Michael Coughlan, Research Associate

Michael Coughlan

Research Emphasis:

I am an ecological anthropologist who specializes in historical ecology, landscape archaeology, human-fire-landscape dynamics, and quantitative geospatial analyses (GIS). My research is guided by questions surrounding the co-evolution of land use, social institutions, and landscape.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Oregon

E-Mail:  michaelrcoughlan@gmail.com

Web Page:  https://michaelrcoughlan.wordpress.com/

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Coughlan, Michael R. and T.L. Gragson. 2016. An Event History Analysis of Parcel Extensification and Household Abandonment in Pays Basque, French Pyrenees, 1830–1958 AD. Human Ecology. DOI:10.1007/s10745-016-9808-y.

Coughlan, Michael. R. 2016. Wildland Arson as Clandestine Resource Management: A Space-Time Permutation Analysis and Classification of Informal Fire Management Regimes in Georgia, USA. Environmental Management. DOI:10.1007/s00267-016-0669-3.

Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T. and Coughlan, M. 2015. Pedogenic effects of mid- to late-Holocene conversion of forests to pastures in the French western Pyrenees. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. 59:225-245.

Leigh, David S., Theodore L. Gragson, Michael R. Coughlan. 2015. Colluvial legacies of millennial landscape change on individual hillsides, place-based investigation in the western Pyrenees Mountains, Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.031

Coughlan, Michael R. 2013. Errakina: Pastoral Fire Use and Landscape Memory in the Basque Region of the French Western Pyrenees. Journal of Ethnobiology 33(1): 86-104.

Coughlan, Michael R. 2013. Farmers, flames, and forests: Historical ecology of pastoral fire use and landscape change in the French Western Pyrenees, 1830-2011. Forest Ecology and Management.

Coughlan, Michael R. 2013. Unauthorized Firesetting as Socioecological Disturbance: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Incendiary Wildfires in Georgia, USA, 1987-2010. Fire Ecology 9(3): 45-63.

Books and Book Sections

Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T.L., Le Couédic, M. 2018. Holocene anthropization of mid-elevation landscapes around Pic d’Orhy, Western Pyrenees. Chapter in: Archaeology Of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism. Accepted and in press, Upland Regions. Institute of Mediterranean and European Archaeology. SUNY Press, Binghamton, New York

Theses and Dissertations

Coughlan, Michael R. 2013. Fire Use, Landscape Transition, and the Socioecological Strategies of Households in the French Western Pyrenees. PhD Dissertation. University of Georgia.

Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)

Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T.L., Le Couédic, M., 2017. Holocene anthropization of mid-elevation landscapes around Pic d’Orhy, Western Pyrenees. Paper presented a the 10th Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) Visiting Scholar Conference on Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions, April 8-9, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Gragson, T.L., Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Response Diversity and the Evolution of Pastoral Landscapes in the Western Pyrenees from the Middle Holocene to the Present. Paper presented at the International Landscape Archaeology Conference, 20 June, 2018, Newcastle University, Newcastle, U.K.

Gragson, T.L., Coughlan, M.G., Leigh, D.S., 2017. Contingency & Agency in the Holocene Anthropization of Mountain Landscapes of the Western Pyrenees. Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria