federal, state, tribal and local agencies that have responsibility for wildfire management. Beyond the potential socioeconomic and ecological losses...

Person: Calkin, Stonesifer, Thompson, McHugh
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

From the text ... 'The performance of homes in three traditionally built communities and that of three master planned communities, employing the concept known as 'shelter-in-place,' was examined. The shelter-in-place communities...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS