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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 decision process involved in developing any plan to manage a prescribed natural fire must consider several divergent resource and management goals. In many cases, these fires may be projected to be, and eventually become, large and long-duration...

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

Ecosystem management links human activities with the functioning of natural environments over large spatial and temporal scales. Our examination of Greater Yellowstone and Georges Bank shows similarities exist between human uses, administrative...

Person: Burroughs, Clark
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

FIRE! is one example of GIS models that go beyond inventory, monitoring, and display to allow ecosystem managers to simulate the spatial outcomes of management and policy decisions. By making the ability to vary critical model assumptions readily...

Person: Green, Finney, Campbell, Weinstein, Landrum
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The effect of fire and habitat heterogeneity on winter foraging by ungulates was studied in northern Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Grazing was monitored at 15 study sites for 14 wks during the winters of 1991 and 1992. The location and intensity of...

Person: Pearson, Turner, Wallace, Romme
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is one of the most important factors structuring boreal forests. A spatial simulation model based on a cellular automata approach was built to obtain insights into the spatial pattern of successional stages. Two scenarios are compared: 1. constant...

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

The results of a study using satellite imagery to map boreal forest fires in Alaska in 1990 and 1991 are presented. Composite AVHRR data was found to detect more than 80% of fires greater than 2,000 ha in size Addidonally, using a two season method, 78...

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

United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) uses the METAFIRE Severity Index to justify fire emergency funding requests. In addition, many fire managers use it successfully to support applications for those very funds. The METAFIRE...

Person: Eenigenburg, Main
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A map of ecoregions of Alaska has been produced as a framework for organizing and interpreting environmental data for State, national, and international inventory, monitoring, and research efforts. The map and descriptions of 20 ecological regions were...

Person: Gallant, Binnian, Omernik, Shasby
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

For the Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP), we developed a model database of climate, soils and vegetation that was compatible with the requirements of three ecosystem physiology models and three vegetation life-form...

Person: Kittel, Rosenbloom, Painter, Schimel, Melillo, Pan, Kicklighter, McGuire, Neilson, Chaney, Ojima, McKeown, Parton, Pulliam, Prentice, Haxeltine, Running, Pierce, Nemani, Hunt, Smith, Rizzo, Woodward
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System (MAPSS) has been constructed for simulating the potential biosphere impacts and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks from climatic change. The system calculates the potential vegetation type and leaf area that could be...

Person: Neilson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS