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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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To fully understand the carbon (C) cycle impacts of forest fires, both C emissions during the fire and post-disturbance fluxes need to be considered. The latter are dominated by soil surface CO2 flux (Fs), which is still subject to large uncertainties...

Person: Smith, Kaduk, Balzter, Wooster, Mottram, Hartley, Lynham, Studens, Curry, Stocks
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Boreal forests are an important source of wood products, and fertilizers could be used to improve forest yields, especially in nutrient poor regions of the boreal zone. With climate change, fire frequencies may increase, resulting in a larger fraction...

Person: Allison, Gartner, Mack, McGuire, Treseder
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The objective of this paper is to explain the distributions, assumptions, interpretations, and relationships of the two compatible, stochastic models of fire history: the negative exponential and the Weibull. For each model the 'fire interval...

Person: Johnson, Van Wagner
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Payette, Gagnon
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We present here a 7000-year wildfire reconstruction based on sedimentary charcoal series from five lakes located south of Hudson Bay in eastern boreal North America. The reconstruction shows a significant downward trend in the frequency of large fires...

Person: Hély, Girardin, Ali, Carcaillet, Brewer, Bergeron
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A synthesis was carried out to examine Alaska's boreal forest fire regime. During the 2000s, an average of 767 000 ha x year-1 burned, 50% higher than in any previous decade since the 1940s. Over the past 60 years, there was a decrease in the...

Person: Kasischke, Verbyla, Rupp, McGuire, Murphy, Jandt, Barnes, Hoy, Duffy, Calef, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Spotting ignition by lofted firebrands is a significant mechanism of fire spread, as observed in many large-scale fires. The role of firebrands in fire propagation and the important parameters involved in spot fire development are studied. Historical...

Person: Koo, Pagni, Weise, Woycheese
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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Year: 1941
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The objective of this paper is to explain the distributions, assumptions, interpretations, and relationships of the two compatible, stochastic models of fire history: the negative exponential and the Weibull. For each model the 'fire interval...

Person: Johnson, Van Wagner
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Analyses of species composition and tree increment cores from 145 stands in central Quebec were used to study the forest history and stand dynamics. Windspread fires, possibly synchronous, burned across central Quebec in at least 3 periods of record (...

Person: Cogbill
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS