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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

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Klinka, Krestoy, Chourmouzis
We sampled vegetation and soils of, and classified mid-seral, even-aged, fire-origin, upland Picea mariana ecosystems in the boreal white & black spruce and sub-boreal spruce zones of British Columbia, Canada. We applied multivariate and tabular methods to analyse and…
Year: 2002
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein, Charney, McCutchan, Benoit
The authors first review a system for specifying monthly mean anomalies of midday temperature (T), dew-point (D), and wind speed (W) at a large network of surface stations across the United States. Multiple regression equations containing approximately three terms were derived…
Year: 1996
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein, Berg, Dial
This study documents the scale and intensity of drying over the last half century in the Kenai Lowlands of south-central Alaska. Using historical aerial photos and field sampling of wetlands, including muskegs, kettle ponds, and closed and open basin lakes, we present data on…
Year: 2005
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein, Yakushkin, Pospelova
Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) introduced to formerly occupied areas in northern Alaska (70 degrees N) in 1969 and 1970, and the Taimyr Peninsula (75 degrees N) in 1974 and 1975 increased in number (exceeding 20 %/year in the early years following their establishment), and have…
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein
Caribou and wild reindeer populations fluctuate over time. On this fact there is general agreement. Factors responsible for population limitation and subsequent declines have been examined within the framework of animal population theory. There is, however, little agreement…
Year: 1991
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein
Heavy grazing by extremely high densities of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) on St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea resulted in degradation of the lichen stands. Grasses, sedges, and other vascular plants initially increased in response to the removal of lichens under heavy…
Year: 1987
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Klein
Continental populations of caribou (Rangifer tarandus) usually winter in the northern taiga. Fire is a natural feature of the ecology of the taiga but its effect on the winter range of caribou has been the subject of conflicting reports in the literature. Lichens, which are an…
Year: 1982
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Kim, Hatsushika, Muskett, Yamazaki
The role of black carbon (BC) soot in the Arctic as an agent of climate warming through forcing/feedback of sea ice/glacier albedo is an uncertainty in need of addressing. In-situ measurements of BC-aerosols and gas byproducts from the FROSTFIRE experiment burn, 8-11 July 1999,…
Year: 2005
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kim, Tanaka
Flux measurements at sites of mixed hardwood and black spruce stands from an area (C4) of the Caribou-Poker Creek Research Watershed (CPCRW), interior Alaska, in the summer seasons of 1998, 1999, and 2000 are used to estimate the fluxes of CO2, CH4, and N2O before and after…
Year: 2003
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kim, Tanaka, Fukuda, Kushida
Flux measurements at sites of mixed hardwood and black spruce (Picea mariana) stands from an area (C4) of the Caribou-Poker Creek Research Watershed (CPCRW), interior Alaska, USA, in the summer seasons of 1998, 1999, and 2000 are used to estimate the fluxes of CH4 and N2O before…
Year: 2002
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Keough, Blahna
Although numerous principles have been identified as being important for successfully integrating social and ecological factors in collaborative management, few authors have illustrated how these principles are used and why they are effective. On the basis of a review of the…
Year: 2006
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kemball, Wang, Dang
The understory plant community of 63 boreal mixedwood stands in southeastern Manitoba, Canada, that were disturbed in the 1980s (21 by crown fire, 20 by logging, and 22 by severe spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) outbreak) were investigated. Understory plant communities…
Year: 2005
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Keane, Rollins, Zhu
Canopy and surface fuels in many fire-prone forests of the United States have increased over the last 70 years as a result of modern fire exclusion policies, grazing, and other land management activities. The Healthy Forest Restoration Act and National Fire Plan establish a…
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Keane, Cary, Davies, Flannigan, Gardner, Lavorel, Lenihan, Li, Rupp
A classification of spatial simulation models of fire and vegetation dynamics (landscape fire succession models or LFSMs) is presented. The classification was developed to provide a foundation for comparing models and to help identify the appropriate fire and vegetation…
Year: 2004
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Kaufman, Ichoku, Giglio, Korontzi, Chu, Hao, Li, Justice
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor, launched on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Terra satellite at the end of 1999, was designed with 36 spectral channels for a wide array of land, ocean, and atmospheric investigations. MODIS has a…
Year: 2003
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, Johnstone
Recent studies [Bourgeau-Chavez, L.L., Kasischke, E.S., Riordan, K., Brunzell, S.M., Nolan, M., Hyer, E.J., Slawski, J.J., Medvecz, M., Walters, T., and Ames, S. (in press). Remote monitoring of spatial and temporal surface soil moisture in fire disturbed boreal forest…
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Turetsky
We used historic records from 1959-99 to explore fire regime characteristics at ecozone scales across the entire North American boreal region (NABR). Shifts in the NABR fire regime between the 1960s/70s and the 1980s/90s were characterized by a doubling of annual burned area and…
Year: 2006
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Hyer, Novelli, Bruhwiler, French, Sukhinin, Hewson, Stocks
There were large interannual variations in burned area in the boreal region (ranging between 3.0 and 23.6x106 ha yr-1) for the period of 1992 and 1995-2003 which resulted in corresponding variations in total carbon and carbon monoxide emissions. We estimated a range of carbon…
Year: 2005
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Johnstone
This study investigated the relationship between climate and landscape characteristics and surface fuel consumption as well as the effects of variations in postfire organic layer depth on soil temperature and moisture in a black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) forest complex…
Year: 2005
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Bruhwiler
The global boreal forest region experienced some 17.9 million ha of fire in 1998, which could be the highest level of the decade. Through the analysis of fire statistics from North America and satellite data from Russia, semimonthly estimates of area burned for five different…
Year: 2002
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Williams, Barry
Analyses of the patterns of fire in Alaska were carried out using three different data sets, including a large-fire database dating back to 1950. Analyses of annual area burned statistics illustrate the episodic nature of fire in Alaska, with most of the area burning during a…
Year: 2002
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Kasischke, French
A wide range of techniques are being developed to map vegetation cover types using multi-date imagery from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer. To date, these techniques do not account for severe constraints which exist for the world's boreal forest. Using composite…
Year: 1997
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, French
Techniques are described for locating and estimating the areas of fires in the boreal forests of Alaska using satellite imagery from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). The basis for these techniques is the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) derived…
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kasischke, Christensen, Stocks
Fire strongly influences carbon cycling and storage in boreal forests. In the near-term, if global warming occurs, the frequency and intensity of fires in boreal forests are likely to increase significantly. A sensitivity analysis on the relationship between fire and carbon…
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Kasischke, French, Bourgeau-Chavez, Christensen
An improved method to estimate the amounts of carbon released during fires in the boreal forest zone of Alaska in 1990 and 1991 is described. This method divides the state into 64 distinct physiographic regions and estimates areal extent of five different land covers: two forest…
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES