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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Forest fires remain a devastating phenomenon in the tropics that not only affect forest structure and biodiversity, but also contribute significantly to atmospheric CO2. Fire used to be extremely rare in tropical forests, leaving ample time for forests...

Person: Slik, Bernard, van Beek, Breman, Eichhorn
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The pine-dominated forests of west-central Mexico are internationally recognized for their high biodiversity, and some areas are protected through various conservation measures including prohibition of human activity. In this region, however, there is...

Person: Figueroa-Rangel, Willis, Olvera-Vargas
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aim To identify the influence of interannual and interdecadal climate variation on the occurrence and extent of fires in montane conifer forests of north-western Mexico.Location This study was conducted in Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf...

Person: Skinner, Burk, Barbour, Franco-Vizcaino, Stephens
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The cumulative impacts of human and natural activity on forest landscapes in Alberta are clear. Human activity, such as forestry and oil and gas development, and natural processes such as wildfire leave distinctive marks on the composition, age class...

Person: Yamasaki, Duchesneau, Doyon, Russell, Gooding
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Patterns of fire occurrence within the Las Bayas Forestry Reserve, Mexico are analyzed in relation to variability in climate, topography, and human land-use. Significantly more fires with shorter fire return intervals occurred from 1900 to 1950 than...

Person: Drury, Veblen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Pollen and high-resolution charcoal records from the north-western USA provide an opportunity to examine the linkages among fire, climate, and fuels on multiple temporal and spatial scales. The data suggest that general charcoal levels were low in the...

Person: Whitlock, Marlon, Briles, Brunelle, Long, Bartlein
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Advances in fire climatology have derived from recent studies of modern and paleoecological records. We convened a series of workshops and a conference session to report and review regional-scale findings, and these meetings led to the 10 papers in...

Person: Swetnam, Anderson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Alluvial fan deposits are widespread and preserve millennial-length records of fire. We used these records to examine changes in fire regimes over the last 2000 years in Yellowstone National Park mixed-conifer forests and drier central Idaho ponderosa...

Person: Pierce, Meyer
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

Our objective was to infer the climate drivers of regionally synchronous fire years in dry forests of the U. S. Northern Rockies in Idaho and western Montana. During our analysis period (1650 - 1900), we reconstructed fires from 9245 fire scars on 576...

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