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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 is a primary disturbance in boreal forests and generates both positive and negative climate forcings. The influence of fire on surface albedo is a predominantly negative forcing in boreal forests, and one of the strongest overall, due to increased...

Person: Potter, Solvik, Erb, Goetz, Johnstone, Mack, Randerson, Román, Schaaf, Turetsky, Veraverbeke, Walker, Wang, Massey, Rogers
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Boreal forest fires emit large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere primarily through the combustion of soil organic matter1,2,3. During each fire, a portion of this soil beneath the burned layer can escape combustion, leading to a net accumulation of...

Person: Walker, Baltzer, Cumming, Day, Ebert, Goetz, Johnstone, Potter, Rogers, Schuur, Turetsky, Mack
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presented by Xanthe Walker on April 11th, 2019 at the Bonanza Creek LTER Symposium.
She discusses some of the research done with Michelle Mack at NAU – regarding C emissions from boreal forest wildfire.

Person: Walker
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Climate change has increased the occurrence, severity, and impact of disturbances on forested ecosystems worldwide, resulting in a need to identify factors that contribute to an ecosystem's resilience or capacity to recover from disturbance....

Person: Walker, Mack, Johnstone
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Characteristics of the natural fire regime are poorly resolved in the Arctic, even though fire may play an important role cycling carbon stored in tundra vegetation and soils to the atmosphere. In the course of studying vegetation and permafrost-...

Person: Jones, Breen, Gaglioti, Mann, Rocha, Grosse, Arp, Kunz, Walker
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The availability of viable seed can act as an important constraint on plant regeneration following disturbance. This study presents data on seed quantity and quality for black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.), a semiserotinous conifer that...

Person: Johnstone, Boby, Tissier, Mack, Verbyla, Walker
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We review the evidence of regime shifts in terrestrial and aquatic environments in relation to resilience of complex adaptive ecosystems and the functional roles of biological diversity in this context. The evidence reveals that the likelihood of...

Person: Folke, Carpenter, Walker, Scheffer, Elmqvist, Gunderson, Holling
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Natural disturbances are critical to wilderness management. This paper reviews recent research on natural disturbance and addresses the problem of managing for disturbances in a world of human-imposed scales and boundaries. The dominant scale issue in...

Person: Cole, McCool, Borrie, O'Loughlin, White, Harrod, Walker, Jentsch
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Hallett, Walker
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The vegetation and natural disturbance history of the Mount Kobau area, in the Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.) - subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.) (ESSF) forest of southern British Columbia, was reconstructed using...

Person: Heinrichs, Hebda, Walker
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS