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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Rapid warming in Arctic ecosystems is resulting in increased frequency of disturbances such as fires, changes in the distribution and productivity of different plant communities, increasing thaw depths in permafrost soils and greater nutrient...

Person: De Baets, Van De Weg, Lewis, Steinberg, Meersmans, Quine, Shaver, Hartley
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfires are a major driver of ecosystem development and contributor to carbon emissions in boreal forests. We analyzed the contribution of fires of different fire size classes to the total burned area and suggest a novel fire characteristic, the...

Person: Lehsten, de Groot, Flannigan, George, Harmand, Balzter
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

When spruce beetles (Dendroctonus rufipennis) thin a forest canopy, surviving trees grow more rapidly for decades until the canopy closes and growth is suppressed through competition.We used measurements of tree rings to detect such growth releases and...

Person: Berg, Henry, Fastie, De Volder, Matsuoka
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A synthesis was carried out to analyze information available to quantify fire activity and burned area across North America, including a comparison of different data sources and an assessment of how variations in burned area estimate impact carbon...

Person: Kasischke, Loboda, Giglio, French, Hoy, de Jong, Riano
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Research activities focused on estimating the direct emissions of carbon from wildland fires across North America are reviewed as part of the North American Carbon Program disturbance synthesis. A comparison of methods to estimate the loss of carbon...

Person: French, de Groot, Jenkins, Rogers, Alvarado, Amiro, de Jong, Goetz, Hoy, Hyer, Keane, Law, McKenzie, McNulty, Ottmar, Perez-Salicrup, Randerson, Robertson, Turetsky
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The boreal biome is characterised by extensive wildfires that frequently burn into the thick organic soils found in many forests and wetlands. Previous studies investigating surface fuel consumption generally have not accounted for variation in the...

Person: Benscoter, Thompson, Waddington, Flannigan, Wotton, de Groot, Turetsky
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Dahlia coccinea grows on fire-prone xerophilous shrubland, on a lava field located in Mexico City. Two kinds of experiments were performed to test the role of fire and environmental heterogeneity on germination. The first experiment tested the effect...

Person: Vivar-Evans, Barradas, Sanchez-Coronado, de Buen, Orozco-Segovia
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Question: In the boreal forest of eastern Canada, how does forest vegetation change in the sustained absence of fire?Location: Eastern boreal forest in Quebec's North Shore region, Canada (49º30'-50º00'N; 67º30'-68º35'W)....

Person: Gauthier, Boucher, Morissette, De Grandpré
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Questions: How does woody vegetation abundance and diversity differ after natural disturbances causing different levels of mortality?Location: Abies balsamea-Betula papyrifera boreal mixed-wood stands of southeast Quebec, Canada.Methods: Woody...

Person: Reyes, Kneeshaw, De Grandpré, Leduc
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire is a global phenomenon, and a result of interactions between climate-weather, fuels and people. Our climate is changing rapidly primarily through the release of greenhouse gases that may have profound and possibly unexpected impacts on...

Person: Flannigan, Krawchuk, de Groot, Wotton, Gowman
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS