Michael Coughlan, Research Associate
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.
Primary Organization: University of Oregon
Web Page: https://michaelrcoughlan.wordpress.com/
CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)
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 fÃ¼r 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
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
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