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Dr. Michael Coughlan, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia Athens, http://anthropology.uga.edu/index.php?/people/grad_students/coughlan/, Recent publications: Transdisciplinary research into fire and humans, Response to a highly-cited paper about humans and fires, Presentation Title: Land Use Intensity and Fire, Hosted by Dr. Brian Magi
Background: My interest in the history of human-landscape interaction stems from an innate curiosity about the past and its influence on the present. I spent my childhood clambering through historic ruins at the margins of my hometown in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State. Since then, I have worked as an applied environmental anthropologist and an archaeologist in Arizona and Wyoming. I am interested not only in understanding how people have both succeeded and failed in their efforts to gain a livelihood from the earth, but also the lessons and the legacies they leave us with.