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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Fire Continuum Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire, was designed to cover both the biophysical and human dimensions aspects of fire along the fire continuum. This...

Person: Hood, Drury, Steelman, Steffens
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Most people familiar with the Weeks Act of 1911 associate it with the establishment of national forests in the Eastern United States. However, the Weeks Act did more for eastern forest conservation than fund the purchase of private forest lands by the...

Person: Southard
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Here, in one concise book, is the essential story of fire. Noted environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne describes the evolution of fire through prehistoric and historic times down to the present, examining contemporary attitudes from a long-range,...

Person: Pyne
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The economic costs of adverse health effects associated with exposure to wildfire smoke should be given serious consideration in determining the optimal wildfire management policy. Unfortunately, the literature in this research area is thin. In an...

Person: Kochi, Donovan, Champ, Loomis
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The July and October issues of Fire Control Notes included an article on larger fires on the national forests. ‘Lessons learned’ from these fires were quoted from reports when they seemed interesting and suggestive. The fact that a 'lesson' is quoted...

Person: Headley
Year: 1939
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extreme wildfires have substantial economic, social and environmental impacts, but there is uncertainty whether such events are inevitable features of the Earth’s fire ecology or a legacy of poor management and planning. We identify 478 extreme...

Person: Bowman, Williamson, Abatzoglou, Kolden, Cochrane, Smith
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An assessment of outcomes from research projects funded by the Joint Fire Science Program was conducted to determine whether or not science has been used to inform management and policy decisions and to explore factors that facilitate use of fire...

Person: Hunter
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Stand-replacing wildfires are a keystone disturbance in the boreal forest, and they are becoming more common as the climate warms. Paleo-fire archives from the wildland–urban interface can quantify the prehistoric fire regime and assess how both human...

Person: Gaglioti, Mann, Jones, Wooller, Finney
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Distance education, facilitated by modern telecommunications and computer technology, is revolutionizing delivery of college-level courses. In creating an interdisciplinary course on wildland fire, we learned that initial investments of at least $100,...

Person: Walstad, Reed, Doescher, Kauffman, Miller, Shindler, Tappeiner
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildland fire management has reached a crossroads. Current perspectives are not capable of answering interdisciplinary adaptation and mitigation challenges posed by increases in wildfire risk to human populations and the need to reintegrate fire as a...

Person: Smith, Kolden, Paveglio, Cochrane, Bowman, Moritz, Kliskey, Alessa, Hudak, Hoffman, Lutz, Queen, Goetz, Higuera, Boschetti, Flannigan, Yedinak, Watts, Strand, van Wagtendonk, Anderson, Stocks, Abatzoglou
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES