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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Summary ... 'The bobwhite is known to eat 129 different kinds of weed seeds.A single bird was found to eat as many as 12,000, 18,000 and 30,000 seeds of one kind of weed in a day.They eat 15 grams, or half an ounce, of weed seed daily...

Person: Nice
Year: 1910
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p.2) ... 'History of knowledge of taxon -- Lindera melissifolia was found by Thomas Walter in South Carolina and described by him in 1788. The species has been recognized as a very rare species for a period of many years. Early...

Person: Tucker
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Introduction:'To help ensure that the retardant costs are economical and that the products are effective, a formal evaluation is to be conducted at each fixed-wing retardant base. A basic premise is that fire retardant will be used in...

Person: Roby, Aldrich, Eddy, Tomascak, Weaver, Hill, George
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report presents the equations for the new 1976 metric version of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index. In addition to the changes needed to accommodate metric weather data, several mathematical improvements are introduced as well. These...

Person: Van Wagner, Pickett
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Discussions with fire-weather forecasters and their responses to the questionnaire revealed that SFWF's for prescribed burns typically include forecasts for the planned ignition time and three twelve-hour periods as well as a long-range outlook,...

Person: Brown, Murphy
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This Report is a technical comparison of the American and Canadian systems of forest fire danger rating. It deals with the three fuel moisture indicators in each system, as well as the indexes of spread and energy release or buildup. The final...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusion: 'The ultimate justification for conducting research on forest fire is a) that it is a complex natural phenomenon with both physical and biological dimensions, b) that it can only be described and understood through scientific...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'Aspen is seral on most sites. It colonizes and dominates burns, clearcuts, and other disturbed locations. Maximum aspen biomass is attained between 50 and 100 years after stand establishment. Sometimes later, between 200 and 400...

Person: Mutch, DeByle
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Text: 'Historically, surface fires ignited by lightning and Native Americans burned through the ponderosa pine-fir forests of the Northern Rockies at intervals of 5 to 25 years. The frequent underburns favored regeneration and survival of pine and...

Person: Mutch, Arno, Brown
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

As the initial step in a study of forest fire cycles in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, four burned areas of different ages were briefly examined. This Report describes the present condition of the areas visited in terms of both forest cover...

Person: Methven, Van Wagner, Stocks
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS