Douglas Bird

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.

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Ecosystem Western Australia Hunting Archaeology Society History Interaction Desert Human Behavior Foraging Effect Conservation Coevolution Ranking Climate Costs Habitat Macropodidae Fire Regime Body Size Group Extinction Procurement Cognition Group Size

Most Recent Publications

Why do humans hunt cooperatively? Ethnohistoric data reveal the contexts, advantages and evolutionary importance of communal hunting

Eugene Morin, Douglas Bird, R Bird, Bruce Winterhalder, Current Anthropology

Jeremy Koster, Douglas Bird, 2024, on p. 48-75

The role of theory and ethnographic analogies in understanding paleoindian obsidian acquisition, mobility, and mating strategies in the Great Basin

Zeanah, Codding, D , Rebecca Bliege Bird, McGuire, Jones, Elston, 2023,

E Smithwick, Jennifer Baka, D Bird, Christopher Blaszscak-Boxe, C Blaszczak-Boxe, C Cole, J Fuentes, Sarah Gergel, Leland Glenna, C Grady, A Graefe, C Hunt, L Iulo, Carter Hunt, L Iulo, Jason Kaye, Klaus Keller, J Kaye, Klaus Keller, 2023, Conservation Ecology

Resource Acquisition Risk and the Division of Labor: Austral Lessons for Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology

Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird, David W. Zeanah, Douglas W. Bird, 2023, on p. 129-146

A collaborative agenda for archaeology and fire science

Grant Snitker, Christopher Roos, Alan Sullivan, S. Maezumi, Douglas W. Bird, Michael Coughlan, Kelly Derr, Linn Gassaway, Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson, Rachel Loehman, 2022, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 835-839

Eugène Morin, Douglas Bird, Bruce Winterhalder, Rebecca Bliege Bird, 2021, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory on p. 1-63

Mass procurement and prey rankings: insights from the European rabbit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A landscape architecture of fire: Cultural emergence and ecological pyrodiversity in Australia’s Western Desert

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

Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas W. Bird, Luis E. Fernandez, Nyalanka Taylor, Wakka Taylor, Dale Nimmo, 2018, Biological Conservation on p. 110-118

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

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

Jeremy Koster, Richard McElreath, Kim Hill, Douglas Yu, Glenn Shepard, Shepard, Glenn, Jr., Van Vliet, Nathalie, Nathalie Van Vliet, Michael Gurven, Benjamin Trumble, Rebecca Bliege Bird, R 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, S Beckerman, Stuart Marks, Thomas Headland, Margaretha Pangau-Adam, Anders Siren, Karen Kramer, Russell Greaves, Victoria Reyes-García, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Maximilien Gueze, Maximilien Guèze, Romain Duda, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Alvaro Fernandez-Llamazares, Sandrine Gallois, Lucentezza Napitupulu, Roy Ellen, John Ziker, Martin Nielsen, Elspeth Ready, Christopher Healey, Cody Ross, 2020, Science advances

Richard G. Klein, Douglas W. Bird, 2016, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology on p. 198-205

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