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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfires are a natural, reoccurring, and essential component of ecological communities worldwide. Decades of fire exclusion and altered fire regimes have had substantial ecological consequences, including increased fuel loads. Fuel loads are diverse...

Person: Riccardi, Prichard, Ottmar, Sandberg
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

FrostFire is a major field experiment and modeling effort to study the role of fire in boreal forests as a global change feedback and simultaneously provide fire managers with an improved capacity to predict fire severity based on meteorological...

Person: Sandberg, Ottmar, Bluhm, Alvarado
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires represent one of the most common disturbances in boreal regions, and have the potential to reduce C, N, and Hg stocks in soils while contributing to atmospheric emissions. Organic soil layers of the forest floor were sampled before and after...

Person: Harden, Neff, Sandberg, Turetsky, Ottmar, Gleixner, Fries, Manies
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The forest floor contributes the majority of carbon and nitrogen emitted by boreal forest fires. Therefore, estimates of C and N emissions require characterization of volumetric C and N storage of mature stands. Sampling the forest floor by <5-cm...

Person: Harden, Maines, Ottmar, Sandberg, Valentine
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS