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Bowman, David M.J.S., Grant J. Williamson, Fay H. Johnston, Clarence J.W. Bowman, Brett P. Murphy, Christopher I. Roos, Clay Trauernicht, Joshua Rostron, and Lynda D. Prior
2022    Population Collapse of a Gondwanan Conifer Follows the Loss of Indigenous Fire Regimes in a Northern Australian Savanna. Scientific Reports  12:9081. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., Thomas W. Swetnam, and Matthew J. Liebmann
2022    Rebound of Fire Regimes in Southwest US Forests and Woodlands, 1200-1900 CE. In Questioning Rebound: People and Environmental Change in Protohistoric and Early Historic Americas (ed.  E. Jones and J. Fisher), pp. 54-65. University of Utah Press. [PDF]

Shuman, Jacquelyn K, Jennifer K Balch, Rebecca T Barnes, Philip E Higuera, Christopher I Roos, Dylan W Schwilk, E Natasha Stavros, Tirtha Banerjee, Megan M Bela, Jacob Bendix, Sandro Bertolino, Solomon Bililign, Kevin D Bladon, Paulo Brando, Robert E Breidenthal, Brian Buma, Donna Calhoun, Leila M V Carvalho, Megan E Cattau, Kaelin M Cawley, Sudeep Chandra, Melissa L Chipman, Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez, Erin Conlisk, Jonathan D Coop, Alison Cullen, Kimberley T Davis, Archana Dayalu, Fernando De Sales, Megan Dolman, Lisa M Ellsworth, Scott Franklin, Christopher H Guiterman, Matthew Hamilton, Erin J Hanan, Winslow D Hansen, Stijn Hantson, Brian J Harvey, Andrés Holz, Tao Huang, Matthew D Hurteau, Nayani T Ilangakoon, Megan Jennings, Charles Jones, Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson, Leda N Kobziar, John Kominoski, Branko Kosovic, Meg A Krawchuk, Paul Laris, Jackson Leonard, S Marcela Loria-Salazar, Melissa Lucash, Hussam Mahmoud, Ellis Margolis, Toby Maxwell, Jessica L McCarty, David B McWethy, Rachel S Meyer, Jessica R Miesel, W Keith Moser, R Chelsea Nagy, Dev Niyogi, Hannah M Palmer, Adam Pellegrini, Benjamin Poulter, Kevin Robertson, Adrian V Rocha, Mojtaba Sadegh, Fernanda Santos, Facundo Scordo, Joseph O Sexton, A Surjalal Sharma, Alistair M S Smith, Amber J Soja, Christopher Still, Tyson Swetnam, Alexandra D Syphard, Morgan W Tingley, Ali Tohidi, Anna T Trugman, Merritt Turetsky, J Morgan Varner, Yuhang Wang, Thea Whitman, Stephanie Yelenik, and Xuan Zhang
2022    Reimagine fire science for the anthropocene. PNAS Nexus  1(3):pgac115. [PDF] [LINK]

Snitker, Grant, Christopher I. Roos, Alan P. Sullivan III, S. Yoshi Maezumi, Douglas W. Bird, Michael R. Coughlan, Kelly M. Derr, Linn Gassaway, Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson, Rachel A. Loehman
2022    A Collaborative Agenda for Archaeology and Fire Science. Nature Ecology & Evolution  6:835-839. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I., and Christopher H. Guiterman
2021    Dating the Origins of Persistent Oak Shrubfields in Northern New Mexico using Soil Charcoal and Dendrochronology. The Holocene  31(7):1212-1220. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., Thomas W. Swetnam, T.J. Ferguson, Matthew J. Liebmann, Rachel A. Loehman, John R. Welch, Ellis Q. Margolis, Christopher H. Guiterman, William C. Hockaday, Michael J. Aiuvalasit, Jenna Battillo, Joshua Farella, and Christopher A. Kiahtipes
2021    Native American Fire Management at an Ancient Wildland-Urban Interface in the Southwest United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  118(4):e2018733118. [PDF] [LINK]. Supplementary information can be found here [PDF]

Zedeno, Maria Nieves, Christopher I. Roos, Kacy L. Hollenback, and Mary M. H. Erlick
2021    Bison Hunters and Prairie Fires: A View from the Northwestern Plains. In The Greater Plains: Rethinking a Region’s Environmental Histories  (ed. B. Frehner and K. Brosnan), pp.48-65. University of Nebraska Press. [PDF]


Roos, Christopher I.
2020    Scale in the Study of Indigenous Burning. Nature Sustainability 3:898-899. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., Tammy M. Rittenour, Thomas W. Swetnam, Rachel A. Loehman, Kacy L. Hollenback, Matthew J. Liebmann, and Dana Drake Rosenstein
2020    Fire Suppression Impacts on Fuels and Fire Intensity in the Western US: Insights from Archaeological Luminescence Dating in Northern New Mexico. Fire 3:32. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I., Grant J. Williamson, and David M.J.S. Bowman
2019    Is Anthropogenic Pyrodiversity Invisible in Paleofire Records? Fire 2:42.  [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I., María Nieves Zedeño, Kacy L. Hollenback, and Mary M. H. Erlick
2018    Indigenous Impacts on North American Great Plains Fire Regimes of the Last Millennium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115:8143-8148.  [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I. and Andrew C. Scott
2018    A Comparison of Charcoal Reflectance between Crown and Surface Fire Contexts in Dry Southwest US Forests. International Journal of Wildland Fire 27:396-406. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I.
2017    Anthropogenic Landscapes. In Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology, edited By B. Mills and S. Fowles, pp. 683-696. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., and E. Christian Wells
2017    Geoarchaeology of Ritual Behavior and Sacred Places: An Introduction. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9(6):1001-1004. [PDF] [LINK]


Balch, Jennifer K., R. Chelsea Nagy, Sally Archibald, David M.J.S Bowman, Max Moritz, Christopher I. Roos, Andrew C. Scott, and Grant Williamson
2016    Global Combustion: The Connection between Fossil Fuel and Biomass Burning Emissions (1997-2010). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20150177. [PDF] [LINK]

Fischer, A. Paige, Thomas A. Spies, Toddi A. Steelman, Cassandra Moseley, Bart R. Johnson, John D. Bailey, Alan A. Ager, Patrick Bourgeron, Susan Charnley, Brandon M. Collins, Jeffrey D. Kline, Jessica E. Leahy, Jeremy S. Littell, James D.A. Millington, Max Nielsen-Pincus, Christine S. Olsen, Travis B. Paveglio, Christopher I. Roos, Michelle M. Steen-Adams, Forest R. Stevens, Jelena Vukomanovic, Eric M. White, and David M.J.S. Bowman
2016    Wildfire Risk as Socio-Ecological Pathology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14:276-284. [PDF] [LINK]

Liebmann, Matthew J., Joshua Farella, Christopher I. Roos, Sarah Martini, Adam Stack, and Thomas W. Swetnam
2016    Native American Population Decline, Reforestation, and Fire Regimes in the Southwest U.S., 1492-1700 CE. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:E696-E704. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., Julie S. Field, and John V. Dudgeon
2016    Anthropogenic Burning, Agricultural Intensification, and Landscape Transformation in Post-Lapita Fiji. Journal of Ethnobiology 36:535-553. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., Andrew C. Scott, Claire M. Belcher, William G. Chaloner, Jonathan Aylen, Michael R. Coughlan, Bart R. Johnson, Fay H. Johnston, Julia McMorrow, Toddi Steelman, Rebecca Bliege Bird, and the Fire and Mankind Discussion Group
2016    Living on a Flammable Planet: Interdisciplinary, Cross-Scalar, and Varied Cultural Lessons, Prospects, and Challenges. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20150469. [PDF] [LINK]

Scott, Andrew C., William G. Chaloner, Claire M. Belcher, and Christopher I. Roos
2016    The Interaction of Fire and Mankind: Preface. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20160149. [PDF] [LINK]

Scott, Andrew C., William G. Chaloner, Claire M. Belcher, and Christopher I. Roos
2016    The Interaction of Fire and Mankind: Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20150162. [PDF] [LINK]

Swetnam, Thomas W., Joshua Farella, Christopher I. Roos, Matthew J. Liebmann, Donald A. Falk, and Craig D. Allen
2016    Multi-Scale Perspectives of Fire, Climate and Humans in Western North America and the Jemez Mountains, U.S.A. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20150168. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I.
2015    Western Apache Pyrogenic Placemaking in the Mountains of Eastern Arizona. In Engineering Mountain Landscapes: An Archaeology of Social Investment, edited by L. Schreiber and M. Zedeño, pp. 116-125. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. [PDF] [LINK]


Eren, Metin I., Christopher I. Roos, Brett Story, Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, and Stephen J. Lycett
2014    The Role of Raw Material Differences in Handaxe Shape Variation: An Experimental Assessment. Journal of Archaeological Science 49:472-487. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I., David M.J.S Bowman, Jennifer K. Balch, Paulo Artaxo, William J. Bond, Mark A. Cochrane, Carla M. D’Antonio, Ruth S. DeFries, Fay H. Johnston, Meg A. Krawchuk, Christian A. Kull, Michelle Mack, Max A. Moritz, Stephen J. Pyne, Andrew C. Scott, and Thomas W. Swetnam
2014    Pyrogeography, Historical Ecology, and the Human Dimensions of Fire Regimes. Journal of Biogeography 41:833-836. [PDF] [LINK]


Beck, Margaret E. and Christopher I. Roos
2013    From Households to Middens: Refuse Deposition Patterns in Two Communities. In Power and Economy in Early Classic Period Hohokam Society: An Archaeological Perspective from the Marana Mound Site, edited by J. M. Bayman, S. K. Fish, and P.R. Fish, pp. 19-32. Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series 207, University of Arizona, Tucson. [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I.
2013    Environmental Reconstruction in Archaeological Science. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by C. Smith, pp. 2408-2416. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. [PDF] [LINK]

Van Keuren, Scott and Christopher I. Roos
2013    Geoarchaeological Evidence for Ritual Closure of a Kiva at Fourmile Ruin, Arizona. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:615-625. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I. and Thomas W. Swetnam
2012    A 1,416-Year Reconstruction of Annual, Multi-decadal, and Centennial Variability in Area Burned for Ponderosa Pine forests of the Southern Colorado Plateau Region, Southwest USA. The Holocene 22(3): 281-290. [PDF] [LINK]

Roos, Christopher I. and Kevin C. Nolan
2012    Phosphates, Plowzones, and Plazas: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Infer Settlement Structure of Plowed Village Sites in the Midwestern USA. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 23-32. [PDF] [LINK]


Bowman, David M.J.S., Jennifer K. Balch, Paulo Artaxo, William J. Bond, Mark A. Cochrane, Carla M. D’Antonio, Ruth S. DeFries, Fay H. Johnston, John E. Keeley, Meg A. Krawchuk, Christian A. Kull, Michelle Mack, Max A. Moritz, Stephen J. Pyne, Christopher I. Roos, Andrew C. Scott, Navjot Sodhi, and Thomas W. Swetnam
2011    The Human Dimension of Fire Regimes on Earth. Journal of Biogeography 38: 2223-2236. [PDF] [LINK]

Eren, Metin I., Stephen J. Lycett, Christopher I. Roos, and C. Garth Sampson
2011    Toolstone Constraints on Knapping Skill: Levallois Reduction with Two Different Raw Materials. Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 2731-2739. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I., Alan P. Sullivan, III, and Calla MacNamee
2010    Paleoecological Evidence for Indigenous Burning in the Upland Southwest. In The Archaeology of Anthropogenic Environments, edited by R. Dean, pp. 142-171. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. [PDF]


Bowman, David M.J.S., Jennifer K. Balch, Paulo Artaxo, William J. Bond, Jean M. Carlson, Mark A. Cochrane, Carla M. D’Antonio, Ruth S. DeFries, John C. Doyle, Sandy P. Harrison, Fay H. Johnston, John E. Keeley, Meg A. Krawchuk, Christian A. Kull, J. Brad Marston, Max A. Moritz, I. Colin Prentice, Christopher I. Roos, Andrew C. Scott, Thomas W. Swetnam, Guido R. van der Werf, and Stephen J. Pyne
2009    Fire in the Earth System. Science 324: 481-484. [PDF] [LINK]


Roos, Christopher I.
2008    Fire, Climate, and Social-Ecological Systems in the Ancient Southwest: Alluvial Geoarchaeology and Applied Historical Ecology. Unpublished PhD dissertation. Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson. [PDF]

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