Fire Otherwise: Lifeways Enhancing Fire Management in a Changing World
Fire is a daunting human ecological challenge and a major subject in science and policy debates about global trends in land conversion, climate change, and human health. Persistent environmental orthodoxies reduce complex burning traditions to overly simplistic representations of environmental destruction, degradation, and loss while reinforcing existing social inequities involving smallholders. What would a more inclusive and pluralistic fire ecology look like? How and why might we embrace diverse anthropogenic fire regimes and broader understandings of the ways humans interact with fire? Fire otherwise is the support of proactive local and regional efforts to adapt amidst continually changing social and ecological circumstances.
Fowler, Cynthia. 2021. Fire Otherwise: Lifeways Enhancing Fire Management in a Changing World. Virutal guest lecture delivered to the Environment, Development, and Governance: Theories, Issues, and Trends. University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.