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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

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

Wildfire can impose a direct impact on human health under climate change. While the potential impacts of climate change on wildfires and resulting air pollution have been studied, it is not known who will be most affected by the growing threat of...

Person: Liu, Mickley, Sulprizio, Dominici, Yue, Ebisu, Anderson, Khan, Bravo, Bell
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A lengthening of the fire season, coupled with higher temperatures, increases the probability of fires throughout much of western North America. Although regional variation in the frequency of fires is well established, attempts to predict the...

Person: Waring, Coops
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire management has reached a crossroads. Current perspectives are not capable of answering interdisciplinary adaptation and mitigation challenges posed by increases in wildfire risk to human populations and the need to reintegrate fire as a...

Person: Smith, Kolden, Paveglio, Cochrane, Bowman, Moritz, Kliskey, Alessa, Hudak, Hoffman, Lutz, Queen, Goetz, Higuera, Boschetti, Flannigan, Yedinak, Watts, Strand, van Wagtendonk, Anderson, Stocks, Abatzoglou
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire risk in temperate forests has become a nearly intractable problem that can be characterized as a socioecological 'pathology': that is, a set of complex and problematic interactions among social and ecological systems across multiple...

Person: Fischer, Spies, Steelman, Moseley, Johnson, Bailey, Ager, Bourgeron, Charnley, Collins, Kline, Leahy, Littell, Millington, Nielsen-Pincus, Olsen, Paveglio, Roos, Steen-Adams, Stevens, Vukomanovic, White, Bowman
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire activity is projected to increase through upcoming decades in boreal Canada due to climatic changes. Amongst the proposed strategies to offset the climate-driven fire risk is the introduction of broadleaf species into dense-coniferous...

Person: Girardin, Terrier
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS