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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 interaction between disturbance and climate change and resultant effects on ecosystem carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) fluxes are poorly understood. Here, we model (using CENTURY version 4.5) how climate change may affect C and N fluxes among mature and...

Person: Smithwick, Ryan, Kashian, Romme, Tinker, Turner
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the introduction:'This Technical Note is an attempt to summarize what has been done in a number of areas of the world to provide adequate forecasts of fire danger in terms of past, present and forecast weather conditions. It is not intended...

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Year: 1961
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It is largely based on results of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and integrates those results with...

Person: Karl, Melillo, Peterson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forests can sequester carbon dioxide, thereby reducing atmospheric concentrations and slowing global warming. In the U.S., forest carbon stocks have increased as a result of regrowth following land abandonment and in-growth due to fire suppression, and...

Person: Hurteau, Hungate, Koch
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is a common disturbance in the North American boreal forest that influences ecosystem structure and function. The temporal and spatial dynamics of fire are likely to be altered as climate continues to change. In this study, we ask the question:...

Person: Balshi, McGuire, Duffy, Flannigan, Walsh, Melillo
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We investigated changes in wildfire risk over the 1901-2002 (ad) period with an analysis of broad-scale patterns of July monthly drought code (MDC) variability on 28 forested ecoregions of the North American and Eurasian continents. The MDC is an...

Person: Girardin, Ali, Carcaillet, Mudelsee, Drobyshev, Hély, Bergeron
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The current study presents a statistical model for assessing the skill of fire danger indices and for forecasting the distribution of the expected numbers of large fires over a given region and for the upcoming week. The procedure permits development...

Person: Preisler, Burgan, Eidenshink, Klaver, Klaver
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Land managers face unique challenges in Alaska. Most of the boreal forest is currently managed as wilderness. Though largely free of direct human impacts, the boreal forest grows in a region that is now experiencing significant climate changes. In...

Person: Rupp, Mann, Murphy
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES