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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'Like all forests, we recognize the multiple benefits to society of forests as a renewable resource when managed skillfully. Forestry deserves to compete (and be provided with similar levels of assistance that other 'green...

Person: Ray, Seymour, Scott, Keeton
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate whether future climate change would trigger an increase in the fire activity of the Waswanipi area, central Quebec. First, we used regression analyses to model the historical (1973-2002) link between...

Person: LeGoff, Flannigan, Bergeron
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We undertook a 3-week expedition to Papua New Guinea in April-May 2007 to assess the breeding, threats and Population densities of the Papuan Harrier Circus spilonotus spilothorax and to determine a first global Population estimate for this almost...

Person: Simmons, Legra
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Smoke from fire is a local, regional and often international issue that is growing in complexity as competition for airshed resources increases. BlueSky is a smoke modeling framework designed to help address this problem by enabling simulations of the...

Person: Larkin, O'Neill, Solomon, Raffuse, Strand, Sullivan, Krull, Rorig, Peterson, Ferguson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In high latitudes, changes in climate impact fire regimes and snow cover duration, altering the surface albedo and the heating of the regional atmosphere. In the western Arctic, under four scenarios of future climate change and future fire regimes (...

Person: Euskirchen, McGuire, Rupp, Chapin, Walsh
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

With climatic warming, wildfire occurrence is increasing in the boreal forest of interior Alaska. Loss of catchment vegetation during fire can impact streams directly through altered solute and debris inputs and changed light and temperature regimes....

Person: Betts, Jones
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Natural fires annually decimate up to 1% of the forested area in the boreal region of Quebec, and represent a major structuring force in the region, creating a mosaic of watersheds characterized by large variations in vegetation structure and...

Person: Marchand, Prairie, Del Giorgio
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper examines the past, present, and future use of the concept of historical range and variability (HRV) in land management. The history, central concepts, benefits, and limitations of HRV are presented along with a discussion on the value of HRV...

Person: Keane, Hessburg, Landres, Swanson
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aim We investigate the timing and factors responsible for the transformation of closed-crown forests into lichen-spruce woodlands.Location The study area extends between 70º and 72º W in the closed-crown forest zone from its southern limit near 47º30...

Person: Girard, Payette, Gagnon
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We investigated changes in wildfire risk over the 1901-2002 (AD) period with an analysis of broad-scale patterns of July monthly drought code (MDC) variability on 28 forested ecoregions of the North American and Eurasian continents. The MDC is an...

Person: Girardin, Ali, Carcaillet, Mudelsee, Drobyshev, Hély, Bergeron
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS