Program / Dept 1
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Program / Dept 2
Short Research Description
My research focuses on monitoring urbanization across large areas, including comparative analysis of urban trajectories, land use patterns, and population growth.
Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Geography and Studio Art
MS in Geography, PhD in Geography and Environment
Despite growing recognition of their important and complex role in economic, political and ecological systems across the world, cities and urban areas have been understudied in the analysis of global environmental change. The core of Prof. Schneider's research, therefore, examines the causes and consequences of land cover change in urban and peri-urban environments, specifically the demographic, economic and policy changes responsible for rapid urbanization and urban sprawl, as well as the local- to global-scale land use impacts that result.