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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 text ... 'It should be clear to everyone concerned that weather conditions and the availability of fuel largely control the behavior of fires. Since projections of actual fire growth depend on weather forecasts, and the weather beyond...

Person: Rothermel
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Prescribed burning has, in the past decade, become the focus of debate among policy makers, federal and private land managers, and the public. To manage fire effectively, the USDA Forest Service has formally recognized the need for economic analysis....

Person: Hesseln
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'LANDFIRE can give more precise predictions than previous fire-behavior models did, allowing land managers to let beneficial fires burn, Shlisky says.The database has been tested in the northern Rockies and in central Utah; now...

Person: Ferber
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Summary (p.343-344) ... 'Radar imagery is an important source of data for monitoring specific processes and surface characteristics in boreal forests. As with other sources of remotely sensed data, radar imagery can efficiently provide...

Person: Kasischke, Stocks, Kasischke, BourgeauChavez, French, Harrell
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Over the past decades, there has been an increasing interest in the development of forest management approaches that are based on an understanding of historical natural disturbance dynamics. The rationale for such an approach is that management to...

Person: Bergeron, Flannigan, Gauthier, Leduc, Lefort
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We review the evidence of regime shifts in terrestrial and aquatic environments in relation to resilience of complex adaptive ecosystems and the functional roles of biological diversity in this context. The evidence reveals that the likelihood of...

Person: Folke, Carpenter, Walker, Scheffer, Elmqvist, Gunderson, Holling
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Contemporary wood utilization research needs in the Western United States are examined in this problem analysis. Key focal areas include: A. Changes in forest management actions and policies affect forest conditions and people, which in turn affect...

Person: Monserud, Lowell, Becker, Hummel, Donoghue, Barbour, Kilborn, Nicholls, Roos, Cantrell
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fuel teatment effects on the growth and behavior of large wildland fires depend on the spatial arrangements of individual treatment units. Evidence of this is found in burn patterns of wildland fires. During planning stages, fire simulation is most...

Person: Hayes, Ager, Barbour, Finney
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Summary ... 'Natural disturbances are integral processes in the succession, functioning, and carbon-cycling that occurs in most of the world's boreal forests. Insects represent dominating disturbance factors in Canada's boreal...

Person: Fleming
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper discusses the overall effects fire has on the carbon budget of boreal forests. Studies on using the boreal forest as a means to sequester carbon have not adequately accounted for these effects. Among other approaches, it has been suggested...

Person: Conard, Kasischke
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS