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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Editorial comment ... 'In this wide-ranging essay, Stephen Pyne, the preeminent historian of wildfire around the world, explores the past, present, and future of the term 'wildland-urban interface' and the policies regarding fire in that...

Person: Pyne
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Editorial comment ... 'It will take more than mere science to deal with the wildland-urban interface issue, argues the author. In addition, what is needed are the 'skills, talents, and approaches' of historians and the long perspective...

Person: Limerick
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Editorial comment ... 'The trend of increasing wildfire intensity and size likely due to increasing fuel hazards is only one consequence of fire suppression. Another legacy of the fire exclusion paradigm has far reaching implications: an...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Knowledge of the ecological effect of wildfire is important to resource managers, especially from forests in which past anthropogenic influences, e.g., fire suppression and timber harvesting, have been limited. Changes to forest structure and...

Person: Stephens, Fry, Franco-Vizcaino
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We inferred climate drivers of 20th Century years with regionally synchronous forest fires in the U. S. Northern Rockies. We derived annual fire extent from an existing fire atlas that includes 5038 fire polygons recorded from 12 070 086 ha, or 71% of...

Person: Morgan, Heyerdahl, Gibson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The year was 1915 and the forest Service's brief dalliance with Civil War blinkers and sunlight was a dismal failure (Coats 1984). Frustrated foresters needed to improve their ability to communicate, but radio technology...

Person: Ferranti
Year: 2008
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

ANNOTATION: This paper looks into the carbon sequestering abilities of forests and finds that policies currently in place promote avoidable carbon releases and discourage actions that would actually increase long-term carbon storage. When stand-...

Person: Hurteau, Koch, Hungate
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We conducted this investigation in response to criticisms that the current Alaska Interagency Fire Management Plans are allowing too much of the landscape in interior Alaska to burn annually. To address this issue, we analyzed fire history patterns...

Person: Drury, Grissom
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS