Karen Seto is an urban and land change scientist and the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The overarching objective of her research is to understand how urbanization will affect the planet. Using a combination of satellite remote sensing, socioeconomic and biophysical data, field research, and modeling methods, her work focuses on four themes: 1) characterizing urban land-use; 2) understanding the drivers of urban land-use change; 3) forecasting urban expansion; and 4) assessing the large-scale environmental consequences of urban expansion. She co-founded and co-chaired the IHDP international scientific project Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) from 2006 to 2016, and was Coordinating Lead Author for the urban mitigation chapter of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Global Environmental Change. She was named an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2009 and elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2017.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Urban-rural interactions
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list for 2022 with 31 GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.
The Journal of Land Use Science dedicated their first issue of 2022 to 'Women in Land Science'. The journal is co-edited by two of GLP's SSC members, Dr. Daniel Müller and Dr. Darla Munroe, and strives to itself be a strong representation of excellence in the field as well as representation by gender.
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list this week with 32 GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.
The guest editors of the Journal of Land Use Science welcome expressions of interest for a special issue devoted to highlighting the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of women and non-binary people in land science. Deadline for expressions of interest: 1 May.