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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

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Maynard, Paré, Thiffault, Lafleur, Hogg, Kishchuk
There are concerns about the effect of increasing resource extraction and other human activities on the soils and vegetation of the boreal zone. The review covers published papers between 1974 and 2012 to assess the effects of natural disturbances and human activities on soils…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Loehman, Reinhardt, Riley
Wildfires are an important component of the terrestrial carbon cycle and one of the main pathways for movement of carbon from the land surface to the atmosphere. Fires have received much attention in recent years as potential catalysts for shifting landscapes from carbon sinks…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Liu, Goodrick, Heilman
Increasing wildfire activity in recent decades, partially related to extended droughts, along with concern over potential impacts of future climate change on fire activity has resulted in increased attention on fire-climate interactions. Findings from studies published in recent…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Lin, McCarty, Wang, Rogers, Morton, Collatz, Jin, Randerson
Fires in croplands, plantations, and rangelands contribute significantly to fire emissions in the United States, yet are often overshadowed by wildland fires in efforts to develop inventories or estimate responses to climate change. Here we quantified decadal trends, interannual…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Lewis, Lindberg, Schmutz, Bertram
Fires are the major natural disturbance in the boreal forest, and their frequency and intensity will likely increase as the climate warms. Terrestrial nutrients released by fires may be transported to boreal lakes, stimulating increased primary productivity, which may radiate…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Lehsten, de Groot, Flannigan, George, Harmand, Balzter
Wildfires are a major driver of ecosystem development and contributor to carbon emissions in boreal forests. We analyzed the contribution of fires of different fire size classes to the total burned area and suggest a novel fire characteristic, the characteristic fire size, i.e…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Lawley, Towe
Perpetual conservation easements permanently remove the option to convert existing habitat to more intensive agricultural production. If existing habitat is at threat of conversion, removing the option to convert will reduce land values. In this article, we estimate the land…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Larkin, Raffuse, Strand
Emissions from wildland fire are both highly variable and highly uncertain over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Wildland fire emissions change considerably due to fluctuations from year to year with overall fire season severity, from season to season as different…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Kreye, Adams, Escobedo
Forests protect water quality by reducing soil erosion, sedimentation, and pollution; yet there is little information about the economic value of conserving forests for water quality protection in much of the United States. To assess this value, we conducted a meta-analysis of…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Kim, Kodama, Shim, Kushida
The Boreal black spruce forest is highly susceptible to wildfire, and postfire changes in soil temperature and substrates have the potential to shift large areas of such an ecosystem from a net sink to a net source of carbon. In this paper, we examine CO2 exchange rates (e.g.,…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Kennedy, Fontaine
From the text ... 'Dry forests throughout the United States are fire-dependent ecosystems, and much attention has been given to restoring their ecological function. As such, land managers often are tasked with reintroducing fire via prescribed fire, wildland fire use, and fire-…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Hovick, Elmore, Fuhlendorf
Grassland birds have experienced greater population declines than any other guild of birds in North America, and yet we know little about habitat use and the affects of management during their non-breeding period on wintering grounds. The paucity of information on wintering…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Hewitt, Bent, Hollingsworth, Chapin, Taylor
Climate-induced changes in the tundra fire regime are expected to alter shrub abundance and distribution across the Arctic. However, little is known about how fire may indirectly impact shrub performance by altering mycorrhizal symbionts. We used molecular tools, including ARISA…
Year: 2013
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Heilman, Liu, Urbanski, Kovalev, Mickler
This paper provides an overview and summary of the current state of knowledge regarding critical atmospheric processes that affect the distribution and concentrations of greenhouse gases and aerosols emitted from wildland fires or produced through subsequent chemical reactions…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Hao, Larkin
Biomass burning is a major source of greenhouse gases, aerosols, black carbon, and atmospheric pollutants that affects regional and global climate and air quality. The spatial and temporal extent of fires and the size of burned areas are critical parameters in the estimation of…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Goltra
From the text ... 'Looking ahead, it will be more important than ever for land trusts to build strong relationships in their communities. The U.S. population will increase. Property values near metropolitan areas will rise, putting mounting development pressure on conservation…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Godwin, Ferrarese
Student fire groups, collegiate-level groups explicitly organized around topics related to wildland fire, are widespread across the country. Student fire groups are at times participants in wildland fire-oriented experiential education but are often limited by access to training…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fiore, Oberman, Lin, Zhang, Clifton, Jacob, Naik, Horowitz, Pinto, Milly
Accurate estimates for North American background (NAB) ozone (O3) in surface air over the United States are needed for setting and implementing an attainable national O3 standard. These estimates rely on simulations with atmospheric chemistry-transport models that set North…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Christensen
Eugene Odum's 1969 paper, The Strategy of Ecosystem Development, marks a watershed moment in approaches to the study of succession, ecosystem change caused by discrete disturbances. He argued that succession is unique from other kinds of change with regard to mechanisms (…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we evaluate the rate of smoking-…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Butler
Current wildland firefighter safety zone guidelines are based on studies that assume flat terrain, radiant heating, finite flame width, constant flame temperature and high flame emissivity. Firefighter entrapments and injuries occur across a broad range of vegetation, terrain…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Beatty, Smith
Dynamic soil water repellency is a pending challenge in water repellency research. The dynamic change or temporal dependence of repellency is commonly expressed as the persistence of repellency. Persistence, or dynamic changes in contact angle, are however, difficult to directly…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Ball
Vegetation fires release some fraction of the carbon in the biomass back to the atmosphere as CO2 and deposit some of the carbon onto the ground as charcoal or pyrogenic carbon. It is an open, but not unanswerable, question as to whether the formation of pyrogenic carbon can…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Asah
Researchers exploring the challenges of public intolerance for forest fires in the US predominantly focus on non-managers. Forest fire managers have unique perspectives on public perceptions and attitudes towards forest fires because managers frequently interact directly with…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Anderson
From the text ... 'The roles that land trusts play in conservation development may include holding easements, participating in stewardship of conserved lands and/or working with developers and landowners at the predevelopment and development stages to promote conservation-…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS