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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Permafrost has a significant impact on high latitude ecosystems and is spatially heterogeneous. However, only generalized maps of permafrost extent are available. Due to its impacts on carbon pools, subsurface hydrology, lake water levels, vegetation...

Person: Pastick, Jorgenson, Wylie, Minsley, Ji, Walvoord, Smith, Abraham, Rose
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Satellite-derived spectral indices such as the relativized burn ratio (RBR) allow fire severity maps to be produced in a relatively straightforward manner across multiple fires and broad spatial extents. These indices often have strong relationships...

Person: Parks, Holsinger, Koontz, Collins, Whitman, Parisien, Loehman, Barnes, Bourdon, Boucher, Boucher, Caprio, Collingwood, Hall, Park, Saperstein, Smetanka, Smith, Soverel
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire is an essential earth‐system process, impacting ecosystem processes and the carbon cycle. Forest fires are becoming more frequent and severe, yet gaps exist in the modeling of fire on vegetation and carbon dynamics. Strategies for reducing...

Person: Stenzel, Bartowitz, Hartman, Lutz, Kolden, Smith, Law, Swanson, Larson, Parton, Hudiburg
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presented By: Mike Smith and Caleb Tomlinson

March 27th, 2019. Part of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium workshop, the presentation gave an overview on the Fire Management in the Yukon Territory.

Person: Tomlinson, Smith
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

A knowledge broker is an organization or individual that translates and disseminates esearch findings to working professionals (Konijnendijk 2004). Knowledge brokers participate in a variety of activities, including translating, spreading and...

Person: Smith, Lee
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The effects on dehydration and cognitive performance from heat and/or physical activity are well established in the laboratory, although have not yet been studied for personnel working in occupations such as wildland firefighting regularly exposed to...

Person: Cvirn, Dorrian, Smith, Vincent, Jay, Roach, Sargent, Larsen, Aisbett, Ferguson
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In August, 2018, an editorial in Fire entitled Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science was published. This was intended to ignite a conversation into diversity in fire science by highlighting several women leaders in fire research and development....

Person: Smith, Strand
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Globally, flora, fauna and many indigenous cultures have evolved to coexist sustainably with fire. We argue that the key to sustainable contemporary human coexistence with wildfires is a form of biomimicry that draws on the evolutionary adaptations of...

Person: Smith, Kolden, Bowman
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire refugia are landscape elements that remain unburned or minimally affected by fire, thereby supporting postfire ecosystem function, biodiversity, and resilience to disturbances. Although fire refugia have been studied across continents, scales, and...

Person: Meddens, Kolden, Lutz, Smith, Cansler, Abatzoglou, Meigs , Downing, Krawchuk
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Conserving animals and plants in fire-prone landscapes requires evidence of how fires affect modified ecosystems. Despite progress on this front, fire ecology is restricted by a dissonance between two dominant paradigms: ‘fire mosaics’ and ‘functional...

Person: Kelly, Brotons, Giljohann, McCarthy, Pausas, Smith
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES