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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Hydrologic recovery after wildfire is critical for restoring the ecosystem services of protecting of human lives and infrastructure from hazards and delivering water supply of sufficient quality and quantity. Recovery of soil-hydraulic properties, such...

Person: Ebel, Martin
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire plays a critical role in biodiversity, carbon balance, soil erosion, and nutrient and hydrological cycles. While empirical evidence shows that fuel reduction burning can reduce the incidence, severity and extent of unplanned fires in Australia and...

Person: Gharun, Possell, Bell, Adams
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text:'The peat in many parts of Britain is being severly eroded by subaerial forces, but the fire provides a method of erosion not previously emphasized. It removes whole tracts of peat and plant cover in a matter of days and permits...

Person: Radley
Year: 1965
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The forest floor affects the hydrological cycle, herbage production, tree regeneration, and fire behavior. Forest floor depths and weights under ponderosa pine stands on soils developed from sedimentary parent materials were similar to those previously...

Person: Ffolliott, Clary, Baker
Year: 1976
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire access usually should be via ridges, where soil tends to be shallow, erosion hazards minimal, and timber cover most open. Dry slopes with deep permafrost or none are useable, but any slope is a potential erosion hazard. Permafrost areas, muskegs,...

Person: Helmers
Year: 1976
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fires are increasing in frequency, size and intensity partly due to climate change and land management practices, yet there is limited knowledge of the impacts of smoke emissions - both short term and long term. EPA is using its expertise in air...

Person: Brown
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES