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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In the field of ecology, regime shifts are often abrupt and catastrophic occurrences with far reaching effects on global and local ecosystems which result in distinct changes in the composition and function of an ecosystem. The boreal forest provides a...

Person: Headman
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Each wildfire has its own “history”, burns under specific conditions and leads to unique environmental impacts. Information on where and when it has started and its duration is important to improve understanding on the dynamics of individual wildfires...

Person: Benali, Russo, Sá, Pinto, Price, Koutsias, Pereira
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Soils are among the most valuable non-renewable resources on the Earth. They support natural vegetation and human agro-ecosystems, represent the largest terrestrial organic carbon stock, and act as stores and filters for water. Mankind has impacted on...

Person: Santín, Doerr
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

For most of human history, fire has been a pervasive presence in human life, and so also in human thought. This essay examines the ways in which fire has functioned intellectually in Western civilization as mythology, as religion, as natural philosophy...

Person: Pyne
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Numbers of animal species react to the natural phenomenon of fire, but only humans have learnt to control it and to make it at will. Natural fires caused overwhelmingly by lightning are highly evident on many landscapes. Birds such as hawks, and some...

Person: Gowlett
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Studies of palaeofire rely on quantifying the abundance of fossil charcoals in sediments to estimate changes in fire activity. However, gaining an understanding of the behaviour of palaeofires is also essential if we are to determine the...

Person: Belcher
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The location, timing, spatial extent, and frequency of wildfires are changing rapidly in many parts of the world, producing substantial impacts on ecosystems, people, and potentially climate. Paleofire records based on charcoal accumulation in...

Person: Marlon, Kelly, Daniau, Vannière, Power, Bartlein, Higuera, Blarquez, Brewer, Brücher, Feurdean, Gil-Romera, Iglesias, Maezumi, Magi, Courtney Mustaphi, Zhihai
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Over the past two decades the paleoecological research community has amassed dozens of sediment cores from across Alaska. These long-term records contain a range of clues about the character of ecosystems and climate that existed deep in the past. Some...

Person: Hoecker
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An assessment of outcomes from research projects funded by the Joint Fire Science Program was conducted to determine whether or not science has been used to inform management and policy decisions and to explore factors that facilitate use of fire...

Person: Hunter
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires play a key role in the boreal forest carbon cycle1, 2, and models suggest that accelerated burning will increase boreal C emissions in the coming century3. However, these predictions may be compromised because brief observational records...

Person: Kelly, Genet, McGuire, Hu
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES