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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The northern Temiscamingue region (western Quebec) sustained regional-scale pulses of natural disturbances during the 1850-2000 period, such as severe fires during the 1908-1926 period, two severe spruce budworm outbreaks that occurred in 1909-1918 and...

Person: Bouchard, Kneeshaw, Bergeron
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aerosols from wildfires are the primary aerosols in the Arctic atmosphere during the summer months. These aerosols occur in large, increasing quantities and impact the sensitive radiative balance in the Arctic. FROSTFIRE, a controlled burn in a Long-...

Person: Cahill, Cahill, Perry
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

New approaches to fire management involve greater use of prescribed fire, requiring greater understanding of the effects of both prescribed fire and wildfires. Low densities of mature trees and lack of regeneration have been observed at the Ajusco...

Person: Espinoza-Martinez, Rodríguez-Trejo, Zamudio-Sanchez
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Plume dispersion models may improve assessment of the health effects associated with forest fire smoke, but they require considerable expertise in atmospheric and fire sciences to initialize and evaluate. Products from MODIS (Moderate Resolution...

Person: Henderson, Burkholder, Jackson, Brauer, Ichoku
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Extensive peatlands in Indonesia are a major store of carbon. Deforestation, conversion to other land uses, especially plantations of oil palm and pulpwood trees, and recurrent fires have recently caused the release of large amounts of this carbon to...

Person: Jaenicke, Rieley, Mott, Kimman, Siegert
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent ecosystem and fire management research aims to quantify, model and understand historical fire disturbances focusing on their frequency, size and distribution. Less attention, however, has been paid to fire boundaries and their location on the...

Person: Jordan, Fortin, Lertzman
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

After wildfire, land managers are often called on to undertake complex restoration activities while also managing relations with wildfire-devastated communities. This research investigates the community-US Forest Service agency relations in the...

Person: Ryan, Hamin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Much interest lies in long-term recovery rates of sagebrush communities after fire in the western United States, as sagebrush communities comprise millions of hectares of rangelands and are an important wildlife habitat. Little is known about postfire...

Person: Sankey, Moffet, Weber
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Since before recorded history mankind has used timber for construction and, in 'tree rich' rural societies, timber has remained a primary construction material ever since. This reflects the ease with which it can be sourced, its excellent...

Person: Smith, Snow
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Local distributions of black spruce (Picea mariana) and white spruce (Picea glauca) are largely determined by edaphic and topographic factors in the interior of Alaska, with black spruce dominant on moist permafrost sites and white spruce dominant on...

Person: Wirth, Lichstein, Dushoff, Chen, Chapin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS