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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Climate and disturbance regimes are expected to change profoundly in 21st century forests. Whether and where forests may succumb to projected trends and shift to different ecosystem states is poorly resolved but essential for anticipating both...

Person: Hansen
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Analyses of bulk petrographic data indicate that during the Late Paleozoic wildfires were more prevalent than at present. We propose that the development of fire systems through this interval was controlled predominantly by the elevated atmospheric...

Person: Glasspool, Scott, Waltham, Pronina, Shao
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fires impact atmospheric composition through their emissions, which range from long-lived gases to short-lived gases and aerosols. Effects are typically larger in the tropics and boreal regions but can also be substantial in highly populated areas in...

Person: Voulgarakis, Field
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We examined the effects of fire disturbance on permafrost degradation and thaw settlement across a series of wildfires (from ~1930 to 2010) in the forested areas of collapse‐scar bog complexes in the Tanana Flats lowland of interior Alaska. Field...

Person: Brown, Jorgenson, Douglas, Romanovsky, Kielland, Hiemstra, Euskirchen, Ruess
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Subjects reviewed include recent climate conditions around Alaska, some...

Person: Thoman
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Fire frequency, extent, and size exhibit a strong linkage with climate conditions and play a vital role in the climate system. Previous studies have shown that the frequency of large fires in the western United States increased significantly since the...

Person: Yang, Tian, Tao, Ren, Pan, Liu, Wang
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning, renewable energy policies incentivize use of forest biomass as an energy source. Many governments have assumed (legislated) the carbon flux from burning biomass to be neutral because...

Person: Johnston, van Kooten
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Researchers at Michigan State University and the Forest Services's Northern Research Station worked on a joint study to examine the possible effects of future global and regional climate change on the occurrence of fire-...

Person: Heilman, Tang, Luo, Zhong, Winkler, Bian
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Smoke can be transported hundreds of miles downwind by prevailing winds or convective winds generated by fires themselves with concentrations sufficient to make it the most significant source of air pollution over large areas....

Person: Val Martin, Pierce, Heald
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The southwestern region of the Yukon Territory of Canada has experienced an unprecedented spruce bark beetle outbreak (Dendroctonus rufipennis) and an increase in the frequency of forest fires that extend beyond historical trends and that have caused...

Person: Paudel, Nitschke, Simard, Innes
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS