The domestication of fire as social-ecological regime shiftAuthor(s): Biggs R, WJ Boonstra, GD Peterson, M Schlüter
Link to CST author(s): Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs
Publication: Past Global Changes
Full reference: Biggs R, WJ Boonstra, GD Peterson, M Schlüter. 2016. The domestication of fire as social-ecological regime shift. Past Global Changes (PAGES) 24(1): 22-23.
Social-ecological regime shifts involve large, often abrupt, reorganizations in interlinked social and ecological systems. The domestication of fire illustrates how physiological and social changes enabled humans to start actively controlling fire, dramatically reshaping the environment and society itself.