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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The primacy of past human activity in triggering change in earth’s ecosystems remains a contested idea. Treating human-environmental dynamics as a dichotomous phenomenon – turning “on” or “off” at some tipping point in the past – misses the broader,...

Person: Power, Codding, Taylor, Swetnam, Magargal, Bird, O'Connell
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We developed a new software package, burnr, for fire history analysis and plotting in the R statistical programming environment. It was developed for tree-ring fire-scar analysis, but is broadly applicable to other event analyses (e.g., avalanches,...

Person: Malevich, Guiterman, Margolis
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large...

Person: Scott
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The idea for a book series began in conversations with Lincoln Bramwell, chief historian for the Forest Service. We agreed that the standard history Fire in America needed updating.

Person: Pyne
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This agreement is made and entered into by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Joint Fire Science Program (BLM), and the University of Nevada Reno for the purpose of Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Joint Fire Science Program...

Person: Singletary, Evans
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Fire is the dominant ecological disturbance process in boreal forests (coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces, and larches) and fire frequency, size and severity are increasing in Alaska owing to climate warming. However, interactions...

Person: Falke, Gray
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Some have wondered whether the 2017 Montana fre season was a rare apocalypse or whether it was simply Nature being Nature. The short answer is, some of both. Today’s forests clearly are experiencing a highly active fre period, one of many during the...

Person: Barrett
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Modern wildland fire management effectively began in the aftermath of the Great Fires of 1910. The Big Blowup traumatized the fledgling Forest Service and its Chiefs for decades. One of the aftershocks, the 1911 Weeks Act, established the basis for a...

Person: Pyne
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We examined the relationships between lightning-fire-prone environments, socioeconomic metrics, and documented use of broadcast fire by small-scale hunter-gatherer societies. Our approach seeks to re-assess human-fire dynamics in biomes that are...

Person: Coughlan, Magi, Derr
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Thesis defense by Maija Wehmas, MS Candidate in UAF School of Natural Resources Management and Extension, advised by David Verbyla, Teresa Hollingsworth, and Daniel Mann.

Person: Wehmas
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES