Selected publications from lab members

Downey, Sean S., M. Walker, J. Moschler, F. Penados. J. Pop, R. Qin, W. Peterman, S. Scaggs, S. Song. (2023). Intermediate swidden disturbance increases spectral diversity in Maya community forests. Communications Earth and Environment 4:428.

Kawa, N.C., Arceño, M.A., Goeckner, R., Hunter, C.E., Rhue, S.J., Scaggs, S.A., Biwer, M.E., Downey, Sean S., Field, J.S., Gremillion, K. and McCorriston, J., 2021. Training wicked scientists for a world of wicked problems. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications8(1), pp.1-4.

Piperata, B. A., Scaggs, S. A., Dufour, D. L., & Adams, I. K. (2022). Measuring food insecurity: An introduction to tools for human biologists and ecologists. American Journal of Human Biology, e23821.

Downey, Sean S. “Anthropology Theories II: Systems and Complexity.” (2021). The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology: 179.

Scaggs, S. A., & Gerkey, D. (2021, March). Subsistence harvest diversity, social networks, and adaptive capacity to environmental change in Alaska. In American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Vol. 174, pp. 92-92).

Scaggs, S. A., Gerkey, D., & McLaughlin, K. R. (2021). Linking subsistence harvest diversity and productivity to adaptive capacity in an Alaskan food sharing network. American Journal of Human Biology, e23573.

James, B., Teuber, S., Miera, J., Downey, S., Henkner, J., Knopf, T., … & Scholten, T. (2021). Soils, landscapes, and cultural concepts of favor and disfavor within complex adaptive systems and ResourceCultures: human-land interactions during the Holocene. Ecology and Society, 26(1).

Downey, Sean S., Drew Gerkey, and Shane A. Scaggs. (2020). “The Milpa Game: a Field Experiment Investigating the Social and Ecological Dynamics of Q’eqchi’ Maya Swidden Agriculture.” Human Ecology, 48.4: 423-438.

Lansing, J. S., Abundo, C., Jacobs, G. S., Guillot, E. G., Thurner, S., Downey, S. S., … & Cox, M. P. (2017). Kinship structures create persistent channels for language transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(49), 12910-12915.

Downey, S. S., Haas, W. R., & Shennan, S. J. (2016). European Neolithic societies showed early warning signals of population collapse. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(35), 9751-9756.

Downey, Sean S. “Q’eqchi’Maya swidden agriculture, settlement history, and colonial enterprise in modern Belize.” Ethnohistory 62.4 (2015): 751-779.

Downey, S. S. (2010). Can properties of labor-exchange networks explain the resilience of swidden agriculture?. Ecology and Society, 15(4).