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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This paper assesses the resilience of Alaska's boreal forest system to rapid climatic change. Recent warming is associated with reduced growth of dominant tree species, plant disease and insect outbreaks, warming and thawing of permafrost, drying...

Person: Chapin, McGuire, Ruess, Hollingsworth, Mack, Johnstone, Kasischke, Euskirchen, Jones, Jorgenson, Kielland, Kofinas, Turetsky, Yarie, Lloyd, Taylor
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Root-associated fungi, particularly ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF), are critical symbionts of all boreal tree species. Although climatically driven increases in wildfire frequency and extent have been hypothesized to increase vegetation transitions from...

Person: Hewitt, Chapin, Hollingsworth, Taylor
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper assesses the resilience of Alaska's boreal forest system to rapid climatic change. Recent warming is associated with reduced growth of dominant tree species, plant disease and insect outbreaks, warming and thawing of permafrost, drying...

Person: Chapin, McGuire, Ruess, Hollingsworth, Mack, Johnstone, Kasischke, Euskirchen, Jones, Jorgenson, Kielland, Kofinas, Turetsky, Yarie, Lloyd, Taylor
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Along the Tanana River floodplain, several turning points have been suggested to characterize the changes in ecosystem structure and function that accompany plant community changes through primary succession. In the past, much of this research focused...

Person: Hollingsworth, Lloyd, Nossov, Ruess, Charlton, Kielland
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire acts as a catalyst and a driver of change. There is a very critical and sensitive post-fire window where fire severity strongly affects seedling recruitment patterns. Climate change could tip this sensitive transition and impact the dominate...

Person: Hollingsworth, Johnstone
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal forests of interior Alaska, feedbacks that link forest soils, fire characteristics, and plant traits have supported stable cycles of forest succession for the past 6000 years. This high resilience of forest stands to fire disturbance is...

Person: Johnstone, Chapin, Hollingsworth, Mack, Romanovsky, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Shifts in moss communities may affect the resilience of boreal ecosystems to a changing climate because of the role of moss species in regulating soil climate and biogeochemical cycling. Here, we use long-term data analysis and literature synthesis to...

Person: Turetsky, Mack, Hollingsworth, Harden
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Predicting plant community responses to changing environmental conditions is a key element of forecasting and mitigating the effects of global change. Disturbance can play an important role in these dynamics, by initiating cycles of secondary...

Person: Johnstone, Hollingsworth, Chapin, Mack
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire acts as a catalyst and a driver of change. There is a very critical and sensitive post-fire window where fire severity strongly affects seedling recruitment patterns. Climate change could tip this sensitive transition and impact the dominate...

Person: Hollingsworth, Johnstone
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES