DeFries named MacArthur Fellow Ruth DeFries



A professor in the Department of Geography and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, was named as a MacArthur Fellow, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on 25 September.

An environmental geographer, DeFries, was cited for “combining remote satellite imagery and a deep understanding of the environmental effects of agriculture and urbanization to illuminate key processes transforming our planet.”