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Welcome to Ruth DeFries' Lab Site

The lab examines the ways that humans transform landscapes, particularly in the tropics, and consequences for climate, biodiversity and human well-being. We use a variety of methods and geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, surveys, and field measurements.
This photo of lab members was taken in Department E3B in October, 2014. Pictured, from left to right: Megan Cattau, Ph.D. Student; Naomi Schwartz, Ph.D. Student; Amrita Neelakantan, Ph.D. Student; Pinki Mondal, Post-Doc; Benjamin Clark, Ph.D. Student; Ruth DeFries, Professor; Essayas Ayana, Post-doc; Meghna Agarwala, Ph.D. Student; Trishna Dutta, Post-doc. Not pictured: Miriam Marlier, Post-doc; Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Post-doc