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The domestication of fire as social-ecological regime shift

Author(s): Biggs R, WJ Boonstra, GD Peterson, M Schlüter
Link to CST author(s): Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs
Publication: Past Global Changes
Year: 2016
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.
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Summary

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.