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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland fire use as a concept had its origin when humans first gained the ability to suppress fires. Some fires were suppressed and others were allowed to burn based on human values and objectives. Native Americans and Euro-American settlers fought...

Person: van Wagtendonk
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In many countries there is scarce information on the impact of prescribed burns and forest fires, despite its importance for fire management, hence the objective of the present investigation, conducted on the Ajusco volcano at Mkico, D.F., was to study...

Person: Vera-Vilchis, Rodríguez-Trejo
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Despite the recognized importance of pollination services, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests pollinators are at risk. In the United States, the National Research Council (2006) reported that both managed honey...

Person: Black, Hodges, Vaughan, Shepherd
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent studies have shown that emissions of mercury (Hg), a hazardous air pollutant, from fires can be significant. However, to date, these emissions have not been well-quantified for the entire United States. Daily emissions of Hg from fires in the...

Person: Wiedinmyer, Friedli
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The ability of mechanical fuel reduction treatments to mitigate severe fire behavior in dry mixed conifer forests is of interest to land managers as well as the public. We compared fuel loads and indices of crown fire potential to test treatment...

Person: Mason, Baker, Cram, Boren, Fernald, VanLeeuwen
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper is based on a survey of homeowners living adjacent to the extensive and heavily vegetated North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System in Edmonton, Alberta. Residents in a random sample of 436 households adjacent to this urban natural...

Person: McGee
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Southern boreal forests dominated by trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) are notable for the biological richness of their plant communities. We used 12 plant community and plant functional group indicators to test the hypothesis that natural...

Person: Haeussler, Bergeron, Brais, Harvey
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The post-harvest burning of agricultural fields is commonly used to dispose of crop residue and provide other desired services such as pest control. Despite careful regulation of burning, smoke plumes from field burning in the Pacific Northwest...

Person: Jain, Vaughan, Heitkamp, Ramos, Clalborn, Schreuder, Schaaf, Lamb
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[1] We measured characteristics of soil organic carbon (SOC) and black carbon (BC) along opposed north- and south-facing toposequences in recent (2004) and old (~1860-1950) burn sites throughout interior Alaska. Surface fuel consumption did not vary...

Person: Kane, Kasischke, Valentine, Turetsky, McGuire
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Vegetation fires emit a number of air pollutants, thus impacting air quality at local, regional and global scales. One such pollutant is the particulate matter (PM) that is known to trigger adverse health effects. In this study, the CALPUFF/CALMET/MM5...

Person: Choi, Fernando
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS