Michael Coughlan, Ph.D.
I am an ecological anthropologist who specializes in historical ecology, human-fire-landscape dynamics, and co-evolution of land use practices, social institutions, and landscape.
I employ an empirical, long term, place-based, and multi-proxy research program that seeks to integrate theory and methods from social and natural sciences through cross-disciplinary collaborations.
I have expertise in ethnographic, archaeological, and paleoecologcial approaches with an emphasis on geospatial data and analysis.
Currently I am a postdoctoral research associate at the UGA, Department of Anthropology. I have on-going field-based research projects in South Carolina (Calhoun CZO), France, and Portugal. I am also involved in interdisciplinary research efforts to understand human-fire-Earth systems dynamics at multiple scales.