Douglas Bird

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Douglas Bird

Research Summary

Livelihood decisions and habitats, exploring the dynamics of human subsistence practices, their role in ecosystem function, and their archaeological implications in Australia and Western North America.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Climate Ecosystem Hunting Desert Subsistence Food Altruism Hunters Human Behavior Society Foraging Hunter Gatherer Effect Climate Change Western Australia Interaction Population Resource Behavioral Ecology History Ranking Energy Lizards Grassland Conservation

Most Recent Papers

Mass procurement and prey rankings: insights from the European rabbit

Eugène Morin, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas Bird, 2020, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

Erratum

Jeffrey H. Altschul, Keith W. Kintigh, Mark Aldenderfer, Elise Alonzi, Ian Armit, Juan Antonio Barceló, Christopher S. Beekman, Penny Bickle, Douglas W. Bird, Scott E. Ingram, Elena Isayev, Andrew W. Kandel, Rachael Kiddey, Hélène Timpoko Kienon-Kaboré, Franco Niccolucci, Corey S. Ragsdale, Beth K. Scaffidi, Scott G. Ortman, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 27059

To understand how migrations affect human securities, look to the past

Jeffrey H. Altschul, Keith W. Kintigh, Mark Aldenderfer, Elise Alonzi, Ian Armit, Juan Antonio Barceló, Christopher S. Beekman, Penny Bickle, Douglas W. Bird, Scott E. Ingram, Elena Isayev, Andrew W. Kandel, Rachael Kiddey, Hélène Timpoko Kienon-Kaboré, Franco Niccolucci, Corey S. Ragsdale, Beth K. Scaffidi, Scott G. Ortman, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 20342-20345

Fire mosaics and habitat choice in nomadic foragers

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Chloe McGuire, Douglas W. Bird, Michael H. Price, David Zeanah, Dale G. Nimmo, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 12904-12914

The life history of human foraging: Cross-cultural and individual variation

Jeremy Koster, Richard McElreath, Kim Hill, Douglas Yu, Glenn Shepard, Nathalie Van Vliet, Michael Gurven, Benjamin Trumble, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas Bird, Brian Codding, Lauren Coad, Luis Pacheco-Cobos, Bruce Winterhalder, Karen Lupo, Dave Schmitt, Paul Sillitoe, Margaret Franzen, Michael Alvard, Vivek Venkataraman, Thomas Kraft, Kirk Endicott, Stephen Beckerman, Stuart A. Marks, Thomas Headland, Margaretha Pangau-Adam, Anders Siren, Karen Kramer, Russell Greaves, Victoria Reyes-García, Maximilien Guèze, Romain Duda, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Sandrine Gallois, Lucentezza Napitupulu, Roy Ellen, John Ziker, Martin R. Nielsen, Elspeth Ready, Christopher Healey, Cody Ross, 2020, Science advances

Climate, landscape diversity, and food sovereignty in arid Australia: The firestick farming hypothesis

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas W. Bird, 2020, American Journal of Human Biology

Variability in the organization and size of hunter-gatherer groups: Foragers do not live in small-scale societies

Douglas Warren Bird, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Brian F. Codding, David W. Zeanah, 2019, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 96-108

Subsistence Transitions and the Simplification of Ecological Networks in the Western Desert of Australia

Stefani A. Crabtree, Douglas Warren Bird, Rebecca Bliege Bird, 2019, Human Ecology on p. 165-177

Human fire legacies on ecological landscapes

Mitchell J. Power, Brian F. Codding, Alan H. Taylor, Thomas W. Swetnam, Kate E. Magargal, Douglas W. Bird, James F. O’connell, 2018, Frontiers in Earth Science

Mobility, subsistence, and technological strategies of early Holocene hunter-gatherers in the Bolivian Altiplano

José M. Capriles, Juan Albarracin-Jordan, Douglas W. Bird, Steven T. Goldstein, Gabriela M. Jarpa, Sergio Calla Maldonado, Calogero M. Santoro, 2018, Quaternary International on p. 190-205

Most-Cited Papers

Behavioral ecology and the future of archaeological science

Brian F. Codding, Douglas W. Bird, 2015, Journal of Archaeological Science on p. 9-20

Aboriginal hunting buffers climate-driven fire-size variability in Australia's spinifex grasslands

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Brian F. Codding, Peter G. Kauhanen, Douglas W. Bird, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 10287-10292

Niche construction and Dreaming logic

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Nyalangka Tayor, Brian F. Codding, Douglas W. Bird, 2013, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Human behaviour as a long-term ecological driver of non-human evolution

Alexis P. Sullivan, Douglas Warren Bird, George H. Perry, 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution

Provisioning offspring and others: Risk-energy trade-offs and gender differences in hunter-gatherer foraging strategies

Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas W. Bird, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 2502-2509

Conservation or co-evolution? Intermediate levels of aboriginal burning and hunting have positive effects on kangaroo populations in Western Australia

Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Peter G. Kauhanen, Douglas W. Bird, 2014, Human Ecology on p. 659-669

A landscape architecture of fire

Douglas W. Bird, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Brian F. Codding, Nyalangka Taylor, 2016, Current Anthropology on p. S65-S79

People, El Niño southern oscillation and fire in Australia: Fire regimes and climate controls in hummock grasslands

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas W. Bird, Brian F. Codding, 2016, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

The hierarchy of virtue

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Brooke Scelza, Douglas W. Bird, Eric Alden Smith, 2012, Evolution and Human Behavior on p. 64-78

Megafauna in a continent of small game

Douglas Warren Bird, Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird, David W. Zeanah, Curtis J. Taylor, 2013, Quaternary International on p. 155-166