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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. lab photoFrom left to right: Pinki Mondal, Post-Doc; Ruth DeFries, Professor; Giovani Graziosi (partial hidden), Post-Doc; Miriam Marlier, Ph.D. Student; Meha Jain, Ph.D. Student; Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Ph.D. Student; Ming Lee, Post-Doc; Elsa Ordway, M.A. Student; Megan Cattau, Ph.D. Student; Vivian Valencia, E3B Ph.D. Student; Marcia Macedo, Lab Alum, Ph.D. awarded 2012; Michael Brown, M.A. awarded 2012 not pictured: Matthew Fagan, Ph.D. Student; Meghna Agarwala, Ph.D. Student