Tuxill studies Mayan farming systems in Mexico

John Tuxill, an assistant professor at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, traveled in July to Yucatan, Mexico, for research.

Tuxill studies the agroecology and conservation of traditional crop varieties in Mayan farming systems in Yucatan, and he received a WWU grant-in-aid to support his research there. While in Yucatan, Tuxill was invited by colleagues at the Instituto Tecnologico de Conkal (Conkal Technology Institute) to join the doctoral committees of two Ph.D students. The ITC is the leading agricultural university in Yucatan state.

(left to right) Luis Latournerie, plant breeding; Lucila Salaar Barrientos, doctoral student; John Tuxill (Fairhaven); Alicia Lara, doctoral student; Miguel Magaña, agroecology. Photo courtesy of John Tuxill
(left to right) Luis Latournerie, plant breeding; Lucila Salaar Barrientos, doctoral student; John Tuxill (Fairhaven); Miguel Magaña, agroecology. Photo courtesy of John Tuxill