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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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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Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Climate change has increased the occurrence, severity, and impact of disturbances on forested ecosystems worldwide, resulting in a need to identify factors that contribute to an ecosystem's resilience or capacity to recover from disturbance....

Person: Walker, Mack, Johnstone
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

While past research has studied forest succession on decadal timescales, ecosystem responses to rapid shifts in nutrient dynamics within the first months to years of succession after fire (e.g., carbon (C) burn-off, a pulse in inorganic nitrogen (N),...

Person: Knelman, Graham, Ferrenberg, Lecoeuvre, Labrado, Darcy, Nemergut, Schmidt
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The present work addresses the problem of how wind should be taken into account in fire spread simulations. The study was based on the software system FireStation, which incorporates a surface fire spread model and a solver for the fluid flow (Navier-...

Person: Lopes, Ribeiro, Viegas, Raposo
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Soil fungal communities perform many functions that help plants meet their nutritional demands. However, overall trends for fungal response to fire, which can be especially critical in a post-fire context, have been difficult to elucidate. We used meta...

Person: Dove, Hart
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Prescribed fire is widely accepted as a conservation tool because fire is essential to the maintenance of native biodiversity in many terrestrial communities. Approaches to this land-management technique vary greatly among continents, and sharing...

Person: Freeman, Kobziar, Rose, Cropper
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Forest productivity is limited by soil P availability in several forest ecosystems worldwide. Most of the soil available P is probably produced by the mineralization of organic forms of P when these forms dominate in the soil. Severe wildfires lead to...

Person: Garcia-Oliva, Merino, Fonturbel, Omil, Fernandez, Vega
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Different methods can be used to measure the time and distance of travel of a fire and thus its speed. The selection of a particular method will depend on the experimental objectives, design, scale, location (in the laboratory or field), required...

Person: Gould, Sullivan, Hurley, Koul
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Post-harvest regeneration failure of white spruce (Picea glauca Moench [Voss]), has led to concerns of 'de-coniferization' on productive site in the Alaskan boreal forest. Forest management in the region sought historically to increase spruce...

Person: Allaby, Juday, Young
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Collaborative approaches to natural resource management are becoming increasingly common on public lands. Negotiating a shared vision for desired conditions is a fundamental task of collaboration and serves as a foundation for developing management...

Person: Urgenson, Ryan, Halpern, Bakker, Belote, Franklin, Haugo, Nelson, Waltz
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS