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Richard Hunter, Geography Department, presented his paper, “Historical Land use Change in Central Mexico: Another Potential Contributor to the Little Ice Age,” at the meeting of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers in Panama City, Panama, on Jan. 7. This paper explores how the extensive conversion of agricultural semi-terraces to pastoralism in the 16th century may have increased central Mexico’s carbon sequestration rate and thereby potentially contributed to climatic cooling.