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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire effects monitoring officers report of the experimental prescribed burn in fuel treatments in interior Alaska black spruce. See also the project page at Alaska Fire Science Consortium website:...

Person: Miller, Hrobak, Barnes
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Unmanned aircriaft systems (UAS) have been developed alongside manned aircraft yet have seen widespread use only in the past decade. Their use for military applications has propelled advances in electronics and sensors to yield systems whose...

Person: Robertson, Galley, Masters, Watts, Kobziar, Percival
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p.25) ... 'If we are interested in all fires (agricultural, rangeland, wildland, prescribed and private), we need to tease apart the potential error in reporting and the best way to use satellite data to define area burned.'...

Person: Soja, Al-Saadi, Pouliot, Kittaka, Zhang, Raffuse, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Burning crop residue before and/or after harvest is a common farming practice however; there is no baseline estimate for cropland burned area in the contiguous U.S. (CONUS). We present the results of a study, using five years of remotely sensed...

Person: McCarty, Korontzi, Justice, Loboda
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Abrupt forest disturbances generating gaps >0.001 km2 impact roughly 0.4-0.7 million km2 a-1. Fire, windstorms, logging, and shifting cultivation are dominant disturbances; minor contributors are land conversion, flooding, landslides, and avalanches...

Person: Frolking, Palace, Clark, Chambers, Shugart, Hurtt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

LANDFIRE is a 5-year, multipartner project producing consistent and comprehensive maps and data describing vegetation, wildland fuel, fire regimes and ecological departure from historical conditions across the United States. It is a shared project...

Person: Rollins
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p.243) ... 'Evaluating the potential of various survey techniques to detect and adequately monitor Northern Hawk Owls [Surnia ulula] is a fundamental first step in improving our knowledge of this species. It is unlikely that...

Person: Hannah
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Increasing recognition of the role of fire in natural ecosystems has increased the use of wildland fire as a management tool. Although wildland fire use (WFU) has been practiced for decades, it is emerging as an organized program. As such, the...

Person: Rideout, Reich, Ziesler
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Rothermel
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'One of the potential problems with the use of prescribed burning in the past has been the lack of any systematic investigation into the ecological effects of this forest management practice on the ecosystem. In 1991, the planning...

Person: Weber, Wells
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS