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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 the boreal biome, fire is the major disturbance agent affecting ecosystem change, and fire dynamics will likely change in response to climatic warming. We modified a spatially explicit model of Alaskan subarctic treeline dynamics (ALFRESCO) to...

Person: Rupp, Starfield, Chapin, Duffy
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The pattern of primary succession on the floodplain of the Tanana River in interior Alaska resulted largely from interactions between stochastic events and life history traits of the dominant species. Seed rain by willow (Salix alaxensis), alder (Alnus...

Person: Walker, Zasada, Chapin
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate warming has important implications to potential feedbacks to climate. The interactions between topography, climate, and disturbance (particularly wildfires) could alter recruitment patterns to reduce or...

Person: Rupp, Chapin, Starfield
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the boreal biome, fire is the major disturbance agent affecting ecosystem change, and fire dynamics will likely change in response to climatic warming. We modified a spatially explicit model of Alaskan subarctic treeline dynamics (ALFRESCO) to...

Person: Rupp, Starfield, Chapin, Duffy
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Although fire is crucial to the functioning and diversity of boreal forests, the second largest biome on Earth, there are few detailed studies of the effects of disturbance on surface-atmosphere interactions in these regions. We conducted tower-based...

Person: Chambers, Chapin
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Dominating all aspects of forest ecosystem structure and function in the Alaskan taiga is the cold environment. Low mean annual temperature (-3.5°C) and a short growing season (90–100 days) result in a restricted period during which biological activity...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Van Cleve, Yarie
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The forests of interior Alaska are used for a variety of consumptive and nonconsumptive uses. Multiple- or single-use management of these forests requires a working knowledge of how these uses affect the sustained yield or availability of a particular...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Zasada
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Plant communities in taiga forest ecosystems harbor an array of insects that exploit the vast biomass within these ecosystems. Phytophagous insects with associated parasites, predators, and saprophytes form a discrete insect community. Phytophagous...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Werner
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The primary environmental variable that appears to regulate the function and, to some extent, the structure of Alaskan taiga ecosystems is soil temperature (Van Cleve et al. 1983, Van Cleve and Dyrness 1983). The structural and functional changes that...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Yarie
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The studies described in this volume were conducted in the boreal forest zone of central Alaska. This high-latitude setting has a continental climate characterized by low annual precipitation (285 mm at Fairbanks), low humidity, low cloudiness, and...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Slaughter, Viereck
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES