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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Compares the impacts that prescribed fires and wildfires have on air quality. One in a series of fire FAQs that are based on questions Forest & Natural Resource Extension agents and specialists have received from the people they serve.

Person: Berger, Fitzgerald, Leavell, Peterson
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'By carefully integrating modeling and simulation into their decision-making, managers can better size equipment capabilities, fine-tune complex resource decisions (across any planning time horizon), and maximize the usefulness...

Person: Peterson, Davis, Eckhause, Pouy, Sigalas-Markham, Volovoi
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The LANDFIRE Program provides comprehensive vegetation and fuel datasets for the entire United States. As with many large-scale ecological datasets, vegetation and landscape conditions must be updated periodically to account for disturbances, growth,...

Person: Nelson, Connot, Peterson, Martin
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In forests, termites serve as ''soil engineers,'' translocating mineral soil to the surface, constructing macropores to improve water infiltration, increase soil minerals and organic carbon, facilitate the growth of microbes and...

Person: Peterson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Smoke from fire is a local, regional and often international issue that is growing in complexity as competition for airshed resources increases. BlueSky is a smoke modeling framework designed to help address this problem by simulating the cumulative...

Person: Larkin, O'Neill, Solomon, Raffuse, Strand, Sullivan, Krull, Rorig, Peterson, Ferguson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The concept of management studies -- implemented by managers as normal business to meet priority learning needs -- is applied to a priority regional question: how to manage after a large wildfire to better meet preexisting or new societal needs....

Person: Bormann, Laurence, Shimamoto, Thrailkill, Lehmkuhl, Reeves, Markus, Peterson, Forsman
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is an important part of forest ecosystems, as is the insect fauna. Changes in wood brought about by fire may alter the ability of termites to use the wood, interrupting the decay cycle of woody debris. The ability of termites to find, infest, and...

Person: Peterson, Gerard, Wagner
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Biologists generally assume that habitat loss, fragmentation, and conversion resulting from changes in landuse are primarily responsible for the nearly rangewide declines in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) abundance noted since at least 1990....

Person: DeMaso, Kuvlesky, Hernandez, Berger, Peterson, Wu, Rho
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The focus of fuel treatment is typically on reducing hazardous surface fuel and drown-fire hazard. The effects of fuel treatment on vegetation, wildlife, aquatic resources, and economic values also need to be considered. ...The...

Person: Peterson, Johnson
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices...

Person: Sandberg, Ottmar, Peterson, Core
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS