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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[From the website] Since 2002, The Firewise USA program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Research has shown that both the house and the adjacent landscape play a critical role in the home surviving a wildfire....

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Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Mega-fires are often defined according to their size and intensity but are more accurately described by their socioeconomic impacts. Three factors -- climate change, fire exclusion, and antecedent disturbance, collectively referred to as the 'mega...

Person: Stephens, Burrows, Buyantuyev, Gray, Keane, Kubian, Liu, Seijo, Shu, Tolhurst, van Wagtendonk
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....

Person: Mell, Manzello, Maranghides, Butry, Rehm
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This study reports the results from a 5 year simulation of forest thinning intended to reduce fire hazard on publicly managed lands in the western United States. A state simulation model of interrelated timber markets was used to evaluate the timber...

Person: Barbour, Zhou, Prestemon
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

To improve access, interpretability, and use of the full body of research, a pilot project was initiated by the USDA Forest Service to synthesize relevant scientific information and develop publications and decision support tools that managers can use...

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

Forest fires are one of the major threats to the environment, to socio-economic activity and also to human life. Throughout history several generations have attempted to understand the role played by fire in the forest and to manage it. The scientific...

Person: Viegas
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Our work has shown that a single focal point is critical for efforts -- such as reducing severe wildland fires and the vegetation that fuels them -- that involve many federal agencies as well as state and local governments, the...

Person: Hill, Janik, Belak, Cotton, Dominicci, Johnson, Jones, Joy, Vargas
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'These 'problem fires' are the symptoms of a larger forest health issue in which ecological realities conflict with both social expectations and economic limitations.... Only through dedication and alignment of the full...

Person: Stewart
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Ffolliott, DeBano, Baker, Gottfried, Solis-Garza, Edminster, Neary, Hamre, Daniel, Meitner, Weidemann
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The increasing incidence, extent and severity of uncontrolled burning globally, together with its many adverse consequences, has brought fire into the international environmental policy arena, with growing calls for international action leading to...

Person: Goldammer
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS