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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The latitudinal herbivory-defense hypothesis (LHDH) predicts that plants near the equator will be more heavily defended against herbivores than are plants at higher latitudes. Although this idea is widely found in the literature, recent studies have...

Person: Stevens, Brown, Bothwell, Bryant
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Climate change coupled with an intensifying wildfire regime is becoming an important driver of permafrost loss and ecosystem change in the northern boreal forest. There is a growing need to understand the effects of fire on the spatial distribution of...

Person: Brown, Jorgenson, Kielland, Verbyla, Prakash, Koch
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A study by Keane and Gray (2013) compared three sampling techniques for estimating surface fine woody fuels. Known amounts of fine woody fuel were distributed on a parking lot, and researchers estimated the loadings using different sampling techniques...

Person: Gray, Keane, Karpisz, Pedersen, Brown, Russell
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lowland boreal forest ecosystems in Alaska are dominated by wetlands comprised of a complex mosaic of fens, collapse-scar bogs, low shrub/scrub, and forests growing on elevated ice-rich permafrost soils. Thermokarst has affected the lowlands of the...

Person: Lara, Genet, McGuire, Euskirchen, Zhang, Brown, Jorgenson, Romanovsky, Breen, Bolton
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire can be a significant driver of permafrost change in boreal landscapes, altering the availability of soil carbon and nutrients that have important implications for future climate and ecological succession. However, not all landscapes are equally...

Person: Minsley, Pastick, Wylie, Brown, Kass
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

On nearly every continent, prior and current cultures have practiced land management using fire. Huffman calls the knowledge acquired by people “Traditional Fire Knowledge” (TFK), which consists of “fire‐related knowledge, beliefs and practices that...

Person: Graham, Middlemis-Brown
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[Excerpted from text] In 1949, 32 men died as a direct result of forest fires on national forest, State, and private lands. Most of them lost their lives because of extreme fire conditions which resulted in blow-ups. These comments will be confined to...

Person: Brown
Year: 1950
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES