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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Significant changes occurring in the wildland fire environment of the United States are generatinguncharacteristic shifts in the complexity, behavior, extent, and effects of wildfires. Increases in wildfire numbers, temporal and spatial scales, and...

Person: Zimmerman, Lasko, Kaufmann
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Dr. Matt Nolan is a Research Associate Professor at UAF's Institute of Northern Engineering with degrees in geophysics and arctic and mechanical engineering. He has been pioneering new high-tech uses of an old tool-the aerial photo. With new advances...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Hearing about climate-driven plant community changes takes on new meaning when they name names of the passengers who might not be boarding the flight to the future. A recent paper by Hollingsworth et al. (2013) does just that, analyzing fire severity...

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

In this study, components of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model were used to explore how changes in lightning induced by climate change alter wildfire activity. To investigate how climate change alters global flash frequency, simulations with...

Person: Krause, Kloster, Wilkenskjeld, Paeth
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'Noah Strycker's new book, 'The Thing with Feathers' provides a wonderful response to the relative who likes to remind you that you could have made more money working as an engineer. The inspiration the study of...

Person: Strycker
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There is currently no fundamental understanding of the effects of topography on the behaviour of fires burning over a landscape. While a number of empirical models are employed operationally around the world, the effects of negative slopes on fire...

Person: Sullivan, Sharples, Matthews, Plucinski
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Under the statute [Budget Control Act which Congress passed in 2011], when unpredictable events such as Hurricane Sandy are destructive enough to be declared disasters by the president, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is...

Person: Siegel
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Large eddy simulation (LES) based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulators have obtained increasing attention in the wildland fire research community, as these tools allow the inclusion of important driving physics. However, due to the complexity...

Person: Mueller, Mell, Simeoni
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Ongoing climate change is likely to result in shifts in successional dynamics in boreal mixedwood stands. Using data from provincial forest inventory databases, we examined the occurrence and abundance of the regeneration of various coniferous species...

Person: Nlungu-Kweta, Leduc, Bergeron
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Taking the first IUCN Red List from 1988 as a starting point, I review trends in the threat status of the woodpecker species of the world, the geographical distribution of (near-) threatened woodpecker species, threat factors affecting these species,...

Person: Lammertink
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS