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 Indigenous peoples respond to prescribed (cultural) fire and fire exclusion. My methods include ecological monitoring, remote sensing, participant observation, and interviews.
Marks-Block, T., Tripp, W. 2021. Facilitating Prescribed Fire in Northern California through Indigenous Governance and Interagency Partnerships. Fire, 4(3):37
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. (2020, October 23). Indigenous solutions to California’s capitalist conflagrations. Monthly Review Online
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
Armstrong CG, Shoemaker AC, McKechnie I, Ekblom A, Szabó P, et al. 2017. Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects. PLoS One. 12(2):e0171883