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Science Advances  24 Feb 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 9, eabd2849
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd2849

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vol. 7 no. 9

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  • Received for publication June 12, 2020
  • Accepted for publication January 11, 2021
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  1. Meha Jain1,*,
  2. Ram Fishman2,
  3. Pinki Mondal3,4,
  4. Gillian L. Galford5,
  5. Nishan Bhattarai1,
  6. Shahid Naeem6,
  7. Upmanu Lall7,
  8. Balwinder-Singh8 and
  9. Ruth S. DeFries6
  1. 1School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
  2. 2School of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  3. 3Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA.
  4. 4Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA.
  5. 5Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA.
  6. 6Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.
  7. 7Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.
  8. 8International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), New Delhi, India
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: mehajain{at}


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