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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire frequency is expected to increase due to climate warming in many areas, particularly the boreal forests. An increase in fire frequency may have important effects on the global carbon cycle by decreasing the size of boreal carbon stores. Our...

Person: Brown, Johnstone
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Coarse woody debris serves many functions in forest ecosystem processes and has important implications for fire management as it affects air quality, soil heating and carbon budgets when it combusts. There is relatively little research evaluating the...

Person: Hyde, Smith, Ottmar, Alvarado, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

From the text ... 'Welcome to the new era of 'megafires,' which rage with such intensity that no human force can put them out. Their main causes, climate change and fire suppression, are fueling a heated debate about how to stop them....

Person: Glick
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We combined year-round eddy covariance with biometry and biomass harvests along a chronosequence of boreal forest stands that were 1, 6, 15, 23, 40, ~74, and ~154 years old to understand how ecosystem production and carbon stocks change during recovery...

Person: Goulden, McMillan, Winston, Rocha, Manies, Harden, Bond-Lamberty
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fescue Prairie is one of the most threatened ecosystems in Canada, and burning is essential for conserving remnants of this grassland. Burning is a key process in the natural disturbance regime, but its effect on the soil seed bank in Fescue Prairie is...

Person: Romo, Gross
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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 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

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