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Karen C. Seto, Ph. D

Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Position:

  • Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science

Institution:

  • Yale University

Bio:

Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. An urban and land change scientist, she is one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary urbanization and global change.  Her central research focus is how urbanization will affect the planet. A geographer by training, she integrates remote sensing, field interviews, and modeling methods to study urbanization and land change, forecast urban growth, and examine the environmental consequences of urban expansion. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing analysis and has pioneered methods to reconstruct historical land-use and to develop empirical models to explain and forecast the expansion of urban areas. Seto is a specialist in contemporary urbanization in China and India, where she has conducted research for over 20 and 10 years, respectively.

Recent Publications:

Huang, C.-W., McDonald, R. I., & Seto, K. C. (2018, February 9). The importance of land governance for biodiversity conservation in an era of global urban expansion. Landscape and Urban Planning. Retrieved November 24, 2021, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169204618300331.

Contact Info:
380 Edwards St, Room 102
(203) 432-9784
Fax number:
(203) 432-5556
karen.seto@yale.edu

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