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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 report synthesizes the literature and current state of knowledge pertaining to reintroducing fire in stands where it has been excluded for long periods and the impact of these introductory fires on overstory tree injury and mortality. Only forested...

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

From the text ... 'One way to protect the WUI is to restore surrounding landscapes to a healthy, resilient condition. Healthy, resilient forest ecosystems are less likely to see uncharacteristically severe wildfires that turn into human and...

Person: Tidwell, Brown
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Increased forest density resulting from decades of fire exclusion is often perceived as the leading cause of historically aberrant, severe, contemporary wildfires and insect outbreaks documented in some fire-prone forests of the western United States....

Person: Naficy, Sala, Keeling, Graham, DeLuca
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p. 34) ... 'Given the fact that climate change will cause many wildfires to burn larger and longer, the real issue in the near future will not be cost reduction or even cost containment, but rather, cost management. Expenditures may...

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

Descriptions of spatial patterns are important components of forest ecosystems, providing insights into functions and processes, yet basic spatial relationships between forest structures and fuels remain largely unexplored. We used standardized...

Person: Fry, Stephens
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Mechanical and fire treatments are commonly used to reduce fuels where land use practices have encouraged accumulation of woody debris and high densities of trees. Treatments focus on restoration of vegetation structure, but will also affect wildlife...

Person: Bagne, Finch
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is an integral Earth System process that interacts with climate in multiple ways. Here we assessed the parametrization of fires in the Community Land Model (CLM-CN) and improved the ability of the model to reproduce contemporary global patterns of...

Person: Kloster, Mahowald, Randerson, Thornton, Hoffman, Levis, Lawrence, Feddema, Oleson, Lawrence
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aim In any region affected, fires exhibit a strong seasonal cycle driven by the dynamic of fuel moisture and ignition sources throughout the year. In this paper we investigate the global patterns of fire seasonality, which we relate to climatic,...

Person: Le, Oom, Silva, Jonsson, Pereira
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Policymakers and forestry experts recognize that, after a century of fire suppression, there is a crisis in forest health: fire-dependent ecosystems starved of regular fire cycles now have unhealthy fuel loads and experience...

Person: Aplet, Wilmer
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We examined the short-term response of the bark-foraging bird community to mechanical thinning, prescribed fire, and thinning/prescribed fire combination treatments designed to reduce fuel loads at study sites throughout the continental United States...

Person: Farris, Zack, Amacher, Pierson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS