This dissertation presents results of experiments that studied primary and secondary attraction of beetles to host trees and identified tree and stand characteristics associated with beetle landing and attack, as well as tree mortality, during...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
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Objectives: For marten with home ranges in and adjacent to burned areas: 1) Delineate home ranges, 2) describe habitat use, 3)determine diel activity patterns, and 4)develop an index of microtine prey and berry crop abundance in various habitat types...
Willow ranged 40-87% in fecal samples. Dominant component averaging 72%. Resin birch 11%. Mountain cranberry was highly digestible. Individual species of willows browsed by moose in approximate relative proportion to stem density. Birch was a very...
A model, based on the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code, was modified to account for solar heating of fuels and to predict diurnal trends in fine fuel moisture. The model was tested against actual moisture data from general fuel types in Texas, Arizona...
Notes (Do Not Cite): Overview of oil/gas development in the CAH range, and CAH distribution and movements. Discussion on impacts, including direct habitat loss, harassment, avoidance of developments, disruption of movements, and increase in predation...
Notes (Do Not Cite): Discusses theories of caribou population dynamics: forage theory, predation theory, and dispersal theory. Provides examples of major changes in caribou distribution and abundance worldwide. Provides literature review on impacts of...
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As a continuation on the Nelchina caribou range relationships study initiated in 1955 and last reported on in 1972, 38 range stations were examined during the summers of 1977 and 1983. Evaluations of plant species composition, height, percent cover,...
The present infestation is believed to have developed from a combination of factors: 1) large amounts of breeding material resulting from the Rosie Creek Fire and broken tops originating from heavy snowfalls in the 1984-85 winter, and 2) abnormally low...
Broadcast burning following harvesting of flood plain sites in Alaska substantially decreased residual organic material and increased exposed mineral soil. Two forest types were studied: white spruce/alder/feathermoss and white spruce/alder/...
Urban WildF.I.R.E. (Fire Integrative Research Experience) is an intensive, interdisciplinary workshop that provides experiential learning at the intersection between urban forestry and wildland fire. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, Tennessee State University, and the US Forest Service.
Eligible applicants for Urban WildF.I.R.E. include students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree-granting program at an accredited US college or university. Traditionally underrepresented students majoring in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or related fields, and those pursuing degrees at 1890 and 1994 Land-grant institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
***All costs for airfare to and from the workshop in Michigan, in addition to all lodging expenses, will be covered for each workshop attendee.***
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, February 7, 2020.
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The Wilderness Fellows Program is a collaborative of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship (SWS), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Forest Service. It was created in order to complete Wilderness Character Baseline Assessments. The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office-based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS. Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities:
- Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided).
- Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
- Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
- Research, compile,and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
- Travel to and into wilderness areas.
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.
Locations: 11 positions are available, located in the following: Medicine Bow Route and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests, CO; Tonto National Forest, AZ (2 positions); Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV (2 positions); Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA; Siuslaw National Forest, OR; Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, WA (2 positions); Tongass National Forest, AK (2 positions)
Duration: May 18, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (Tongass National Forest positions will start in March)
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation...
Alaska EPSCoR presents a Science Pub event with Uma Bhatt: Predicting fire seasons in Alaska's changing climate
It's no easy task to forecast fire activity across a whole summer, and climate change can throw a proverbial monkey wrench in the...
The memorial symposium honors Daniel J. Raskin, a highly skilled human factors investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board, a volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty, and a tireless advocate for safety and injury prevention....
Session Dates: April 7-26, 2019.
The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC), located in Tallahassee, Florida, is an entity designed to give individuals an opportunity to increase their prescribed fire practitioner skills....
What will you learn?
This presentation introduces a new line of research in our laboratory; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently...
Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.”
Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States in 2017. The impacts of a wildfire last long after the flames are...
In association with the Interagency Spring Fire Operations Meeting
2019 Spring Fire Science Workshop:
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people responsible for protecting local forests or educating...
Thesis Defense by Peter Noble, M.S. Candidate, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources
Major Professor: Dr. Travis B. Paveglio