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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[From the website] Since 2002, The Firewise USA program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Research has shown that both the house and the adjacent landscape play a critical role in the home surviving a wildfire....

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Year:
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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

Current wildland firefighter safety zone guidelines are based on studies that assume flat terrain, radiant heating, finite flame width, constant flame temperature and high flame emissivity. Firefighter entrapments and injuries occur across a broad...

Person: Butler
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we...

Person: Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire activity in the United States incurs substantial costs and losses, and presents challenges to federal, state, tribal and local agencies that have responsibility for wildfire management. Beyond the potential socioeconomic and ecological losses...

Person: Calkin, Stonesifer, Thompson, McHugh
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In this paper, we investigate homeowner preferences and willingness to pay for wildfire protection programs using a choice experiment with three attributes: risk, loss and cost. Preference heterogeneity among survey respondents was examined using three...

Person: Holmes, González-Cabán, Loomis, Sanchez
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildland fire management has moved beyond a singular focus on suppression, calling for wildfire management for ecological benefit where no critical human assets are at risk. Processes causing direct effects and indirect, long-term ecosystem changes are...

Person: Hyde, Dickinson, Bohrer, Calkin, Evers, Gilbertson-Day, Nicolet, Ryan, Tague
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This study examined the effects of organisational, environmental, group and individual characteristics on five components of safety climate (High Reliability Organising Practices, Leadership, Group Culture, Learning Orientation and Mission Clarity) in...

Person: Black, McBride
Year: 2013
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