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Rebecca Bliege Bird

Rebecca Bliege Bird

Professor of Anthropology
323A Carpenter Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-2391
Rebecca Bliege Bird

Education

B.A. Pomona College 1990
Ph.D. University of California, Davis 1996

Professional Bio

Professional Bio

Dr. Bliege Bird is an ecological anthropologist interested in the socioecology of subsistence in small scale societies. She pursues such topics as the gender division of labor in hunting and gathering, cooperation, costly signaling, indigenous conservation/land management, and fire ecology, drawing on theory, models, and methods from behavioral ecology and landscape ecology to answer questions about how local social contexts influence economic decision-making and how such decisions impact local ecological communities.