Ruth DeFries and Maria Uriarte are two of the authors on a paper selected by Nature Geoscience
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
India’s potential ban on nature tourism in the vicinity of tiger reserves
The research of Ruth DeFries, E3B Chair, and former Post-doc, Krithi Karanth -now Ramanujan Fellow and executive Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies (India) – are figuring prominently in the Supreme Court of India’s potential ban on nature tourism in the vicinity of tiger reserves. Please see the New York Times India Ink blog HERE, and a posting on the site LiveMint HERE.
Miriam Marlier is coauthor of a paper with E3B Chair Ruth DeFries
Miriam Marlier, a Ph.D. student, is coauthor of a paper with E3B Chair Ruth DeFries, just published in Nature Climate Change (August, 2012). The paper details health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia. Please click here for the paper, and click here for a news piece about the paper.
Ming Lee recently co-authored a short paper with Lian Pin Koh
Ming Lee , a postdoctoral fellow, has recently co-authored a short paper with Lian Pin Koh on “Sensible consumerism for environmental sustainability”. This paper is part of a special issue: advancing environmental conservation: essays in honor of Navjot Sodhi. Navjot was a tropical conservation scientist, and dear mentor and friend of Ming. Please click here for Ming’s article.