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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Forest Health Monitoring Program's annual national technical report presents results of forest health analyses from a national perspective using data from a variety of sources. The report is organized according to the Criteria and Indicators...

Person: Ambrose, Conkling
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Our models show that suppression costs can be statistically estimated largely from previous years' suppression costs, climate, drought conditions, and a time trend.'

Person: Abt, Prestemon, Gebert
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Launched in 1994, the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme is a multidisciplinary collaborative research effort aimed at addressing the issue of deforestation. This article analyzes the genesis and the history of this research effort and the causes...

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

From the text ... 'Removing hazardous fuels to reduce the risk of wildfire has become a priority for land managers across the United States. Utilizing biomass taken from forests to cover the cost of fuel reduction is an attractive ideal. Effective...

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

The impact of forest fire in 1997 and 1998 on the mycorrhzae was studied at the dipterocarp forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. In unaffected forest more than half of total ectomycorrhizae distributed in the organic layer but in the fire-affected...

Person: Akema, Nurhiftisni, Suciatmih, Simbolon
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Editorial comment ... 'The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is a common story line in many of today's wildfire events. The WUI concept was formally introduced in 1987 Forest Service Research budget documents but was not acknowledged as a major...

Person: Sommers
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The US Forest Service and other land-management agencies seek better tools for anticipating future expenditures for wildfire suppression. We developed regression models for forecasting US Forest Service suppression spending at 1-, 2-, and 3-year lead...

Person: Abt, Prestemon, Gebert
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Approaches for forecasting wildfire suppression costs in advance of a wildfire season are demonstrated for two lead times: fall and spring of the current fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30). Model functional forms are derived from aggregate expressions of a...

Person: Prestemon, Abt, Gebert
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Climate change, increased wildland fuels, and residential development patterns in fire-prone areas all combine to make wildfire risk mitigation an important public policy issue. One approach to wildfire risk mitigation is to encourage homeowners to use...

Person: Butry, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The intensification of forest management in Canada has been advocated as a possible solution to the conundrum that increasing demand for conservation areas and increasing pressure for timber production have created. The benefits and disadvantages of...

Person: Mathey, Krcmar, Innes, Vertinsky
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS