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Set the world alight. Integrated biological and archaeological evidence suggests a deep history of human entanglement with our ecosystems, including substantial effects on non-human evolution.
The photo shows fire being used to clear a patch of spinifex grass in preparation for hunting sand monitor lizard (Varanus gouldii) near Parnngurr Aboriginal Community, Western Australia.
From 'Human behaviour as a long-term ecological driver of non-human evolution.' Sullivan et al., Nature Ecology & Evolution 1; 0065 (2017)