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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Modern climate change in Alaska has resulted in widespread thawing of permafrost, increased fire activity, and extensive changes in vegetation characteristics that have significant consequences for socioecological systems. Despite observations of the...

Person: Pastick, Duffy, Genet, Rupp, Wylie, Johnson, Jorgenson, Bliss, McGuire, Jafarov, Knight
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

It is important to understand how upland ecosystems of Alaska, which are estimated to occupy 84% of the state (i.e. 1,237,774 km2), are influencing and will influence state-wide carbon (C) dynamics in the face of ongoing climate change. We coupled fire...

Person: Genet, Hue, Lyu, McGuire, Zhuang, Clein, D'Amore, Bennett, Breen, Biles, Euskirchen, Johnson, Kurkowski, Schroder, Pastick, Rupp, Wylie, Zhang, Zhou, Zhu
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Climate change is altering wildfire activity across Alaska, with increased area burned projected for the future. Changes in wildfire are expected to affect the need for management and suppression resources; however, the potential economic implications...

Person: Melvin, Murray, Boehlert, Martinich, Rennels, Rupp
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Subsistence harvesting and wild food production by Athabascan peoples is part of an integrated social-ecological system of interior Alaska. We describe effects of recent trends and future climate change projections on the boreal ecosystem of interior...

Person: Kofinas, Chapin, BurnSilver, Schmidt, Kielland, Martin, Springsteen, Rupp
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal forests of Alaska, recent changes in climate have influenced the exchange of trace gases, water, and energy between these forests and the atmosphere. These changes in the structure and function of boreal forests can then feedback to...

Person: Euskirchen, McGuire, Chapin, Rupp
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire is the dominant driver of ecosystem change in Alaska. The majority of annual area burned occurs within boreal forests in the interior region (north of the Alaska Range and south of the Brooks Range). See Figure 1 on page 5. Alaskan boreal...

Person: Trainor, Rupp, Barnes
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Charcoal deposits collected from lake sediment in Noatak and the Seward Peninsula were used to quantify fire return intervals in tundra ecosystems and examine the relationships between fire, vegetation, and climate.

Person: Hu, Higuera, Chipman, Barnes, Rupp, Duffy, Urban
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Nenana Ridge Experimental Fuels Treatment Project is designed to quantify the effects of fuels reduction treatments (thinning and shearblading) on fire behavior and post-fire vegetation dynamics in Alaska black spruce. On June 17th, 2009, one unit...

Person: Rupp, Butler, Hardy, Ottmar
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In general, all climate prediction models are projecting continued increases in seasonal temperatures. Precipitation is also predicted to increase, though the impact on Alaska seems relatively minor. Alaska will most likely experience a drier...

Person: Rupp, Walsh
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A synthesis was carried out to examine Alaska's boreal forest fire regime. During the 2000s, an average of 767 000 ha x year-1 burned, 50% higher than in any previous decade since the 1940s. Over the past 60 years, there was a decrease in the...

Person: Kasischke, Verbyla, Rupp, McGuire, Murphy, Jandt, Barnes, Hoy, Duffy, Calef, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS