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Spotlight profile: University of Texas, Austin geography professors Tim Beach and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

October 05, 2015

Dr. Tim Beach and Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, professors from the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin, study the Maya civilization's impact on environmental change during the early anthropocene - a period when human activity began greatly affecting environmental conditions.

Funded jointly through the National Geographic Society, the National Science Foundation, Georgetown University, and the University of Texas at Austin, their recent work demonstrates the complexity of human impacts including ancient effects on climate and human adaptation to environmental change.

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