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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Permafrost peatlands store globally significant amounts of soil organic carbon (SOC) that may be vulnerable to climate change. Permafrost thaw exposes deeper, older SOC to microbial activity, but SOC vulnerability to mineralization and release as...

Person: Estop-Aragonés, Czimczik, Heffernan, Gibson, Walker, Xu, Olefeldt
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire fighters use many tools and equipment that produce noise levels that may be considered hazardous to hearing. This study evaluated 174 personal dosimetry measurements on 156 wildland fire fighters conducting various training and fire...

Person: Broyles, Butler, Kardous
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Acoustic impulse events have long been used as diagnostics for discrete phenomena in the natural world, including the detection of meteor impacts and volcanic eruptions. Wildland fires display an array of such acoustic impulse events in the form of...

Person: Yedinak, Anderson, Apostol, Smith
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A case study in using geospatial and non-geospatial fire behavior models to assess spotting potential. Five fire modeling approaches were compared and documented using the the 2009 Chakina Fire

Person: Sorbel, Opperman, Stephen
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The ecological literature offers many conflicting recommendations for how managers should respond to ecosystem change and novelty. We propose a framework in which forest managers may achieve desired forest characteristics by combining strategies for (1...

Person: Rissman, Burke, Kramer, Radeloff, Schilke, Selles, Toczydlowski, Wardropper, Barrow, Chandler, Geleynse, L'roe, Laushman, Schomaker
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The primacy of past human activity in triggering change in earth’s ecosystems remains a contested idea. Treating human-environmental dynamics as a dichotomous phenomenon – turning “on” or “off” at some tipping point in the past – misses the broader,...

Person: Power, Codding, Taylor, Swetnam, Magargal, Bird, O'Connell
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This document presents the study plan for the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE). FASMEE is a large-scale interagency effort to (1) identify the critical measurements necessary to improve operational wildland fire and smoke prediction...

Person: Ottmar, Brown, French, Larkin
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The main idea is that, as the forests of the planet are getting smaller, too much wood is cut and the forests are made too slow, there are also large forest fires due to excessive heat, of people arguing with the law, or simply by chance. Extinguishing...

Person: Petrescu, Aversa, Abu-Lebdeh, Apicella, Petrescu
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We developed a new software package, burnr, for fire history analysis and plotting in the R statistical programming environment. It was developed for tree-ring fire-scar analysis, but is broadly applicable to other event analyses (e.g., avalanches,...

Person: Malevich, Guiterman, Margolis
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Tick population control technologies have been studied for several decades but no method is successful in all situations. The success of each technology depends on tick species identity and abundance, host species identity and abundance, phenology of...

Person: White, Gaff
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES