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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfires are an inherent part of the landscape in many parts of the world; however, they often impose substantial economic burdens on human populations where they occur, both in terms of impacts and of management costs. As wildfires burn towards human...

Person: Duff, Tolhurst
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A quantitative approach was adopted to explore facets of mindfulness and self-compassion in relation to their ability to predict crewmembers' perceptions of their supervisors' leadership capabilities. The sample comprised 43 wildland fire...

Person: Waldron, Ebbeck
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The purpose of this study was to generate a physical fitness profile of an interagency hotshot crew mid-way through the wildland fire season. Twenty interagency hotshot crew firefighters completed measures of body composition, aerobic fitness,...

Person: Sell, Livingston
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Safety zones are designated areas that reduce firefighter heat exposure to tolerable levels by providing separation between personnel and fuels. Along with Lookouts, Communications, and Escape routes, Safety zones are a component of the 'LCES'...

Person: Dennison, Fryer, Campbell, Cova, Butler
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

'First load to the box.' Calmly, but with urgency, these words rolled through the intercom while I was in the loft working on a project for the afternoon. As the alarm sounded through the building, I knew that meant we had a fire call, and without...

Person: Goldammer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

On May 19, 2014, during unusually dry weather, a fire started in a popular recreational area near Funny River Road in the Kenai, near Newberry's home. The wind pushed it through dry grasses and into insect-killed stands of spruce. By the end of the day...

Person: Campbell
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Climate controls the magnitude, duration, and frequency of weather conditions associated with extreme fire behavior. In a warming climate, we are experienc­ing earlier snowmelt, longer fire seasons, and greater incidence of drought. We expect these...

Person: Reinhardt
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Carbon footprint (CF) can be a key factor stimulating innovation while driving sustainable decision making. The air transport sector and wildfires are considered to be relevant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Among the available resources for...

Person: Alvarez, Planelles, Rubio
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Humans cause more than 55% of wildfires on lands managed by the USDA Forest Service and US Department of the Interior, contributing to both suppression expenditures and damages. One means to reduce the expenditures and damages associated with these...

Person: Abt, Butry, Prestemon, Scranton
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Understanding the local context that shapes collective response to wildfire risk continues to be a challenge for scientists and policymakers. This study utilizes and expands on a conceptual approach for understanding adaptive capacity to wildfire in a...

Person: Paveglio, Moseley, Carroll, Williams, Davis, Fischer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS