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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text... 'Fused inorganic tubes caused by lightning strokes to the ground, called fulgurites, are abundant in many portions of the earth. Ample evidence of fossil fires, called fusain, lies buried in the coal beds of all the coal-forming...

Person: Pyne, Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'It is often assumed that the American Indian was incapable of greatly modifying his environment and that he would not have been much interested in doing so if he did have the capabilities. In fact, he possessed both the tool and...

Person: Pyne, Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'But with the advent of fire protection in the South, game birds decreased much as pasturage had and as grouse populations had in Britain. The vegetative ensemble that sustained maximum populations gave way to roughage and woods....

Person: Pyne, Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'With respect to traditional uses of fire, the Indians of northern Alberta exhibited a clear understanding of both what was happening as well as why things happened. They exhibited full understanding of systemic, relational effects...

Person: Lewis
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

As the initial step in a study of forest fire cycles in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, four burned areas of different ages were briefly examined. This Report describes the present condition of the areas visited in terms of both forest cover...

Person: Methven, Van Wagner, Stocks
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the book jacket...'From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Stephen J. Pyne's narrative explores the efforts of sucessive American cultures to master this forbidding kind of fire and to use it to shape the landscape. He...

Person: Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The existing literature on wildland fire is assessed in terms of both the biological and social impacts of prescription fire on recreational wildlands. Gaps in the literature are noted and future areas of needed research are suggested, with particular...

Person: Omi, Laven
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A number of nondestructive techniques for analyzing the timing, frequency, and magnitude of natural disturbances in forest stands are discussed in this paper. Intensive age determination of trees is desirable for reconstructing forest disturbance...

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

Comprehensive sampling of curlleaf mountain-mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) on 41 sites in five States allowed an assessment of postfire population dynamics, differences in regeneration patterns, and critical events in stand regeneration. Historical...

Person: Lotan, Brown, Gruell, Bunting, Neuenschwander
Year: 1985
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