ES Affiliated Professor and UCSB Anthropologist studies the culture of cattle ranching in the Brazilian Amazon

With more and more rainforest giving way to pasture and grazing land every year, the practice of cattle ranching in the Amazon has serious implications on a global scale. At the same time, however, it provides a degree of socioeconomic flexibility for Amazonian smallholders who simply can’t survive on what the forest or agriculture provide...

Read the full story by Andrea Estrada in The UCSB Current: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014664/home-range