On May 15th we honored our graduating seniors, as well as undergraduate award recipients and new members to the Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honors Society. We wish the best of luck to our newest alumni and kudos to all of our outstanding undergraduate members of the geography department community! Check out our Flickr album of the event!
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell.