Sandra Rideout-Hanzak

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Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
700 University Boulevard, MSC 218
Texas A&M University
Kingsville , TX 78363, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Special Issue: 4th International Fire Congress: Fire as a Global Process
Pages: 1-4
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0701001

Debates about the scale, ecological effects, and motivations of pre-scientific anthropogenic burning have been present since the inception of the scientific study of landscape fires as the following quotations show. Local communities have in many places burned the land for centuries. Because many of these communities were part of larger cultural systems in which there was either no opportunity, reason, or desire to transmit knowledge through writing, much of their traditional ecological knowledge remained diffuse, embedded in oral tradition, ritual, or other forms of cultural or symbolic communication alien to the scientific mindset.  [Read More]

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