SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, Nyalangka Taylor, B.F. Codding (2016). A landscape architecture of fire: cultural and ecological emergence in Australia’s Western Desert. Current Anthropology (forthcoming).
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, B.F. Codding (2016). Pyrodiversity and the anthropocene: the role of fire in the broad spectrum revolution. Evolutionary Anthropology (forthcoming).
Bliege Bird, R., B.F. Codding, D.W. Bird (2016). People, ENSO, and fire in Australia: fire regimes and climate controls in hummock grasslands. Philosophical Transactions B (forthcoming).
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, B.F. Codding, B.A. Scelza (2016). The dynamics of indigenous livelihoods and ecologies in the Western Desert: economic, social, and environmental values of foraging in a remote Martu community. Journal of Rural Studies (forthcoming).
Codding, B.F., D.W. Bird, and R. Bliege Bird (2015). The real cost of closing remote communities. Arena Magazine 135:5-7. link
Bliege Bird, R., B.F. Codding, and D.W. Bird (2015). Holding the Dreaming: economic, social and ecological benefits of hunting, sharing and fire in the Western Desert of Australia. In 21st Century Hunting and Gathering, B.F. Codding and K. Kramer (eds). SAR press, Santa Fe (in press).
Codding, B.F., R. Bliege Bird, D.W. Bird, and D.W. Zeanah (2015). Alternative Aboriginal economies: Martu livelihoods in the 21st Century. In 21st Century Hunting and Gathering, B.F. Codding and K. Kramer (eds). SAR press, Santa Fe (in press).
Zeanah, D.W., B.F. Codding, D.W. Bird, R. Bliege Bird, and P. Veth (2015). Diesel and damper: changes in seed use and mobility following contact amongst the Martu of Western Australia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 39:51-62. pdf
Codding, B.F. and D.W. Bird (2015). Behavioral ecology and the future of archaeological science. Journal of Archaeological Science 56:9-20. pdf
Codding, B.F., R. Bliege Bird, P. Kauhanen, D.W. Bird (2014). Conservation or co-evolution? Intermediate levels of Aboriginal burning and hunting have positive effects on kangaroo populations in Western Australia. Human Ecology 42: 659-669. pdf
Codding, B.F., J.F. O’Connell, D.W. Bird (2014). Shellfishing and the colonization of Sahul: a multivariate model evaluating the dynamic effects of prey utility, transport costs and life history on foraging patterns and midden composition. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 9:238–252. pdf
McCauley, D.J., H.S. Young, R. Guevara, G.J. Williams, E. Power, R.B. Dunbar, D.W. Bird, W. Durham, F. Micheli (2014). Positive and negative effects of a threatened parrotfish on reef ecosystems. Conservation Biology 28:1312. pdf
Scelza, B.A., D.W. Bird, R. Bliege Bird (2014). Bush tucker, shop tucker: production, consumption and diet at an Aboriginal outstation. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 53:98-117. pdf
Bird, D.W., B.F. Codding, R. Bliege Bird, D.W. Zeanah, C.J. Taylor (2013). Megafauna in a continent of small game: archaeological implications of Martu camel hunting in Australia's Western Desert. Quaternary International 297:155-166. pdf
Bliege Bird, R., N. Taylor, B.F. Codding, D.W. Bird (2013). Niche construction and Dreaming logic: Aboriginal patch mosaic burning and varanid lizards (Varanus gouldii) in Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280:20132297. pdf
McCauley, D.J., E. Power, H.S. Young, A. McInturff, R.B. Dunbar, D.W. Bird, W. Durham, F. Micheli (2013). Conservation at the edge of the world. Biological Conservation 165:139-145. pdf
Jones, J.H., R. Bliege Bird, D.W. Bird (2013). To kill a kangaroo: understanding the decision to pursue high-risk/high-gain resources. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20131210. pdf
Bird, D.W., B.F. Codding, R. Bliege Bird, D.W. Zeanah (2012). Risky pursuits: implications of Martu hunting strategies for archaeological measures of subsistence change. American Antiquity 77:186-194. pdf
Bliege Bird, R., B.F. Codding, P. Kauhanen, D.W. Bird (2012). Aboriginal hunting buffers climate-driven fire-size variability in Australia’s spinifex grasslands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109:10287-10292. pdf
Bird, D.W. and J.F. O’Connell (2012). Human behavioral ecology. In Archaeological Theory Today, 2nd Edition, I. Hodder (ed.), pp. 37-61. Cambridge: Polity Press. pdf
Bliege Bird, R., B. Scelza, D.W. Bird, E.A. Smith (2012). The hierarchy of virtue: mutualism, altruism, and signaling in Martu women's cooperative hunting. Evolution and Human Behavior 33:64-78. pdf
Codding, B.F., R. Bliege Bird, D.W. Bird (2011). Provisioning offspring and others: risk-energy trade-offs and gender differences in hunter-gatherer foraging strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:2502-2509. pdf
Bird, D.W. and R. Bliege Bird (2010). Competing to be leaderless: food sharing and magnanimity among Martu Aborigines. In The Evolution Of Leadership: Transitions In Decision Making From Small-Scale To Middle-Range Societies, J. Kanter, K. Vaughn and J. Earkins (eds), pp. 21-49. Santa Fe: SAR Press. pdf
Codding, B.F., D.W. Bird, R. Bliege Bird (2010). Interpreting abundance indices: some zooarchaeological implications of Martu foraging. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:3200-3210. pdf
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, B.F. Codding (2009). In pursuit of mobile prey: Martu hunting strategies and archaeofaunal interpretation. American Antiquity 74:3-29. pdf
Bliege Bird, R., B.F. Codding, D.W. Bird (2009). What explains differences in men’s and women’s production? Determinants of gendered foraging inequalities among Martu. Human Nature 20(2):105-129. pdf
Bird, D.W. (2009). The inherent value of foraging. Arena Magazine 98:30-33. pdf
Bliege Bird, R., D.W. Bird, B.F. Codding, C. Parker, J.H. Jones (2008). The “fire stick farming” hypothesis: Australian Aboriginal foraging strategies, biodiversity and anthropogenic fire mosaics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:14796-14801. pdf
Bird, D.W. and B.F. Codding (2008). Human behavioral ecology and the use of ancient landscapes. In Handbook of Landscape Archaeology, B. David and J. Thomas (eds), pp. 396-408. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Bliege Bird, R. and D.W. Bird (2008). Why women hunt: risk and contemporary foraging in a Western Desert Aboriginal community. Current Anthropology 49:655-693. pdf
Bird, D.W. and J.F. O’Connell (2006). Behavioral ecology and archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Research 14:143-188. pdf
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, C.H. Parker (2005). Aboriginal burning regimes and hunting strategies in Australia’s Western Desert. Human Ecology 33:443-464. pdf
Bird, D.W. and R. Bliege Bird (2005). Martu children’s hunting strategies in the Western Desert, Australia. In Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental & Cultural Perspectives, B.S. Hewlett and M.E. Lamb (eds), pp. 129-146. New Brunswick: Aldine Transaction.
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, C.H. Parker (2004). Women who hunt with fire. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2004(1): 90-96.
Bird, D.W. and R. Bliege Bird (2004). Evolutionary and ecological understandings of the economics of desert societies. In Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives, P.M. Veth, M. Smith, and P. Hiscock (eds), pp. 81-99. London: Blackwell Scientific.
Bird, D.W., R. Bliege Bird, J.L. Richardson (2004). Meriam ethnoarchaeology: shellfishing and shellmiddens. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series 3(1):183-197. pdf
Bird, D.W., J.L. Richardson, P.M. Veth, A.J. Barham (2002). Explaining shellfish variability in middens on the Meriam Islands, Torres Strait Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 29:457-469. pdf
Bird, D.W. and R. Bliege Bird (2002). Children on the reef: slow learning or strategic foraging? Human Nature 13:269-298. pdf