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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Much recent research has investigated the effects of burning on mature black spruce (Picea mariana) forests in interior Alaska, however little research has focused on how frequent reburning affects soil organic layer (SOL) vulnerability in these...

Person: Hoy, Turetsky, Kasischke
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Questions: How does fire severity, measured as depth of burn of ground layer fuels, control the regeneration of understorey species across black spruce-dominated stands varying in pre-fire organic layer depths? Are successional shifts from evergreen to...

Person: Gibson, Turetsky, Cottenie, Kane, Houle, Kasischke
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire, a dominant disturbance in boreal forests, is highly variable in occurrence and behavior at multiple spatiotemporal scales. New data sets provide more detailed spatial and temporal observations of active fires and the post-burn environment in...

Person: Barrett, Loboda, McGuire, Genet, Hoy, Kasischke
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Soil temperature and moisture are important factors that control many ecosystem processes. However, interactions between soil thermal and hydrological processes are not adequately understood in cold regions, where the frozen soil, fire disturbance, and...

Person: Yi, McGuire, Harden, Kasischke, Manies, Hinzman, Liljedahl, Randerson, Liu, Romanovsky, Marchenko, Kim
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[1] Wildfire is a common occurrence in ecosystems of northern high latitudes, and changes in the fire regime of this region have consequences for carbon feedbacks to the climate system. To improve our understanding of how wildfire influences carbon...

Person: Balshi, McGuire, Zhuang, Melillo, Kicklighter, Kasischke, Wirth, Flannigan, Harden, Clein, Burnside, McAllister, Kurz, Apps, Shvidenko
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There is a substantial amount of carbon stored in the permafrost soils of boreal forest ecosystems, where it is currently protected from decomposition. The surface organic horizons insulate the deeper soil from variations in atmospheric temperature....

Person: Genet, McGuire, Barrett, Breen, Euskirchen, Johnstone, Kasischke, Melvin, Bennett, Mack, Rupp, Schuur, Turetsky, Yuan
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Because it is an important regulator of terrestrial carbon cycling in North America, extensive research on natural and human disturbances has been carried out as part of the North American Carbon Program and the CarboNA project. A synthesis of various...

Person: Kasischke, Amiro, Barger, French, Goetz, Grosse, Harmon, Hicke, Liu, Masek
Year: 2013
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

Large fire years in which >1% of the landscape burns are becoming more frequent in the Alaskan (USA) interior, with four large fire years in the past 10 years, and 79 000 km2 (17% of the region) burned since 2000. We modeled fire severity conditions...

Person: Barrett, McGuire, Hoy, Kasischke
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There has been a recent increase in the frequency and extent of wildfires in interior Alaska, and this trend is predicted to continue under a warming climate. Although less well documented, corresponding increases in fire severity are expected....

Person: Shenoy, Johnstone, Kasischke, Kielland
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS