Dr. Michael Coughlan, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia Athens
Presentation Title: Fire use, human institutions, and landscape: Historical ecology of an agropastoral fire regime in the French Pyrenees, Hosted by Prof. Brian Magi
Background: My research interests include historical ecology, economic anthropology, environmental justice, and emerging trans-disciplinary socioecological systems approaches. I am currently focused on researching the links between fire ecology, agro-pastoral livelihoods, and cultural landscapes. I am interested in integrating ethnographic, archaeological, geospatial, and paleoecological theory and method. From an applied perspective, I am interested in contributing to conservation strategies that promote both cultural and ecological diversity and sustainability.