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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The challenge for resource managers is to understand and appreciate the wilderness resource. We must embrace a philosophy that allows natural fire to play its natural role, within social and political realities. As we alter the natural processes, we...

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

Fire ecology is discussed in relation to basic ecological processes; the characteristics of the fire environment are reviewed. Lightning and lightning storms are considered as the primary natural cause of fires in nature. The nature of fire and its...

Person: Slaughter, Barney, Hansen, Komarek
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In a south-facing subbasin of Caribou-Poker Creek Research Watershed near Fairbanks, several mature white spruce stringers, apparent relics of extensive stands that have escaped fires, were studied.Tree-ring investigations show that the mature spruce...

Person: Slaughter, Barney, Hansen, Quirk, Sykes
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Telfer
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We report here the results of laboratory and computer simulations designed to supply information on soil temperatures under forest and range fires. Measurements of temperature and water content in a soil column that was heated strongly at the surface...

Person: Campbell, Jungbauer, Bristow, Hungerford
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Breeding populations of the fire-adapted carabid-beetle A. quadripunctatum were found in most of the fifteen investigated burned, uncut forests, but not in any of the fifteen burned clear-cuts, although a few immigrants were found in two of them. The...

Person: Wikars
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'At the request of the Provincial government, an ecological examination was carried out between 1966 and 1968, to determine whether afforestation would be practical. The soil and vegetation of the heathlands were examined in...

Person: Strang
Year: 1971
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

Between 1961 and 1963 two balsam fir cutovers were burned under low fire hazard conditions. The treatment eliminated practically all balsam fir advance growth and reduced the quantity of slash and other debris. The reduction was considered sufficient...

Person: Robinson
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper describes the nature of water repellency, factors causing repellency, and geographic implications of findings from recent studies.

Person: Foggin, DeBano
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS