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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Soil temperature and moisture are important factors that control many ecosystem processes. However, interactions between soil thermal and hydrological processes are not adequately understood in cold regions, where the frozen soil, fire disturbance, and...

Person: Yi, McGuire, Harden, Kasischke, Manies, Hinzman, Liljedahl, Randerson, Liu, Romanovsky, Marchenko, Kim
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

With climatic warming, wildfire occurrence is increasing in the boreal forest of interior Alaska. Loss of catchment vegetation during fire can impact streams directly through altered solute and debris inputs and changed light and temperature regimes....

Person: Betts, Jones
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Natural fires annually decimate up to 1% of the forested area in the boreal region of Quebec, and represent a major structuring force in the region, creating a mosaic of watersheds characterized by large variations in vegetation structure and...

Person: Marchand, Prairie, Del Giorgio
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Despite widespread efforts to avert wildfire by reducing the density of flammable vegetation, little is known about the effects of this practice on the reproductive biology of forest birds. We examined nest-site selection and nest survival of the Black...

Person: Smith, Finch, Hawksworth
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is fundamental to the natural dynamics of the North American boreal forest. It is therefore often suggested that the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. logging) on a managed landscape are attenuated if the patterns and processes created...

Person: Cyr, Gauthier, Bergeron, Carcaillet
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Boreal peatland ecosystems occupy about 3.5 million km2 of the earth's land surface and store between 250 and 455 Pg of carbon (C) as peat. While northern hemisphere boreal peatlands have functioned as net sinks for atmospheric C since the most...

Person: Wieder, Scott, Kamminga, Vile, Vitt, Bone, Xu, Benscoter, Bhatti
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Arid and semiarid regions cover more than 40% of Earths land surface. Desertification, or broadscale land degradation in drylands, is a major environmental hazard facing inhabitants of the world's deserts as well as an important component of...

Person: Okin, Parsons, Wainwright, Herrick, Bestelmeyer, Peters, Fredrickson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Forest harvesting strategies that approximate natural disturbances have been proposed as a means of maintaining natural species' diversity and richness in the boreal forests of North America. Natural disturbances impact shoreline forests and...

Person: Kardynal, Hobson, Van Wilgenburg, Morissette
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Boreal forest soils represent a considerable reservoir of carbon on a global basis. The objective of this study was to compare the response of soil organic carbon (OC) to disturbance along two jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) chronosequences of either...

Person: Norris, Quideau, Bhatti, Wasylishen, MacKenzie
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We examined direct and indirect impacts of millennial-scale climate change on fire regimes in the south-central Brooks Range, Alaska, USA, using four lake sediment records and existing paleoclimate interpretations. New techniques were introduced to...

Person: Higuera, Brubaker, Anderson, Hu, Brown
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS