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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the past two decades, a rapid escalation of extreme wildfire behavior, accompanied by significant increases in risk to responders and citizens, home and property losses, costs, and threats to communities and landscapes have been observed. In the...

Person:
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In some regions of the West, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) has been declining after more than a century of changing human land-use patterns associated with urbanization, fire suppression, predator extirpation, and agriculture. More recently,...

Person: Kirkey
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced action to help 94 national forest areas in 35 states to address insect and disease threats that weaken forests and increase the risk of forest fire. These areas are receiving an official designation...

Person:
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[From description] Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life's...

Person: Scott, Bowman, Bond, Pyne, Alexander
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The annual national report of the Forest Health Monitoring Program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents forest health status and trends from a national or multi-State regional perspective using a variety of sources,...

Person: Potter, Conkling
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

High-intensity and fast-spreading wildfires are natural in the Mediterranean basin. However, since 1960, wildfire occurrence has increased because of changes in land use, which resulted in extensive land abandonment, increases in the fuel load and...

Person: Caon, Vallejo, Ritsema, Geissen
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

More than thirty landscapes-most working as part of regional networks-are now active in the FLN. In addition to long-established partnerships, collaborative groups in the early stages of their FLN work are being developed in California, Colorado and...

Person: Rank
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The vegetation of semi-arid and arid landscapes is often comprised of mixtures of herbaceous and woody vegetation. Since the early 1900s, shifts from herbaceous to woody plant dominance, termed woody plant encroachment and widely regarded as a state...

Person: Archer, Predick
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The wildfire dilemma in the United States (and particularly in the U.S. West) has been well documented and its broad parameters are well understood. A very small fraction of wildfire igniting in wildland settings each year turn into major...

Person: Carroll, Paveglio, Ellison, Abrams, Moseley
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES