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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We used the TELSA forest landscape model to examine the long-term consequences of applying different forest management scenarios on indicators of wildlife habitat, understory productivity, crown fuel hazard, timber yield and treatment costs. The study...

Person: Klenner, Walton
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Understanding and being able to predict forest fire occurrence, fire growth and fire intensity are important aspects of forest fire management. In Canada fire management agencies use the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) to help...

Person: Wotton
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

Savanna models that are based on recurrent disturbances such as fire result in nonequilibrium savannas, but these models rarely incorporate vegetation feedbacks on fire frequency or include more than two states (grasses and trees). We develop a...

Person: Beckage, Platt, Gross
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There are pronounced differences in the processes that act to determine the type and amount of standing and downed coarse woody debris present under partial harvesting versus other noncatastrophic disturbances. To evaluate long-term differences in snag...

Person: Vanderwel, Malcolm, Smith
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire is a global phenomenon, and a result of interactions between climate-weather, fuels and people. Our climate is changing rapidly primarily through the release of greenhouse gases that may have profound and possibly unexpected impacts on...

Person: Flannigan, Krawchuk, de Groot, Wotton, Gowman
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

The interaction between disturbance and climate change and resultant effects on ecosystem carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) fluxes are poorly understood. Here, we model (using CENTURY version 4.5) how climate change may affect C and N fluxes among mature and...

Person: Smithwick, Ryan, Kashian, Romme, Tinker, Turner
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

In many northern forest ecosystems, soil organic matter accumulation can lead to paludification and forest productivity losses. Paludification rate is primarily influenced by topography and time elapsed since fire, two factors whose influence is often...

Person: Simard, Bernier, Bergeron, Paré, Guérine
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS