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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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An algorithm for wildfire occurrence is introduced for incorporation into a numerical model of drainage basin evolution. Within the model, fire return intervals are determined using a stochastic rule set and fire sizes are assigned according to a...

Person: Martin
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A description is made of a long run forest fire danger index. The index is based on the principle that forest fires follow a self-organized critical behavior, which establishes that under a wide variety of circumstances, forest fires maintain an...

Person: Torres-Rojo, Magana-Torres, Ramirez-Fuentes
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Remote sensing plays an important role in providing an estimate of burned areas for fire management. However, detecting burned areas in the tropics is a difficult task due to the heterogeneous landscape and rapidly changing land cover. The Klias...

Person: Phua, Tsuyuki, Lee, Sasakawa
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Reasons for apparent declines in populations of white-winged scoters (Melanitta fusca) in the northern boreal forest are not well understood, but some evidence suggests factors associated with the breeding grounds may be responsible. Climate warming or...

Person: Haszard, Clark
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Increasing densities of small diameter trees have changed ecological processes and negatively impacted conservation of soil and water resources in western forests. Thinning treatments are commonplace to reduce stein density and potential fire hazard....

Person: Cram, Baker, Fernald, Madrid, Rummer
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Quantitative analysis of variations in morphological types of charcoal were undertaken in sediment cores from three lakes on the Interior Plateau (BC, Canada) over the period AD 1919-2000. Seven distinct morphological types of charcoal were identified...

Person: Enache, Cumming
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Grazing and burning are commonly applied practices that can impact the diversity and biomass of wetland plant communities. We evaluated the vegetative response of wetlands and adjacent upland grasslands to four treatment regimes (continuous idle, fall...

Person: Austin, Keough, Pyle
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Many traditional land management activities and supporting research have concentrated on one or two resources, with limited evaluations of interactions among other potential values. An ecosystem approach to land management requires an evaluation of the...

Person: Masters, Galley, Gottfried, Neary, Ffolliott
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We compared the effects of natural and anthropogenic watershed disturbances on methyl mercury (MeHg) concentration in bulk zooplankton from boreal Shield lakes. MeHg in zooplankton was monitored for three years in nine lakes impacted by deforestation,...

Person: Garcia, Carignan, Lean
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In this study, we reconstructed the long-term fire history of a set of ombrotrophic peatlands (bogs) located in a temperate region of southern Quebec (Bas-Saint-Laurent). Past and recent fire-free intervals (time interval between two consecutive fires...

Person: Lavoie, Pellerin
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS