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Can Global Prosperity Benefit People and Nature?

Ruth DeFries

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Ruth DeFries, is Denning Family University Professor at Columbia University based in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and the Earth Institute and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, her research addresses how the world’s demands for food and other resources are changing land use throughout the tropics and affecting ecosystem services and human development.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center

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