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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 1998, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was statutorily authorized as a joint partnership between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The program provides leadership to the wildland fire...

Person: Gucker
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

There has been considerable interest in the recent literature regarding the assessment of post-fire effects on forested areas within the North American boreal forest. Assessing the physical and ecological effects of fire in boreal forests has far-...

Person: French, Kasischke, Hall, Murphy, Verbyla, Hoy, Allen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

During the 2004 fire season ~6.6 million acres (~2.7 million ha) burned across Alaska. Nearly 2 million of these were on National Wildlife Refuge System lands inaccessible from the state's limited road system. Many fires burned through September,...

Person: Murphy, Reynolds, Koltun
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Satellite remotely sensed data of fire disturbance offers important information; however, current methods to study fire severity may need modifications for boreal regions. We assessed the potential of the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) and...

Person: Hoy, French, Turetsky, Trigg, Kasischke
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, 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

The perception is that today's large fires are an ecological catastrophe because they burn vast areas with high intensities and severities. However, little is known of the ecological impacts of large fires on both historical and contemporary...

Person: Keane, Agee, Fulé, Keeley, Key, Kitchen, Miller, Schulte
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Discussion of fire-damage appraisal in relation to fire-protection planning shows a need for a standard appraisal system on all federal lands. Fire control costs and damages on an interior Alaska and a northern Minnesota fire are compared; application...

Person: Noste, Davis
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Comprises 80 references to papers and publications related specifically to fire management of wilderness areas in the USA. An index is given to 11 general subject categories.

Person: Baker
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Burn severity strongly influences post-fire vegetation succession, soil erosion, and wildlife populations in the fire-adapted boreal forest and tundra ecosystems of Alaska. Therefore, satellite-derived maps of burn severity in the remote Alaskan...

Person: Barnes, Sorbel
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS