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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Dominating all aspects of forest ecosystem structure and function in the Alaskan taiga is the cold environment. Low mean annual temperature (-3.5°C) and a short growing season (90–100 days) result in a restricted period during which biological activity...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Van Cleve, Yarie
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The forests of interior Alaska are used for a variety of consumptive and nonconsumptive uses. Multiple- or single-use management of these forests requires a working knowledge of how these uses affect the sustained yield or availability of a particular...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Zasada
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Plant communities in taiga forest ecosystems harbor an array of insects that exploit the vast biomass within these ecosystems. Phytophagous insects with associated parasites, predators, and saprophytes form a discrete insect community. Phytophagous...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Werner
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The primary environmental variable that appears to regulate the function and, to some extent, the structure of Alaskan taiga ecosystems is soil temperature (Van Cleve et al. 1983, Van Cleve and Dyrness 1983). The structural and functional changes that...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Yarie
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The studies described in this volume were conducted in the boreal forest zone of central Alaska. This high-latitude setting has a continental climate characterized by low annual precipitation (285 mm at Fairbanks), low humidity, low cloudiness, and...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Slaughter, Viereck
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The bryophytes of the boreal forest are interesting in that they may form a minor element of the community in terms of biomass, while simultaneously being a major element in terms of cover and primary productivity. Even more importantly, the mosses may...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Oechel, Van Cleve
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Taiga organisms experience an extremely short growing season and cold winter temperatures; but within the growing season, environmental conditions vary considerably among sites, ranging from cold, wet, black spruce forests on north-facing slopes to...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Grime, Anderson
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Several years ago the author started to view taiga forests in terms of an energy and nutrient limitation theory, for simplicity, separating taiga forests into two basic units - the plants and the microbes. The fauna was omitted; no doubt they are most...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Flanagan
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In this chapter, the authors discuss the role of browsing by mammals upon recruitment of trees and shrubs during plant succession in boreal forests. Radiation, soil temperature, and nutrient availability decline sharply through succession in Alaska,...

Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Bryant, Chapin
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Alexander, Billington
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES