I conduct interdisciplinary research on the socioecology of fire and the ecology of small-scale human subsistence. I collaborate with the Karuk and Yurok Tribes to holistically evaluate how ecocultural species, the landscape, and Tribal members respond to prescribed fire and fire exclusion. My methods include ecological monitoring, remote sensing, participant observation, and interviews.
Marks-Block, T., Lake, F.K., Bird, R.B. and Curran, L.M., 2021. Revitalized Karuk and Yurok cultural burning to enhance California hazelnut for basketweaving in northwestern California, USA. Fire Ecology, 17(1), pp.1-20.
Marks-Block T, Lake FK, Curran LM. 2019. Effects of understory fire management treatments on California Hazelnut, an ecocultural resource of the Karuk and Yurok Indians in the Pacific Northwest. For. Ecol. Manage. 450:117517