Ruth DeFries and colleagues have work featured in The Phil Trans B issue

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Ruth DeFries, and colleagues, including Maria Uriarte, E3B Professor and DGS, Marcia Macedo, DeFries Lab Alum, have work featured in The Phil Trans B issue on ‘Ecology, economy, and management of an agro-industrial frontier landscape in the southeast Amazon. Please click here to see more. Mongabay, a popular environmental science and conservation news site, has a interesting bit of coverage. Please click here

Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors

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Meha Jain, Pinki Mondal, Ruth S. DeFries, Christopher Small, and Gillian L. Galford, (former DeFries lab Post-doctoral fellow) have a new paper. “Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors” Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 134, July 2013, Pages 210–223 please click here

Megan Cattau, is co-author on a paper on lions in Mozambique Jacobson

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Megan Cattau, is co-author on a paper on lions in Mozambique Jacobson, A. P., Cattau, M. E., Riggio, J. S., Petracca, L.S., and Fedak, D. A. 2013. Distribution and abundance of lions in northwest Tete Province, Mozambique. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):87-107. Click here to read more.

Ruth DeFries and Maria Uriarte are two of the authors on a paper selected by Nature Geoscience

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Ruth DeFries and Maria Uriarte are two of the authors on a paper selected by Nature Geoscience as one of their “ten favorite papers” in a web focus that celebrates the fifth anniversary of the journal linked here “Deforestation driven by urban population growth and agricultural trade in the twenty-first century” by Ruth S. DeFries, Thomas Rudel, Maria Uriarte & Matthew Hansen

Ruth DeFries and Victor Gutierrez-Velez were part of an interdisciplinary team at Columbia University’s Earth Institute

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Ruth DeFries and Victor Gutierrez-Velez were part of an interdisciplinary team at Columbia University’s Earth Institute that published a paper “Depopulation of rural landscapes exacerbates fire activity in the western Amazon” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The lead author of the paper is María Uriarte. Please see the Earth Institute’s link HERE. The other authors of the study are Miguel Pinedo-Vaquez, also of Columbia’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology; Katia Fernandes and Walter Baethgen, from Columbia’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society; and Christine Padoch, of the New York Botanical Garden. Padoch and Pinedo-Vaquez are also associated with the Center for International Forestry Research. Additional international press attention can be read HERE ClimateWire and here Natureza el Globo and here UOL news and here Huffington Post

Tien Ming Lee has co-authored a paper in American Naturalist

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Tien Ming Lee has co-authored a paper in American Naturalist entitled “Positive Relationships between Association Strength and Phenotypic Similarity Characterize the Assembly of Mixed-Species Bird Flocks Worldwide”. The findings highlight “the need to consider positive interactions along with competition when seeking to explain community assembly” Please see the link to the paper HERE

Paper accepted for publication in PLoSentitled

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Ruth DeFries and Krithi Karanth have had a paper accepted for publication in PLoSentitled “Assessing Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation Around a Central Indian Protected Area”

 

Assessing patterns of human-wildlife conflicts and compensation around a Central Indian protected area

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Karanth, K., Gopalaswamy, A., DeFries, R., and Ballal, N. (2012). “Assessing patterns of human-wildlife conflicts and compensation around a Central Indian protected area.” PLos One 7(12): e50433.http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050433

Victor Gutierrez-Velez and Ruth DeFries have had a paper accepted for publication in Remote Sensing of Environment

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Victor Gutierrez-Velez and Ruth DeFries have had a paper accepted for publication in Remote Sensing of Environment entitled “Annual multi‐resolution detection of land cover conversion to oil palm in the Peruvian Amazon”. Gutierrez-Velez, V. and R. DeFries (2013). “Annual multi-resolution detection of land cover conversion to oil palm in the Peruvian Amazon.” Remote Sensing of Environment 129: 154-167.

Ruth DeFries has been selected by The Ecological Society of America in their new Fellows program

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Ruth DeFries has been selected by The Ecological Society of America in their new Fellows program which aims to recognize and honor member contributions to the field of ecology. “The Fellows and Early Career Fellows programs will recognize the many ways in which our members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and to management and policy,” said ESA President Scott Collins. The complete list of first Fellows can be found on the Society´s webpage. Fellows are elected for life.