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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfires are a dominant disturbance to boreal forests, and in North America, they typically cause widespread tree mortality. Forest fire burn severity is often measured at a plot scale using the Composite Burn Index (CBI), which was originally...

Person: Fraser, van der Sluijs, Hall
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In his October 26, 2017 commentary in these pages, Dr. Tom Zimmerman highlights a number of ongoing and future challenges faced by wildland fire management. To address these challenges he also identifies an important role for science and in particular...

Person: Hall, Steblein, Hardy
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Land managers use various methods to reduce fuel levels. The two most common fuel treatment methods include forest thinning and prescribed fire. The pace of implementing such fuel treatments has increased over the last several decades. Scientific...

Person: Hall, Brunson
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Aim: Biotic disturbances (BD, including insects, pathogens and wildlife herbivory) can alter forest structure and the capability of forests to deliver ecosystem services. Impact assessments, however, are limited by the lack of reliable and timely...

Person: Kautz, Meddens, Hall, Arneth
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Change in the Russian boreal forest has the capacity to alter global carbon and climate dynamics. Fire disturbance is an integral determinant of the forest's composition and structure, and changing climate conditions are expected to create more...

Person: Shuman, Foster, Shugart, Hoffman-Hall, Krylov, Loboda, Ershov, Sochilova
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES