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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

The large mediatic coverage of recent massive wildfires across the world has emphasized the vulnerability of freshwater resources. The extensive hydrogeomorphic effects from a wildfire can impair the ability of watersheds to provide safe drinking water...

Person: Robinne, Bladon, Miller, Parisien, Mathieu, Flannigan
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent growth in the frequency and severity of US wildfires has led to more wildfire smoke and increased public exposure to harmful air pollutants. Populations exposed to wildfire smoke experience a variety of negative health impacts, imposing economic...

Person: Jones, Berrens
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Introduction: Wildland fires degrade air quality and adversely affect human health. A growing body of epidemiology literature reports increased rates of emergency departments, hospital admissions and premature deaths from wildfire smoke exposure....

Person: Fann, Alman, Broome, Morgan, Johnston, Pouliot, Rappold
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire plays a critical role in biodiversity, carbon balance, soil erosion, and nutrient and hydrological cycles. While empirical evidence shows that fuel reduction burning can reduce the incidence, severity and extent of unplanned fires in Australia and...

Person: Gharun, Possell, Bell, Adams
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire fighting is a high-risk occupation requiring considerable physical and psychological demands. Multiple agencies publish fatality summaries for wildland firefighters; however, the reported number and types vary. At least five different...

Person: Butler, Marsh, Domitrovich, Helmkamp
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire and the threat it poses to society represents an example of the complex, dynamic relationship between social and ecological systems. Increasingly, wildfire adaptation is posited as a pathway to shift the approach to fire from a suppression...

Person: Brenkert-Smith, Meldrum, Champ, Barth
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The economic and ecological costs of wildfire in the United States have risen substantially in recent decades. Although climate change has likely enabled a portion of the increase in wildfire activity, the direct role of people in increasing wildfire...

Person: Balch, Bradley, Abatzoglou, Nagy, Fusco, Mahood
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Landscape fires can produce large quantities of smoke that degrade air quality in both remote and urban communities. Smoke from these fires is a complex mixture of fine particulate matter and gases, exposure to which is associated with increased...

Person: Barn, Elliott, Allen, Kosatsky, Rideout, Henderson
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We examined landscape exposure to wildfire potential, insects and disease risk, and urban and exurban development for the conterminous US (CONUS). Our analysis relied on spatial data used by federal agencies to evaluate these stressors nationally. We...

Person: Kerns, Kim, Kline, Day
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS