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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Bryophytes are dominant components of boreal forest understories and play a large role in regulating soil microclimate and nutrient cycling. Therefore, shifts in bryophyte communities have the potential to affect boreal forests’ ecosystem processes. We...

Person: Jean, Alexander, Mack, Johnstone
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In Canada, the importance of seasonality in forest fire danger rating associated with phenological changes in deciduous tree leaves and lesser ground vegetation has historically been taken into account by dividing the fire season into three distinct...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Generalised statements about the state of fire science are often used to provide a simplified context for new work. This paper explores the validity of five frequently repeated statements regarding empirical and physical models for predicting wildland...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Sullivan
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a major natural disturbance in boreal forests of interior Alaska and play an important role in determining forest plant composition and productivity by influencing parameters such as nutrient availability, light transmission, and forest...

Person: Earl, Alexander, Mack
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[Excerpted from text] As is well known, certain meteorological conditions are exceptionally favorable to the inception and the spreading of fires in the forested regions of this country. These conditions, although varied and due at times to somewhat...

Person: Alexander
Year: 1923
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Members of the project team associated with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) project JFSP-09-S-03-1 entitled 'Crown Fire Behavior Characteristics and Prediction in Conifer Forests: A State of Knowledge Synthesis' are actively seeking...

Person: Wade, Robinson, Alexander, Cruz, Vaillant, Peterson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The foliar moisture content (FMC) of coniferous trees is estimated within the context of the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System on the basis of an empirical method that is limited to the forest regions of Canada and immediately adjacent...

Person: Viegas, Alexander
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Abstract: This document contains the slides for the crown fire portion of the fire behaviour short course presentation, outlined as follows: I. Introduction to Crown Fires; II. Understanding of Crown Fire Behavior From Experimental Fire and Wildfire...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Cruz et al. (2003) developed regression equations for estimating canopy base height (CBH), canopy fuel load (CFL) and canopy bulk density (CBD) for use in assessing crown fire potential in four broad coniferous forest fuel types found in western North...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Reinhardt et al. (E. Reinhardt, J. Scott, K. Gray, and R. Keane, Can. J. For. Res. 36: 2803?2814, 2006) questioned the validity of the regression equations for estimating canopy base heights in coniferous forest fuel types developed by Cruz et al. (M.G...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Wakimoto
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES