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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire severity affects both ecosystem N-loss and post-fire N-balance. Climate change is altering the fire regime of interior Alaska, although the effects on Siberian alder (Alnus viridis ssp. fruticosa) annual N-fixation input (kg N ha-1 yr-1) and...

Person: Houseman, Ruess, Hollingsworth, Verbyla
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Despite the generally accepted need for understanding social vulnerability within the context of USDA Forest Service planning and management, there is a lack of structured approaches available to practitioners to gain such an understanding. This social...

Person: Armatas, Borrie, Watson
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Results are presented from of experiments to determine the susceptibility of rooftops to embers staying in contact during wildfires. Wind tunnel experiments were run in which the rooftops of model houses were covered with model embers and exposed to...

Person: Nguyen, Kaye
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Culture influences how fire is perceived and managed in societies. An increasing risk of catastrophic wildfire has shifted political and academic attention on the use of Indigenous fire management (IFM) as an alternative to the common fire suppression...

Person: Nikolakis, Roberts
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A topological data analysis (TDA) of 200,000 U.S. wildfires larger than 5 acres indicates that events with the largest final burned areas are associated with systematically low fuel moistures, low precipitation, and high vapor pressure deficits in the...

Person: Bendick, Hoylman
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An intensified pattern of wildfire is emerging in Alaska as rapidly increasing temperatures and longer growing seasons alter the state's environment. Both tundra and Boreal forest regions are seeing larger and more frequent fires. The impacts of these...

Person: Grabinski
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

We summarize current knowledge about the ecosystem functions of fire-produced charcoal in boreal forests with a special focus on its effects on soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous dynamics as well as on plant succession. Charcoal is a carbon-enriched...

Person: Makoto, Koike
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Young savanna trees can quickly grow back from belowground storage structures after topkill. This capacity is a tolerance trait that confers persistence at the plant individual level, enabling them to survive diverse disturbance regimes.

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Person: Akpoué, Barot, Raynaud, Gignoux
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Abrupt changes in wind direction and speed caused by thunderstorm-generated gust fronts can, within a few seconds, transform slow-spreading low-intensity flanking fires into high-intensity head fires. Flame heights and spread rates can more than double...

Person: Achtemeier, Goodrick
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Increasing prevalence and scale of natural disasters fuel the need for new approaches to evaluating, and eventually mitigating, their impact. This analysis quantifies and compares online and social media attention to hurricanes and wildfires over time...

Person: Widmar, Rash, Bir, Bird, Jung
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES