Fire otherwise : ethnobiology of burning for a changing world
- edited by Cynthia T. Fowler and James R. Welch.
- Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 
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- xiv, 236 pages ; 26 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Lifeways enhancing fire ecology : an introduction / Cynthia T. Fowler and James R. Welch
- Anthropogenic fire history, ecology, and management in fire-prone landscapes : an intercontinental review / James R. Welch, Joyce K. Lecompte, Ramona J. Butz, Angela May Steward, and Jeremy Russell-Smith
- Fire in the African Savanna : identifying challenges to traditional burning practices in Tanzania and Malawi / Ramona J. Butz
- Fire management in Brazilian Savanna Wetlands : new insights from traditional swidden cultivation systems in the Jalapãúo Region (Tocantins) / Ludivine Eloy, Silvia Laine Borges, Isabel B. Schmidt, and Ana Carolina Sena Barradas
- Fire use among swidden farmers in Central Amazonia : reflections on practice and conservation policies / Angela May Steward
- Restoration, risk, and the (non)reintroduction of Coast Salish fire ecologies in Washington State / Joyce K. Lecompte
- The critical role of firefighters' place-based environmental knowledge in responding to novel fire regimes in Hawaii / Lisa Gollin and Clay Trauernicht
- Burning lands : fire and livelihoods in the Navosa Hill Region, Fiji Islands / Trevor King
- Assessing causes and effects of survival emissions from global to local scales : agropastoral communities in the north Kodi subdistrict of Sumba Island, Indonesia / Cynthia T. Fowler.
- Publisher's Summary
- Fire is a daunting human ecological challenge and a major subject in science and policy debates about global trends in land conversion, climate change, and human health. Persistent environmental orthodoxies reduce complex burning traditions to overly simplistic representations of environmental destruction, degradation, and loss while reinforcing existing social inequities involving smallholders. Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World advocates for a more inclusive and pluralistic fire ecology, a shift from the paradigmatic globalized version of fire science and management towards research and management that embraces anthropogenic fire regimes and broader understandings of the ways humans interact with fire. The authors present new evaluations of human interactions with fires in contexts of changing environmental conditions. Through deep description and analysis of knowledge and practices enacted by local communities who ignite, manage, and extinguish fires, this collection of case studies supports proactive local and regional efforts to adapt amidst continually changing social and ecological circumstances.
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