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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In this paper, we present how elders of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario have drawn upon their knowledge and values associated with fire to engage in fire management planning for 1.3 million hectares of their traditional boreal forest...

Person: Miller, Davidson-Hunt, Peters
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A guide produced for RX-310 Introduction to Fire Effects class in Alaska summarizing the properties of moss duff—the primary surface fuel in Alaska’s interior coniferous forests. Eric reviews fuelbed properties of duff, including bulk density, depth,...

Person: Miller
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This final report summarizes a collaboration that brought together experts in burn probability (BP) modeling and wildland fire risk analysis to compare and evaluate BP models, and ultimately incorporate these into a risk analysis framework. The project...

Person: Miller, Parisien, Ager, Finney, Parks
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Particle size distribution from biomass combustion is an important parameter as it affects air quality, climate modelling and health effects. To date, particle size distributions reported from prior studies vary not only due to difference in fuels but...

Person: Hosseini, Cocker, Weise, Miller, Shrivastava, Miller, Mahalingam, Princevac, Jung
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

To date in 2010, eleven fires have been detected on the North Slope. There has been some interest in the fire activity and whether it is abnormal. Here I provide some basic statistics on North Slope fires since 1969 to provide some context. There have...

Person: Miller
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This is a well-written polemic about the failure of fire policy and management in the United States. The book contains enough ecology and history for nonspecialists to understand the complexities of the policy and management dilemmas that we face today...

Person: Miller
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Land management agencies need to understand and monitor the consequences of their fire suppression decisions. We developed a framework for retrospective fire behavior modeling and impact assessment to determine where ignitions would have spread had...

Person: Davis, Miller, Parks
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There have been numerous studies worldwide demonstrating that changes in forest density can cause a change in water yield. Bosch and Hewlett (1982), Hibbert (1967), Stednick (1996) and Troendle and Leaf (1980) have summarized the findings from most of...

Person: Elliot, Miller, Audin, Troendle, MacDonald, Luce, Larsen
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Herbaceous plants and shrubs have received little attention in terms of fire effects modeling despite their critical role in ecosystem integrity and resilience after wildfires and prescribed burns. In this paper, we summarize current knowledge of...

Person: Stephan, Miller, Dickinson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire suppression in the last century has resulted in forests with excessive amounts of biomass, leading to more severe wildfires, covering greater areas, requiring more resources for suppression and mitigation, and causing increased onsite and offsite...

Person: Elliot, Miller, Audin
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS