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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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If the fire has characteristics that do not fit the historical fire regime with which the fire-adapted ecosystem has developed, then it may impact resilience and cause a shift in ecosystem characteristics.

Person: Keeley, Witter, van Mantgem
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

[from the text] Much like the proverbial chicken and egg story, there is debate over whether fire or the adaptations to fire came first for plant species in fire-prone ecosystems. This is significant because if the fire-prone habitats came first, it...

Person: Keeley, Witter, van Mantgem
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

C4 photosynthesis had a mid-Tertiary origin that was tied to declining atmospheric CO2, but C4-dominated grasslands did not appear until late Tertiary. According to the 'CO2-threshold' model, these C4 grasslands owe their origin to a further...

Person: Keeley, Rundel
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Introduction: Pinus is a diverse genus of trees widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Understanding pine life history is critical to both conservation and fire management. Objectives: Here I lay out the different pathways of pine life...

Person: Keeley
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Ecologists, biogeographers, and paleobotanists have long thought that climate and soils controlled the distribution of ecosystems, with the role of fire getting only limited appreciation. Here we review evidence from different disciplines demonstrating...

Person: Pausas, Keeley
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Humans and their ancestors are unique in being a fire-making species, but 'natural' (i.e. independent of humans) fires have an ancient, geological history on Earth. Natural fires have influenced biological evolution and global biogeochemical...

Person: Bowman, Balch, Artaxo, Bond, Cochrane, D'Antonio, DeFries, Johnston, Keeley, Krawchuk, Kull, Mack, Moritz, Pyne, Roos, Scott, Sodhi, Swetnam
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is a worldwide phenomenon that appears in the geological record soon after the appearance of terrestrial plants. Fire influences global ecosystem patterns and processes, including vegetation distribution and structure, the carbon cycle, and...

Person: Bowman, Balch, Artaxo, Bond, Carlson, Cochrane, D'Antonio, DeFries, Doyle, Harrison, Johnston, Keeley, Krawchuk, Kull, Marston, Moritz, Prentice, Roos, Scott, Swetnam, Van der Werf, Pyne
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Traits, such as resprouting, serotiny and germination by heat and smoke, are adaptive in fire-prone environments. However, plants are not adapted to fire per se but to fire regimes. Species can be threatened when humans alter the regime, often by...

Person: Keeley, Pausas, Rundel, Bond, Bradstock
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The perception is that today's large fires are an ecological catastrophe because they burn vast areas with high intensities and severities. However, little is known of the ecological impacts of large fires on both historical and contemporary...

Person: Keane, Agee, Fulé, Keeley, Key, Kitchen, Miller, Schulte
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS