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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Jay Schoen and Amrita Neelakantan  co-lead a synthesis of landscape connectivity for tigers in central India

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PhD student Michael Levin was first-author on a paper “Using publicly available data to conduct rapid assessments of extinction risk” published in Conservation Science and Practice.

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