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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 national cohesive wildland fire management strategy is a collaborative process to seek national, all-lands solutions to wildland fire management issues, focusing on three goals: Restore and maintain resilient landscapes, create fire adapted...

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Year: 2016
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES

We examined landscape exposure to wildfire potential, insects and disease risk, and urban and exurban development for the conterminous US (CONUS). Our analysis relied on spatial data used by federal agencies to evaluate these stressors nationally. We...

Person: Kerns, Kim, Kline, Day
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The hazards-of-place model posits that vulnerability to environmental hazards depends on both biophysical and social factors. Biophysical factors determine where wildfire potential is elevated, whereas social factors determine where and how people are...

Person: Wigtil, Hammer, Kline, Mockrin, Stewart, Roper, Radeloff
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire management has reached a crossroads. Current perspectives are not capable of answering interdisciplinary adaptation and mitigation challenges posed by increases in wildfire risk to human populations and the need to reintegrate fire as a...

Person: Smith, Kolden, Paveglio, Cochrane, Bowman, Moritz, Kliskey, Alessa, Hudak, Hoffman, Lutz, Queen, Goetz, Higuera, Boschetti, Flannigan, Yedinak, Watts, Strand, van Wagtendonk, Anderson, Stocks, Abatzoglou
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Scientists and managers critically need ways to assess how fuel treatments alter fire behavior, yet few tools currently exist for this purpose. We present a spatially-explicit-fuel-modeling system, FuelManager, which models fuels, vegetation growth,...

Person: Pimont, Parsons, Rigolot, deColigny, Dupuy, Dreyfus, Linn
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire risk in temperate forests has become a nearly intractable problem that can be characterized as a socioecological 'pathology': that is, a set of complex and problematic interactions among social and ecological systems across multiple...

Person: Fischer, Spies, Steelman, Moseley, Johnson, Bailey, Ager, Bourgeron, Charnley, Collins, Kline, Leahy, Littell, Millington, Nielsen-Pincus, Olsen, Paveglio, Roos, Steen-Adams, Stevens, Vukomanovic, White, Bowman
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

One of the immediate challenges of wildfire management concerns threats to human safety and property in residential areas adjacent to non-cultivated vegetation. One approach for relieving this problem is to increase human community 'adaptiveness...

Person: Carroll, Paveglio
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

As fire management agencies seek to implement more flexible fire management strategies, local understanding and support for these strategies become increasingly important. One issue associated with implementing more flexible fire management strategies...

Person: Diaz, Steelman, Nowell
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

'The rising cost of fire suppression activities prompted the Regional Fire Directors, under the leadership of the Director of Fire and Aviation Management, to review the causes of fire suppression costs and recommend appropriate actions. The 1994...

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

[unpublished report] From the text...'Because of the soaring expenditures (nearly $1 billion in FY 1994) for fire management, the Fire Economics Assessment Team was formed in January of 1995 by USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management,...

Person: Bell, Cleaves, Croft, Husari, Schuster, Truesdale
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS