About Erana Jae Loveless
Disciplines: Fire ecology and ecological anthropology
Focus: Human-fire-animal relationships
Regions: Canadian Rocky Mountains, Northern Australia
Methods: Dendrochronology, GIS, ethnography, historical/archaeological records
Question 1: With the sweeping decimation of bison and native American populations by the late 1800s, how did fire regimes and forest structure change along the Rocky Mountains? What implications will these changes have for bison restoration efforts?
Question 2: What relationships and history do people have with avian firespreading in northern Australia?
Broader Interests: Indigenous fire and wildlife management, pyric carnivory/herbivory, remote sensing, hunter-gatherers, problems of time and perspective, bridging the ecological past and present
Mark Bonta, Robert Gosford, Dick Eussen, Nathan Ferguson, Erana Loveless, and Maxwell Witwer. 2017. Intentional Fire-Spreading By ‘‘Fire Hawk’’ Raptors In Northern Australia. Journal of Ethnobiology 37(4):700-718.
Loveless, Erana. 2017. Ethnoarchaeology Can Be Used for Ecological Conservation Because It Can Detect Shifting Baselines. Arizona Anthropologist 28: 51-65.
ACBS 160D Human and Animal Interrelationships
GEOS 220 Environmental History of the Southwest
GC 170A Introduction to Global Change
ANTH 364 Natural History of our Closest Relatives
ANTH 261 The Human Species: Heredity, Environment, and Behavior
ANTH 160D Origins of Human Diversity
ANTH 160A World Archaeology / Patterns In Prehistory
ANTH 160A Ancient Egyptian Civilization
ASTR 170B1 The Physical Universe
ANTH 170C Human Variation in the Modern World
ANTH 150B1 Many Ways of Being Human
JPN 245 Japanese Popular Culture
MA University of Arizona: East Asian Studies
BA University of Oregon & Senshū University (Tokyo): Asian Studies / Japanese