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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'Wich is best: bury, burn or both? The extraordinary heterogeneity of the energy system makes it unlikely that any single solution will triumph everywhere. In practice, there will be no absolute dominance of any one strategy over...

Person: Keith, Rhodes
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Three different lattice-based models for antagonistic ecological interactions, both nonlinear and stochastic,exhibit similar power-law scalings in the geometry of clusters. Specifically, cluster size distributions andperimeter-area curves follow power-...

Person: Pascual, Roy, Guichard, Flierl
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Postfire development of cover and diversity was studied in an upland Picea mariana-dominated forest in theCanadian Subarctic. Short-term vegetation responses of 10- and 22-year-old cleared rights-of-way and a forest site were investigated two and three...

Person: Nowak, Kershaw, Kershaw
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper examines the distribution of areas burned in forest fires. Empirical size distributions, derived from extensive fire records, for six regions in North America are presented. While they show some commonalities, it appears that a simple power-...

Person: Reed, McKelvey
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The 1988 fire season showed us much about the importance of basing decisions on fire regimes and their associated fire behavior characteristics. Although our policies are necessarily broad, we are learnng that implementation of...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Williams
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Canadian Parks Service has a fire management policy that is best described as evolving. The development history of the fire policy and current practices have been reviewed by other authors (Lopoukhine, 1993; Westhaver, 1992...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Woodley
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Decision making for managers in a fire situation can be very complicated. The information brought to the decision maker must be well though out and accurate. Before meaningful strategy can be formulated, realistic agreed-upon objectives for the...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Poncin
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

What we call wilderness fire is the merger, collision, mixture, alliance, confrontation, and altogether curious and perplexing association of two very different traditions. One is nature preservation, particularly as expressed in wilderness; the other...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Pyne
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'In conclusion, let me repeat that delivering fire information at the proper time and tailoring it to meet the needs of those affected is critical. Keep in mind that you are dealing with real people who have the same loves...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Schmoyer-Weber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Fire prevention starts with education and planning. It means developing a broader understanding of wilderness and national park areas -- why they exist, how they're different, their scientific values, the way their...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Silverman
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS