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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 area burned in the North American boreal forest is controlled by the frequency of mid-tropospheric blocking highs that cause rapid fuel drying. Climate controls the area burned through changing the dynamics of large-scale teleconnection patterns (...

Person: Fauria, Johnson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Large fire years in which >1% of the landscape burns are becoming more frequent in the Alaskan (USA) interior, with four large fire years in the past 10 years, and 79 000 km2 (17% of the region) burned since 2000. We modeled fire severity conditions...

Person: Barrett, McGuire, Hoy, Kasischke
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire frequency is expected to increase due to climate warming in many areas, particularly the boreal forests. An increase in fire frequency may have important effects on the global carbon cycle by decreasing the size of boreal carbon stores. Our...

Person: Brown, Johnstone
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Climate is an important driver of forest dynamics. In this paper, we present three case studies from the forests of British Columbia to illustrate the direct and indirect effects of climatic variation and global warming on forest composition and...

Person: Daniels, Maertens, Stan, McCloskey, Cochrane, Gray
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Efforts to quantify relationships between climate and wildfire in Alaska have not yet explored the role of higher-frequency meteorological conditions on individual wildfire ignition and growth. To address this gap, meteorological data for 665 large...

Person: Abatzoglou, Kolden
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The cumulative impacts of human and natural activity on forest landscapes in Alberta are clear. Human activity, such as forestry and oil and gas development, and natural processes such as wildfire leave distinctive marks on the composition, age class...

Person: Yamasaki, Duchesneau, Doyon, Russell, Gooding
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Pollen and high-resolution charcoal records from the north-western USA provide an opportunity to examine the linkages among fire, climate, and fuels on multiple temporal and spatial scales. The data suggest that general charcoal levels were low in the...

Person: Whitlock, Marlon, Briles, Brunelle, Long, Bartlein
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Alluvial fan deposits are widespread and preserve millennial-length records of fire. We used these records to examine changes in fire regimes over the last 2000 years in Yellowstone National Park mixed-conifer forests and drier central Idaho ponderosa...

Person: Pierce, Meyer
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We inferred climate drivers of 20th Century years with regionally synchronous forest fires in the U. S. Northern Rockies. We derived annual fire extent from an existing fire atlas that includes 5038 fire polygons recorded from 12 070 086 ha, or 71% of...

Person: Morgan, Heyerdahl, Gibson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfires are a common experience in Alaska where, on average, 3,775 km2 burn annually. More than 90% of the area consumed occurs in Interior Alaska, where the summers are relatively warm and dry, and the vegetation consists predominantly of spruce,...

Person: Wendler, Conner, Moore, Shulski, Stuefer
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES