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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Forest fires remain a devastating phenomenon in the tropics that not only affect forest structure and biodiversity, but also contribute significantly to atmospheric CO2. Fire used to be extremely rare in tropical forests, leaving ample time for forests...

Person: Slik, Bernard, van Beek, Breman, Eichhorn
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aerosols from wildfires are the primary aerosols in the Arctic atmosphere during the summer months. These aerosols occur in large, increasing quantities and impact the sensitive radiative balance in the Arctic. FROSTFIRE, a controlled burn in a Long-...

Person: Cahill, Cahill, Perry
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Communities impacted by fine-particle air pollution (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 mm; PM2.5) from forest fires and residential wood burning require effective, evidence-based exposure-reduction strategies. Public health...

Person: Barn, Larson, Noullett, Kennedy, Copes, Brauer
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Several boreal insect species respond to smoke and heat generated by forest fires and use recent burns to reproduce in high numbers. Some of these species are rare or uncommon in undisturbed forests, and the contribution of recently burned habitats to...

Person: Saint-Germain, Drapeau, Buddle
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

To understand how boreal forest carbon (C) dynamics might respond to anticipated climatic changes, we must consider two important processes. First, projected climatic changes are expected to increase the frequency of fire and other natural disturbances...

Person: Kurz, Stinson, Rampley
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

With evidence of increasing wildfire risks in wildland-urban interface zones in the U.S. West and elsewhere, understanding intended evacuation behavior is a growing issue for community planners. This research investigates intended evacuation behavior...

Person: Mozumder, Raheem, Talberth, Berrens
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent studies have shown that emissions of mercury (Hg), a hazardous air pollutant, from fires can be significant. However, to date, these emissions have not been well-quantified for the entire United States. Daily emissions of Hg from fires in the...

Person: Wiedinmyer, Friedli
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[1] We measured CO2 and CH4 exchange from the center of a Sphagnum-dominated permafrost collapse, through an aquatic moat, and into a recently burned black spruce forest on the Tanana River floodplain in interior Alaska. In the anomalously dry growing...

Person: Myers-Smith, McGuire, Harden, Chapin
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is one of the key disturbances affecting trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forest ecosystems within western Canadian wildlands, including Elk Island National Park in central Alberta, Canada. Although prescribed fire is a tool available...

Person: Otway, Bork, Anderson, Alexander
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