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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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A recent study by Davies et al. sought to test whether winter grazing could reduce wildfire size, fire behaviour and intensity metrics, and fire-induced plant mortality in shrub-grasslands. The authors concluded that ungrazed rangelands may experience...

Person: Smith, Talhelm, Kolden, Newingham, Adams, Cohen, Yedinak, Kremens
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A paradigm shift from fire suppression to fire suppression and prescription requires a shift in emphasis from simply controlling wildfire occurrence and spread to one that includes controlling characteristics of prescribed fire. Suppression focuses on...

Person: Pruden, Brennan, Paysen, Narog, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Updating the National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) was completed in 1977, and operational use of it was begun the next year. The System provides a guide to wildfire control and suppression by its indexes that measure the relative potential of...

Person: Cohen, Deeming
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Cohen
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Person: Cohen
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Evidence of shifting dominance among major forest disturbance agent classes regionally to globally has been emerging in the literature. For example, climate-related stress and secondary stressors on forests (e.g., insect and disease, fire) have...

Person: Cohen, Yang, Stehman, Schroeder, Bell, Masek, Huang, Meigs
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Understanding how ignitions occur is critical for effectively mitigating home fire losses during wildland fires. The threat of life and property losses during wildland fires is a significant issue for Federal, State, and local agencies that have...

Person: González-Cabán, Omi, Cohen
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Updating the National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) was completed in 1977, and operational use of it was begun the next year. The System provides a guide to wildfire control and suppression by its indexes that measure the relative potential of...

Person: Cohen, Deeming
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Boreal forests are composed of a few plant species with contrasting traits with respect to ecosystem functioning and spatial patterning. Early successional deciduous species, such as birch (Betula spp.) and aspen (Populus spp.), disperse seeds widely,...

Person: Pastor, Cohen, Moen
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Safety zone is a term familiar to wildland firefighters. However, relatively little quantitative information is available regarding necessary safety zone size. This study presents some analytical results from calculations of radiant energy transfer...

Person: Butler, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES