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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Communities impacted by fine-particle air pollution (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 mm; PM2.5) from forest fires and residential wood burning require effective, evidence-based exposure-reduction strategies. Public health...

Person: Barn, Larson, Noullett, Kennedy, Copes, Brauer
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Peatland ground layer species composition is intricately tied to ecosystem function (for example, carbon storage). As the primary disturbance in boreal bogs, wildfire selectively removes the ground layer vegetation, creating heterogeneous habitat...

Person: Benscoter, Vitt
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In boreal forests of eastern Canada, the end of the little ice age (ca. 1850) coincided with a lengthening of mean fire return intervals, which has been hypothesized to increase the abundance of late-successional forests dominated by balsam fir. This...

Person: Bouchard, Pothier
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The purpose of the present work is to quantify parametric uncertainty in the Rothermel wildland fire spread model (implemented in software such as BehavePlus3 and FARSITE), which is undoubtedly among the most widely used fire spread models in the...

Person: Jimenez, Hussaini, Goodrick
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Postfire succession in the Alaskan boreal forest follows several different pathways, the most common being self-replacement and species-dominance relay. In self-replacement, canopy-dominant tree species replace themselves as the postfire dominants. It...

Person: Kurkowski, Mann, Rupp, Verbyla
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

To determine the influence of fire and thermokarst in a boreal landscape, we investigated peat cores within and adjacent to a permafrost collapse feature on the Tanana River Floodplain of Interior Alaska. Radioisotope dating, diatom assemblages, plant...

Person: Myers-Smith, Harden, Wilmking, Fuller, McGuire, Chapin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Factors governing the rate and direction of prairie dog (Cynomys spp.) colony expansion remain poorly understood. However, increased knowledge and ability to control these factors may lead to more effective reintroductions of prairie dogs and...

Person: Northcott, Andersen, Roemer, Fredrickson, DeMers, Truett, Ford
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The maximum solar elevation is typically less than 50 degrees in the Alaskan boreal region and solar elevation varies substantially during the growing season. Because of the relatively low solar elevation at boreal latitudes, the effect of topography...

Person: Verbyla, Kasischke, Hoy
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Simplistically, a High Reliability Organization (HRO) is one that consistently produces the results in a dynamic, often unpredictable environment in which the consequences of errors are catastrophic. Accordingly, the error rate...

Person: Black, Sutcliffe, Barton, Dether
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'For more than 20 years, a small but diverse group of organizational experts have researched the nature of what we have come to call a High Reliability Organization (HRO). The HRO theory builds on and extends organizational...

Person: DeGrosky
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS