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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Our study aimed to integrate remote sensing, spatial analysis, and field data to understand the vulnerability and resiliency of peatlands and uplands to wildfire across the southern Northwest Territories study area where peatlands are abundant,...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Graham, Battaglia, Kane, French, Grelik, Krezek-Hanes
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Our goal was to improve understanding of the interactions of wildfire and hydrology (including permafrost changes) and the ensuing post-fire successional trajectories in both uplands and peatlands of the Artic-Boreal Zone (ABZ) in a changing climate....

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, French, Battaglia, Billmire, Kane, Shuman, Swenson, Siqueira, Chapman, Krezek-Hanes, Cantin, Whitman, Berg, Foster, Baltzer
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

FireCLIME (Fire-Climate Landscape Interactions in Montane Ecosystems) Vulnerability Assessment v3.1 is a macro-enabled Excel file (xlsm). A user guide is also available below.

Person: Friggens
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Tool
Source: FRAMES

Predictive models of tree mortality and survival are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects in forest communities and landscapes. Post-fire tree mortality has been traditionally modeled as an empirical function of tree defenses (e...

Person: Cansler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

High-latitude regions have experienced rapid warming in recent decades, and this trend is projected to continue over the twenty-first century1. Fire is also projected to increase with warming2,3. We show here, consistent with changes during the...

Person: Mekonnen, Riley, Randerson, Grant, Rogers
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Context: Fire and controlled grazing have been widely adopted as management interventions to counteract woody shrub proliferation in many arid and semiarid grassland systems. The actual intensity of grazing and fire, along with the timing of the...

Person: Wang, Li, Ravi
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The boreal zone of Alaska is dominated by interactions between disturbances, vegetation, and soils. These interactions are likely to change in the future through increasing permafrost thaw, more frequent and intense wildfires, and vegetation change...

Person: Foster, Armstrong, Shuman, Shugart, Rogers, Mack, Goetz, Ranson
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an ecological factor in ecosystems around the world, made increasingly more critical by unprecedented shifts in climate and human population pressure. The knowledge gradually acquired on the subject is needed to improve fire behaviour...

Person: Moya, Certini, Fulé
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A three-day workshop was held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks April 4-6, 2017. The interagency, international workshop was hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) with funding from the NASA Applied Sciences Program to bring sciences...

Person: York, York, Jandt
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Heat injuries sustained in a fire can initiate a cascade of complex mechanisms that affect the physiology of trees after fires. Uncovering the exact physiological mechanisms and relating specific injuries to whole‐plant and ecosystem functioning is the...

Person: Bär, Michaletz, Mayr
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES