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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Understanding how changes in the boreal fire regime will affect high latitude climate requires knowledge of the sensitivity of the surface energy budget to shifts in vegetation cover. We measured components of the surface energy budget in three...

Person: Liu, Randerson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We assessed the multidecadal effects of boreal forest fire on surface albedo using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite observations within the perimeters of burn scars in interior Alaska. Fire caused albedo to increase...

Person: Lyons, Jin, Randerson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A 2005 biomass burning (wildfire, prescribed, and agricultural) emission inventory has been developed for the contiguous United States using a newly developed simplified method of combining information from multiple sources for use in the US EPA's...

Person: Pouliot, Pace, Roy, Pierce, Mobley
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Climate change affects forests both directly and indirectly through disturbances. Disturbances are a natural and integral part of forest ecosystems, and climate change can alter these natural interactions. When disturbances exceed their natural range...

Person: Dale, Joyce, McNulty, Neilson
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

It has been recently suggested that droughts induced by climate warming reduce the catchment export of colour-forming, and therefore, UV-B protective, DOC to boreal lakes, which in turn may influence the health of resident biota. We determined that the...

Person: France, Steedman, Lehmann, Peters
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The area burned in the North American boreal forest is controlled by the frequency of mid-tropospheric blocking highs that cause rapid fuel drying. Climate controls the area burned through changing the dynamics of large-scale teleconnection patterns (...

Person: Fauria, Johnson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Elevated CO2 increases root growth and fine (diam. £2 mm) root growth across a range of species and experimental conditions. However, there is no clear evidence that elevated CO2 changes the proportion of C allocated to root biomass, measured as either...

Person: Tingey, Phillips, Johnson
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Self-propagating heat waves can engender new and improved materials, but only recently have researchers found ways to monitor these ultraquick chemical reactions.' © 2000 Scientific American, Inc.

Person: Varma
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We present the results of a study to examine the effects of management actions and natural disturbances in influencing the evolution of habitat patterns on forested lands. TELSA, a spatially explicit vegetation succession model with the ability to...

Person: Klenner, Kurz, Beukema
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We determined the abundance and diversity of vascular plants in seven types of disturbance in mixed-wood boreal forest. Disturbance treatments included wildfire, natural regeneration after harvest and several methods of silvicultural site preparation....

Person: Peltzer, Bast, Wilson, Gerry
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS