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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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'Key issues• Disturbance ecology furnishes a valuable conceptual framework for natural resource management.• Numerous techniques exist for documenting past disturbance regimes and the historic range of variability of key disturbances.• Management...

Person: Szaro, Johnson, Sexton, Malk, Engstrom, Gilbert, Hunter, Merriwether, Nowacki, Spencer
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Lightning-initiated forest fires are common to the western boreal forest and have important consequences for ecosystem carbon (C) storage in upland systems. Despite the importance of peat-accumulating lowlands to soil C stocks, little is known about...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Turetsky, Halsey, Vitt, Wieder
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire in peatlands directly releases carbon to the atmosphere through combustion of biomass. Assuming that 1,470 km2 of peatland burns annually in boreal, continental, western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba), projected carbon losses of 2.2...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Benscoter, Wieder, Vitt, Halsey
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Quantitative documentation of fire behavior is important in understanding aspects of physical fire behavior. We describe the use of infrared technology to document on-the-ground fire behavior observed during the International Crown Fire Modelling...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, McRae, Jin
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In 2000 the Squamish Forest District began a pilot project to study the effects of prescribed fire on forest succession, fuel dynamics, regeneration, wildlife habitat, and timber supply within two landscape units encompassing 103,000 ha north of...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Blackwell, Gray, Steele, Needoba, Green, MacKenzie
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

During the next few decades, a considerable portion of the productive boreal forest in Canada will be harvested and there is an excellent opportunity to use forest management activities (e.g., harvesting, regeneration, stand tending) to alter the...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Hirsch, Kafka, Todd
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Investigating spatial relationships among fuels, wildfire severity, and post-fire invasion by exotic plant species through linkage of multiphase sampling design and multiscale nested sampling field plots, pre- and post-fire, can be accomplished by...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Kalkhan, Martinson, Omi, Stohlgren, Chong, Hunter
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Current methods for predicting fire-induced mortality in shrubs and trees are largely empirical. These methods do not exhibit a wide range of applicability and are not readily linked to duff burning, soil heating, and surface fire behavior models. New...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Jimenez, Butler, Reardon, Webb, Jones
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The understory vegetation response is one of the post-fire effects studies being carried out as part of the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME), Northwest Territories. In each of the main 150 × 150-m ICFME plots, fifteen 1 × 1-m...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Hobbs, Alexander, Weber
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire line intensity (kW/m) in woody vegetation crowns is one of the parameters useful in assessing many fire effects. However, crown fire intensity is very difficult to measure. Temperature and time can be measured with a variety of sensors such as...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Despain
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS