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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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A predicted consequence of human-caused climate warming at high latitudes is an increase in the frequency, intensity and aerial extent of wildfires. This could feedback positively to climate warming by transferring carbon (C) stored in terrestrial...

Person: Mack, Bret-Harte, Hollingsworth, Jandt, Shaver, Schuur, Verbyla
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The population of the Western Arctic Herd, estimated at 490,000 caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti) in 2003, is at its highest level in 30 years. Twenty permanent range transects were established in the winter range of the Western Arctic Herd in 1981 to...

Person: Joly, Jandt, Meyers, Cole
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The frequency and size of lightning-caused tundra fires could increase with climate warming and may result in major ecosystem changes in vegetation, soils, and wildlife habitat over large areas of the arctic. Two of the longest monitored sites (28-32...

Person: Racine, Barnes, Jandt, Dennis
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We review and present a synthesis of the existing research dealing with changing Arctic tundra ecosystems, in relation to caribou and reindeer winter ranges. Whereas pan-Arctic studies have documented the effects on tundra vegetation from simulated...

Person: Joly, Jandt, Klein
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Mechanical (e.g., shearblading) and manual (e.g., thinning) fuel treatments have become the preferred strategy of many fire managers and agencies for reducing fire hazard in boreal forests. This study attempts to characterize the effectiveness of four...

Person: Butler, Ottmar, Rupp, Jandt, Miller, Howard, Schmoll, Theisen, Vihnanek, Jimenez
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire was an order of magnitude larger than the average fire size in the historic record for northern Alaska and indices of severity were substantially higher than for other recorded tundra burns. An interdisciplinary team...

Person: Jandt, Miller, Yokel, Bret-Harte, Kolden, Mack
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Arctic tundra soils store large amounts of carbon (C) in organic soil layers hundreds to thousands of years old that insulate, and in some cases maintain, permafrost soils. Fire has been largely absent from most of this biome since the early Holocene...

Person: Mack, Bret-Harte, Hollingsworth, Jandt, Schuur, Shaver, Verbyla
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire is the dominant ecological driver in boreal forest ecosystems. Although much less is known, it also affects tundra ecosystems. Fires effectively consume fruticose lichens, the primary winter forage for caribou, in both boreal and tundra...

Person: Joly, Rupp, Jandt, Chapin
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Local residents, working with the village council and Alaska Fire Service, received federal funding to reduce the fire risk and hazard to private residential structures by modifying fuel structure and continuity of 66 acres around the community of...

Person: Jandt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The A-Unit of the Nenana Ridge burn project was ignited with a test burn at 13:40 on 6/17/09. This report highlights the chronology of the burn, fuel conditions, and fire effects and fuel treatment effectiveness of the experimental burn in the Alaskan...

Person: Jandt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES