Department of Geography and the Environment

Matthew LaFevor prepares ground for an experimental plot in Tlaxcala, Mexico during dissertation research

Fri, August 31, 2012

 

Matthew LaFevor's dissertation work examines the effects of hill-slope terracing on water conservation in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. His research explores the cultural and biophysical links between indigenously developed agricultural technologies, such as terracing, and modern-day conservation initiatives that seek to imitate them. His dissertation is entitled Conservation Engineering and Cross-Slope Earthworks in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Research funding was provided by the National Science Foundation (DDRI grant # 1031676); Fulbright-Hays (IIE/Mellon Foundation); the David L. Boren Fellowship for International Study; and sources from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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