Ruth DeFries' Lab

We aim to develop the scientific underpinnings for sustainable land use that balances societal needs for food and other necessities with conservation of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, and healthy environments. We use remote sensing, GIS, surveys, and field measurements in a variety of tropical landscapes.

The DeFries lab is housed within the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. Members work closely with colleagues through the Earth Institute.

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PhD students Sariak Khanwilkar and Pooja Choksi blog about their field work with bioacoustics

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Former post doc Kyle Davis, Ruth DeFries and colleagues publish paper on post Green Revolution cereals in India

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