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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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During the 2004 fire season ~6.6 million acres (~2.7 million ha) burned across Alaska. Nearly 2 million of these were on National Wildlife Refuge System lands inaccessible from the state's limited road system. Many fires burned through September,...

Person: Murphy, Reynolds, Koltun
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Satellite remotely sensed data of fire disturbance offers important information; however, current methods to study fire severity may need modifications for boreal regions. We assessed the potential of the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) and...

Person: Hoy, French, Turetsky, Trigg, Kasischke
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

ANNOTATION: Woody biomass-usually logging slash, tops and limbs, or trees that cannot be sold as timber-is the lowest valued material removed from the forest and presents economic and logistical challenges. This report brings together 45 case studies...

Person: Evans
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The potential for nonnative, invasive plants to alter an ecosystem depends on species traits, ecosystem characteristics, and the effects of disturbances, including fire. This study identifies gaps in science-based knowledge about the relationships...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Zouhar, Munger, Smith
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

ANNOTATION: This paper looks into the carbon sequestering abilities of forests and finds that policies currently in place promote avoidable carbon releases and discourage actions that would actually increase long-term carbon storage. When stand-...

Person: Hurteau, Koch, Hungate
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The perception is that today's large fires are an ecological catastrophe because they burn vast areas with high intensities and severities. However, little is known of the ecological impacts of large fires on both historical and contemporary...

Person: Keane, Agee, Fulé, Keeley, Key, Kitchen, Miller, Schulte
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

FireFamilyPlus (FFP) is a PC-based software system for summarizing and analyzing historical daily fire weather observations and computing fire danger indices based on the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) or the Canadian Fire Danger Rating...

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Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a suite of computer modeling tools for predicting the long-term effects of alternative forest management actions. FVS was developed in the early 1980s and is used throughout the United Sates and British Columbia...

Person: Havis, Crookston
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Seesholtz
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire management programs and fire suppression is multi-faceted, spanning intellectual disciplines and administrative boundaries. Planning and implementing fire management programs requires knowledge and experience in fire science, ecosystem...

Person: González-Cabán
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES