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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 frequency is expected to increase due to climate warming in many areas, particularly the boreal forests. An increase in fire frequency may have important effects on the global carbon cycle by decreasing the size of boreal carbon stores. Our...

Person: Brown, Johnstone
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Efforts to quantify relationships between climate and wildfire in Alaska have not yet explored the role of higher-frequency meteorological conditions on individual wildfire ignition and growth. To address this gap, meteorological data for 665 large...

Person: Abatzoglou, Kolden
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The wetlands in the Arctic Coastal Plain, Northern Alaska, support a multitude of wildlife and natural resources that depend upon the abundance of water. Observations and climate model simulations show that surface air temperature over the Alaskan...

Person: Liljedahl
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Climate change is likely to bring a myriad of interrelated changes to the Arctic. One change is warmer and drier conditions that could increase the prevalence of wildfire in northwest Alaska. Wildfires destroy terricolous lichens that Western Arctic...

Person: Joly
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is the primary landscape-scale disturbance in the boreal forest, and in the last half century fires have increased in severity and extent in the boreal forest and tundra. In the past fires at treeline have been rare with low fuel loads and cool/...

Person: Hewitt, Hollingsworth, Taylor, Rupp, Chapin
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[from the text] Vast, migrating herds of caribou are an iconic image of the North. Yet, there is concern that a changing climate may drive this magnificent species the way of the Great Plains bison. The complexity that characterizes the ecology of...

Person: Joly, Klein
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[from the text] More than 5.4 million acres (2.2 million hectares) of Alaska tundra have burned over the past 60 years (Figure 2), indicating its flammable nature under warm, dry weather conditions. Tundra fires have important impacts on vegetation...

Person: Higuera, Barnes, Chipman, Urban, Hu
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The arctic and boreal ecosystems that dominate Alaska's landscape are undergoing changes in response to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation regimes (Hinzman et al. 2005). Alaska has seen a warming trend over the past several decades,...

Person: Wendy, Springsteen, Barnes, Rupp
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Scientist Katey M. Walter Anthony (Aquatic Ecosystem Ecologist at UAF) has been studying the amount of methane gas being released into the atmosphere from thawing permafrost. As long frozen plants and other organic materials begin to thaw, they also...

Person: Gillis
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Identifying and quantifying the statistical relationships between climate and anthropogenic drivers of fire is important for global biophysical modelling of wildfire and other Earth system processes. This study used regression tree and random forest...

Person: Aldersley, Murray, Cornell
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS