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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Literature shows that at a global scale, fire activity increased from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present. There is incremental evidence indicating that climate defines the regional boundary conditions for fire. Human influence on ignitions depends...

Person: Dube
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate whether future climate change would trigger an increase in the fire activity of the Waswanipi area, central Quebec. First, we used regression analyses to model the historical (1973-2002) link between...

Person: LeGoff, Flannigan, Bergeron
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p.25) ... 'If we are interested in all fires (agricultural, rangeland, wildland, prescribed and private), we need to tease apart the potential error in reporting and the best way to use satellite data to define area burned.'...

Person: Soja, Al-Saadi, Pouliot, Kittaka, Zhang, Raffuse, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Natural fires annually decimate up to 1% of the forested area in the boreal region of Quebec, and represent a major structuring force in the region, creating a mosaic of watersheds characterized by large variations in vegetation structure and...

Person: Marchand, Prairie, Del Giorgio
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper examines the past, present, and future use of the concept of historical range and variability (HRV) in land management. The history, central concepts, benefits, and limitations of HRV are presented along with a discussion on the value of HRV...

Person: Keane, Hessburg, Landres, Swanson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Abrupt forest disturbances generating gaps >0.001 km2 impact roughly 0.4-0.7 million km2 a-1. Fire, windstorms, logging, and shifting cultivation are dominant disturbances; minor contributors are land conversion, flooding, landslides, and avalanches...

Person: Frolking, Palace, Clark, Chambers, Shugart, Hurtt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aim We investigate the timing and factors responsible for the transformation of closed-crown forests into lichen-spruce woodlands.Location The study area extends between 70º and 72º W in the closed-crown forest zone from its southern limit near 47º30...

Person: Girard, Payette, Gagnon
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Interactions between vegetation and fire have the potential to overshadow direct effects of climate change on fire regimes in boreal forests of North America. We develop methods to compare sediment-charcoal records with fire regimes simulated by an...

Person: Brubaker, Higuera, Rupp, Olson, Anderson, Hu
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The influence of climatic and local nonclimatic factors on the fire regime of the eastern Canadian boreal forest over the last 8000 years is investigated by examining charred particles preserved in four lacustrine deposits. Herein, we compare the...

Person: Ali, Carcaillet, Bergeron
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We examined direct and indirect impacts of millennial-scale climate change on fire regimes in the south-central Brooks Range, Alaska, USA, using four lake sediment records and existing paleoclimate interpretations. New techniques were introduced to...

Person: Higuera, Brubaker, Anderson, Hu, Brown
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS