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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Over the past 4 decades, there has been a doubling of the annual area burned across the North American boreal region [1], resulting in new challenges for fire management and intensified concerns about the effect that an increase in large wildfires may...

Person: French, Kasischke
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Boreal forests are highly susceptible to wildfire, and post-fire changes in soil temperature and moisture have the potential to transform large areas of the landscape from a net sink to a net source of carbon (C). Understanding the ecological controls...

Person: O'Neill, Richter, Kasischke
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Investigations have shown that fires in boreal forests result in characteristic responses which are recorded on ERS-1 SAR imagery. Using one of the many fire signatures observed on ERS-1 SAR imagery, the analysis of the data revealed there is >10 dB...

Person: Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, French
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire strongly influences carbon cycling and storage in boreal forests. In the near-term, if global warming occurs, the frequency and intensity of fires in boreal forests are likely to increase significantly. A sensitivity analysis on the relationship...

Person: Kasischke, Christensen, Stocks
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We used historic records from 1959-99 to explore fire regime characteristics at ecozone scales across the entire North American boreal region (NABR). Shifts in the NABR fire regime between the 1960s/70s and the 1980s/90s were characterized by a...

Person: Kasischke, Turetsky
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The results of a study using satellite imagery to map boreal forest fires in Alaska in 1990 and 1991 are presented. Composite AVHRR data detected >80% of fires greater than 2000 ha in size. Additionally, using a two season method, 78% of the area of...

Person: French, Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, Berry
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Chapin, Oswood, Van Cleve, Viereck, Verbyla, Kasischke, Rupp, Verbyla
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Historically the boreal forest has experienced major changes, and it remains a highly dynamic biome today. During cold phases of Quaternary climate cycles, forests were virtually absent from Alaska, and since the postglacial re-establishment of forests...

Person: Chapin, Oswood, Van Cleve, Viereck, Verbyla, Chapin, McGuire, Ruess, Walker, Boone, Edwards, Finney, Hinzman, Jones, Juday, Kasischke, Kielland, Lloyd, Oswood, Ping, Rexstad, Romanovsky, Schimel, Sparrow, Sveinbjörnsson, Valentine, Van Cleve, Verbyla, Viereck, Werner, Wurtz, Yarie
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES