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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire management agencies in Canada are mandated with protecting multiple forest values from wildfire. Deciding where to reduce fire hazard and how to allocate resources and fire suppression efforts requires an understanding of the values-at-risk from...

Person: Neupane, Boxall, McFarlane, Pelletier
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Increasing densities of small diameter trees have changed ecological processes and negatively impacted conservation of soil and water resources in western forests. Thinning treatments are commonplace to reduce stein density and potential fire hazard....

Person: Cram, Baker, Fernald, Madrid, Rummer
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Classic ecological concepts and forestry language regarding old growth are not well suited to frequent-fire landscapes. In frequent-fire, old-growth landscapes, there is a symbiotic relationship between the trees, the understory graminoids, and fire...

Person: Binkley, Sisk, Chambers, Springer, Block
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Pines (genus Pinus) form the dominant tree cover over large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Human activities have affected the distribution, composition, and structure of pine forests for millennia. Different human-mediated factors have affected...

Person: Richardson, Rundel, Jackson, Teskey, Aronson, Bytnerowicz, Wingfield, Proches
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This article examines the growing number of wildfires in the United States. Forest fires are being fueled by deadwood and debris that have been allowed to accumulate by the caretakers of the land. The use of computer modeling is aiding in the...

Person: Andrews, Finney, Fischetti
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'No single fuel load may be acceptable for a large administrative area. Herein lies the dilemma of setting fuel load standards. Establishing standards would permit the setting of clear objectives for residue management and...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Effects of field application levels of wildfire control chemicals, Phos-Chek® G75-F (PC) and Silv-Ex® (SE), were examined on red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) embryos. Embryos were more sensitive to PC and SE when eggs were immersed for 10 s...

Person: Buscemi, Hoffman, Vyas, Spann, Kuenzel
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Classic rangeland theory advocates stocking rangelands at relatively low and constant levels. This theory has been labelled inappropriate for savanna rangelands, because savannas are strongly influenced by stochastic processes. Opportunistic strategies...

Person: Higgins, Kantelhardt, Scheiter, Boerner
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A new age of forestry is needed in the United States. Recent dramatic declines in forest management have brought some undesirable consequences for forest health and wildlife.... A total preservationist approach to management has...

Person: Thomas
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'In recent years it has become clear that past fire suppression policies have not worked as effectively as was once thought. In fact, they have had major unintended consequences, particularly on federally owned lands. For decades...

Person: Hill, Fowler, Bollea, Koralab, Lacey, Shulman, Murphy
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS