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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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As with other aspects of natural-resource management, the approach to managing wildland fires has evolved over time as scientific understanding has advanced and the broader context surrounding management decisions has changed. Prior to 2000 the primary...

Person: McCaffrey, Toman, Stidham, Shindler
Year: 2013
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

Firebrand transport is studied for disc and cylindrical firebrands by modelling their trajectories with a coupled-physics fire model, HIGRAD/FIRETEC. Through HIGRAD/FIRETEC simulations, the size of possible firebrands and travelled distances are...

Person: Koo, Linn, Pagni, Edminster
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

For the 2012 fire season, a USFS 'fire ban' directive raised concerns that a return to a 'suppression'-only response to fire would undermine long-term fire management strategies and policies. Bob Mutch responds with a call for...

Person: Mutch
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This study investigates trends in wildfire potential in the continental United States under a changing climate. Fire potential is measured by the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI), which is determined by daily maximum temperature and precipitation. The...

Person: Liu, Goodrick, Stanturf
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The financial impact of wildfire management within the USDA Forest Service challenges the ability of the agency to meet societal demands and maintain forest health. The extent of this financial crisis has been attributed to historical and continuing...

Person: Thompson, Calkin, Finney, Gebert, Hand
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Community wildfire protection planning has become an important tool for engaging wildland-urban interface residents and other stakeholders in efforts to address their mutual concerns about wildland fire management, prioritize hazardous fuel reduction...

Person: Williams, Jakes, Burns, Cheng, Nelson, Sturtevant, Brummel, Staychock, Souter
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Risk analysis evolved out of the need to make decisions concerning highly stochastic events, and is well suited to analyse the timing, location and potential effects of wildfires. Over the past 10 years, the application of risk analysis to wildland...

Person: Miller, Ager
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Human land use practices, altered climates, and shifting forest and fire management policies have increased the frequency of large wildfires several-fold. Mitigation of potential fire behaviour and fire severity have increasingly been attempted through...

Person: Cochrane, Moran, Wimberly, Baer, Finney, Beckendorf, Eidenshink, Zhu
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS