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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This state-of-knowledge review examines some of the underlying assumptions and limitations associated with the inter-relationships among four widely used descriptors of surface fire behaviour and post-fire impacts in wildland fire science and...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Carbon (C) dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems have substantial implications for efforts to mitigate the rise of atmospheric CO2 and may be substantially influenced by warming and changing wildfire regimes. In this study we applied a large-scale...

Person: Yuan, Yi, McGuire, Johnson, Liang, Harden, Kasischke, Kurz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Healthy ecosystems include many species (high richness) with similar abundances (high evenness). Thus, both aspects of biodiversity are worthy of conservation. Simultaneously conserving richness and evenness might be difficult, however, if, for example...

Person: Crowder, Northfield, Gomulkiewicz, Snyder
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fires in agricultural ecosystems emit greenhouse gases and aerosols that influence climate on multiple spatial and temporal scales. Annex 1 countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), many of which ratified the...

Person: Lin, Jin, Giglio, Foley, Randerson
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Across the globe, wildfire-related destruction appears to be worsening despite increased fire suppression expenditure. At the same time, wildfire management is becoming increasingly complicated owing to factors such as an expanding wildland-urban...

Person: Minas, Hearne, Handmer
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Summary graphs depicting 20 individual flame length-fire intensity relationships grouped by four different fuel complex types or settings (forest, grassland, shrubland, and laboratory) and 12 individual fireline intensity-crown scorch height...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This state-of-knowledge review provides a synthesis of the effects of fire on cultural resources, which can be used by fire managers, cultural resource (CR) specialists, and archaeologists to more effectively manage wildland vegetation, fuels, and fire...

Person: Ryan, Jones, Koerner, Lee
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We collected data to estimate depth of the remaining (residual) organic layer as well as data to estimate total pre-fire organic layer depth in 99 plots located in mature black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) forests in interior Alaska that burned...

Person: Kasischke, Turetsky, Kane
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Although boreal forests are biomes which are characterized by periodical forest wildfires, very little is known about adaptations to fire in forest herbs. We investigated whether a putatively fire-dependent herbaceous species-Pulsatilla patens-...

Person: Kalamees, Püssa, Tamm, Zobel
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Alaskan boreal forests frequently suffer from outbreaks of bark beetles and fires, factors that appear to combine to alter charcoal production. Charcoal (black carbon) production in forest ecosystems is an important pathway to clarify for a more...

Person: Makoto, Kamata, Kamibayashi, Koike, Tani
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS