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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Analyses of bulk petrographic data indicate that during the Late Paleozoic wildfires were more prevalent than at present. We propose that the development of fire systems through this interval was controlled predominantly by the elevated atmospheric...

Person: Glasspool, Scott, Waltham, Pronina, Shao
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an important driver of change in most forest, savannah, and prairie ecosystems and fire-altered organic matter, or pyrogenic carbon (PyC), conveys numerous functions in soils of fire-maintained terrestrial ecosystems. Although an exceptional...

Person: Pingree, DeLuca
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Trends and transitions in the growing-season normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite sensor at 250-m resolution were analyzed for the period from 2000 to 2018 to understand...

Person: Potter
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, 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

Wildfires are often perceived as destructive disturbances, but we propose that when integrating evolutionary and socioecological factors, fires in most ecosystems can be understood as natural processes that provide a variety of benefits to humankind....

Person: Pausas, Keeley
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Resilience has become a common goal for science-based natural resource management, particularly in the context of changing climate and disturbance regimes. Integrating varying perspectives and definitions of resilience is a complex and often...

Person: Higuera, Metcalf, Miller, Buma, McWethy, Metcalf, Ratajczak, Nelson, Chaffin, Stedman, McCaffrey, Schoennagel, Harvey, Hood, Schultz, Black, Campbell, Haggerty, Keane, Krawchuk, Kulig, Rafferty, Virapongse
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is a necessary ecosystem process in many biomes and is best viewed as a natural disturbance that is beneficial to ecosystem functioning. However, increasingly, we are seeing human interference in fire regimes that alters the historical range of...

Person: Keeley, Pausas
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest fires and their legacy form an inherently dynamic relationship between ecology and human uses of the forest. This paper provides an overview of the dynamic dimensions that are present in the aftermath of a fire. These include the evolution of...

Person: González-Cabán, Sanchez, Englin
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire regimes across the globe have been altered through changes in land use, land management, and climate conditions. Understanding how these modified fire regimes impact vegetation structure and dynamics is essential for informed biodiversity...

Person: Levick, Richards, Cook, Schatz, Guderle, Williams, Subedi, Trumbore, Andersen
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES