|Laura C. Schneider
Department of Geography
phone: (848) 445-0071
fax: (732) 445-0006
I am biogeographer specialized in land change science. My research focuses on human-environment relations affecting patterns and processes of land-use land-cover change. My specific research interests are monitoring and modeling land transformation, biophysical remote sensing and ecological dynamics of plant invasions.
L. C. Schneider and N. Fernando. 2010. An untidy cover: Invasion of Bracken Fern in the shifting cultivation systems of Southern Yucatán, Mexico. Biotropica 42 (1):41-48.
Rudel T.K., L. C. Schneider, M. Uriarte, B.L. Turner II, R. DeFries, D.Lawrence, J. Geoghegan, S. Hecht, A. Ickowitz, E. F. Lambin, T. Birkenholtz, S. Baptista and R. Grau. Agricultural Intensification and Changes in Cultivated Areas, 1970-2005. 2009. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106: 20675-20680.
L.C. Schneider. 2008. Plant Invasions in an Agricultural Frontier: Linking satellite, ecological and household survey data. In Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapes, A. Millington and W. Jepson eds. Kluwer publishers. Pag 117-140.
L.C. Schneider. 2006. The effect of land management practices on bracken fern invasion in the region of Calakmul , Mexico Journal of Latin American Geography. 5(2): 91-107.
L.C. Schneider and J. Geoghegan. 2006. Land Abandonment in an Agricultural Frontier after a Plant Invasion: The Case of Bracken Fern in Southern Yucatán , Mexico . Agricultural and Resource Economics Review: 35(1):167-177.
L.C. Schneider. 2004. Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn) Invasion in Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region: A Case for Land-Change Science. Geographical Review. 94(2):229-241.
|Courses Offered||Remote Sensing: 450-322
Latin America: 450-336
Advanced Geographic Information Systems: 450: 421
Land Change Science: 450:511
|Graduate Students||Colleen Earp (MA)
Victoria Huber (MA)
Sheila Skula (MA-2009)
Irene Zager (PhD)