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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The following list of research topics was generated by agencies within AWFCG during 2005.  The topics were ranked originally by the AWFCG Fire Research and Development Committee (FRDAC) and finally by the AWFCG members.  Ranking was as follows:  3=...

Person: York
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Elevated CO2 increases root growth and fine (diam. £2 mm) root growth across a range of species and experimental conditions. However, there is no clear evidence that elevated CO2 changes the proportion of C allocated to root biomass, measured as either...

Person: Tingey, Phillips, Johnson
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Self-propagating heat waves can engender new and improved materials, but only recently have researchers found ways to monitor these ultraquick chemical reactions.' © 2000 Scientific American, Inc.

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

1. This paper reviews and compares the effects of forest fire and timber harvest on mammalian abundance and diversity, throughout successional time in the boreal forest of North America. 2. Temporal trends in mammal abundance and diversity are...

Person: Fisher, Wilkinson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Large woody debris (LWD) is an important component in the biogeochemistry cycle of carbon and nutrients in forested stream ecosystems. In-stream LWD volume, biomass and carbon pool were investigated in 19 forested streams in the south central interior...

Person: Chen, Wei, Scherer
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We determined the abundance and diversity of vascular plants in seven types of disturbance in mixed-wood boreal forest. Disturbance treatments included wildfire, natural regeneration after harvest and several methods of silvicultural site preparation....

Person: Peltzer, Bast, Wilson, Gerry
Year: 2000
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

We describe primers and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) conditions to amplify four dinucleotide, one trinucleotide, and three tetranucleotide microsatellite DNA loci from the bobcat (Lynx rufus). The primers were tested on 22 individuals collected from...

Person: Faircloth, Reid, Valentine, Eo, Terhune, Glenn, Palmer, Nairn, Carroll
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The USDA Forest Service stores fire occurrence data in a relational data base for planning, analysis, and other purposes. Weather observations are stored in the same data base for all five federal land management agencies and some state wildland...

Person: Vasievich, Fried, Leefers, Bunton
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS