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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The purpose of this study was to generate a physical fitness profile of an interagency hotshot crew mid-way through the wildland fire season. Twenty interagency hotshot crew firefighters completed measures of body composition, aerobic fitness,...

Person: Sell, Livingston
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This project has explored the hypothesis that public fire suppression in fire‐prone areas acts as a subsidy to landowners, incentivizing conversion of land to residential and commercial development. Landowners do not bear the full cost of their choice...

Person: Olmstead, Kousky, Sedjo
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This document is a summary of a mixed methods dissertation that examined the communicative construction of safety in wildland firefighting. For the dissertation, I used a two-study mixed methods approach, examining the communicative accomplishment of...

Person: Jahn, Putnam, Black
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Considerable social science research has been conducted at the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) since inception of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) and National Fire Plan (NFP). The Current project was designed to meet two primary goals: 1)...

Person: Shindler, Toman, McCaffrey, Stidham, Gordon, Olsen, Frederick, Maier
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Post traumatic stress and its impact on the lives of firefighters is under-investigated. Little has been written about the effects of chronic stress and even less on the profession of firefighting and traumatic stress. While coping has been studied...

Person: Janas
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Challenges associated with the allocation of limited resources to mitigate the impact of natural disasters inspire fundamentally new theoretical questions for dynamic decision making in coupled human and natural systems. Wildfires are one of several...

Person: Petrovic, Alderson, Carlson
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This mixed methods dissertation examined the communicative construction of safety in wildland firefighting. I used a two-study mixed methods approach, examining the communicative accomplishment of safety from two perspectives: high reliability...

Person: Jahn
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A writer's reflection on the stories of fatal fire - and why we must remember.

Person: Maclean
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This extensive 51-page bibliography of WUI research citations is organized into nine sections: 1) Wildland fuels 2) Landscaping fuels 3) Construction 4) Community Planning 5) Social 6) Policy and economics 7) Fire suppression 8) Post-fire recovery 9)...

Person: Dicus
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Weather analysis plays a significant and enduring role in wildland fire management. The long-term weather data gathered by the permanent interagency remote automatic weather stations (RAWS) network provides the baseline for almost all preparedness...

Person: Arnold
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES