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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We used an information-theoretic model comparison approach to investigate the influence of forest stand attributes resulting from wildfire on the occupancy of winter habitats by barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) in the Northwest...

Person: Barrier, Johnson
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

• It is widely assumed that post-fire tree mortality results from necrosis of phloem and vascular cambium in stems, despite strong evidence that reduced xylem conductivity also plays an important role.• In this study, experiments with Populus...

Person: Michaletz, Johnson, Tyree
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Post-fire storage of carbon (C) in organic-soil horizons was measured in one Canadian and three Alaskan chronosequences in black spruce forests, together spanning stand ages of nearly 200 yrs. We used a simple mass balance model to derive estimates of...

Person: Harden, Manies, O'Donnell, Johnson, Frolking, Fan
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The report describes chemical analysis procedures developed and/or in use at the lntermountain Fire Sciences Laboratory to determine the quantitative composition of fire retardant mixtures. These mixtures contain inorganic salts, coloring agents, and...

Person: Van Meter, George, Johnson
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Surface fire intensity (kilowatts per metre) and crown fire initiation were predicted using Rothermel's 1972 and Van Wagner's 1977 fire models with fuel data from 47 upland subalpine conifer stands (comprising Pinus contorta var. latifolia,...

Person: Bessie, Johnson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The objective of this paper is to explain the distributions, assumptions, interpretations, and relationships of the two compatible, stochastic models of fire history: the negative exponential and the Weibull. For each model the 'fire interval...

Person: Johnson, Van Wagner
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The benefits from fire use - including hazard reduction, silvicultural manipulation, pathogen control, and nutrient recycling - might be forfeited by public reaction to smoke, whether harmful or not. Generally, the public desires alternatives to...

Person: Philpot, Johnson, George, Wallace, Blakely
Year: 1972
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Carbon (C) dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems have substantial implications for efforts to mitigate the rise of atmospheric CO2 and may be substantially influenced by warming and changing wildfire regimes. In this study we applied a large-scale...

Person: Yuan, Yi, McGuire, Johnson, Liang, Harden, Kasischke, Kurz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Prescribed burns are increasingly being used in ecological restoration and vegetation management. Despite the accumulation of scientific information on fire behavior and fire effects, however, in many cases fires are prescribed without consideration of...

Person: Johnson, Miyanishi
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Millions of trees killed by bark beetles in western North America have raised concerns about subsequent wildfire, but studies have reported a range of conclusions, often seemingly contradictory, about effects on fuels and wildfire. In this study, we...

Person: Hicke, Johnson, Hayes, Preisler
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS