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Annemarie Schneider

Asst. Professor of Env. Studies, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment

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Ph.D., Boston University Department of Geography and Environment, 2005

Research Areas

Land use and land cover change Urban geography, particularly urban environment and urban form Global environmental monitoring and change Quantitative methods in geography, spatial analysis Remote sensing and geographic information science (GIS)

Courses Taught

Environmental Studies 301: Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing Environmental Studies 302: Intermediate Environmental Remote Sensing Environmental Studies 401: The Urban Environment Environmental Studies 900: Land Use-Land Cover Change The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment Seminar Series

Selected Publications

A. Schneider, M. A. Friedl and D. Potere. A new map of global urban extent from MODIS satellite data. Environmental Research Letters, in press, 2009. Potere, A. Schneider, S. Angel, and D. Civco. Mapping urban areas on a global scale: which of the eight maps now available is more accurate? International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press, 2009. M.A. Friedl, D. Sulla-Menashe, B. Tan, A. Schneider, N. Ramankutty, and A. Sibley. MODIS Collection 5 Global Land Cover: algorithm refinements and characterization of new datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment, in press, 2009. A. Schneider, and C. E. Woodcock. Compact, dispersed, fragmented, extensive? A comparison of urban growth in 25 global cities using remotely sensed data, pattern metrics and census information. Urban Studies, volume 45, pages 659-692, March 2008. D. Potere and A. Schneiderr. A critical look at representations of urban areas in global maps. Geojournal, Special Issue on Population Distribution, volume 69, pages 55-80, June 2007. R. Kaufmann, K.C. Seto, A. Schneider, L. Zhou. Climate response to rapid urban growth: evidence of a human-induced precipitation deficit. Journal of Climate, volume 20, pages 2290-2306, May 2007. A. Schneider, K.C. Seto, and D. R. Webster. Urban growth in Chengdu, Western China: linking remote sensing, urban planning and policy perspectives. Environment and Planning B, volume 32, pages 323-345, May 2005. X. Zhang, M. A. Friedl, C. B. Schaaf, A. H. Strahler, and A. Schneider. The footprint of urban climates on vegetation phenology. Geophysical Research Letters, volume 31, article L12209, June 2004. A. Schneider, M. A. Friedl, D. K. McIver, and C. E. Woodcock. Mapping urban areas by fusing multiple sources of coarse resolution remotely sensed data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, volume 69, pages 1377-1386, December 2003.

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Current: Kelly Logan, Zhiwei Ye, Chaoyi Chang, Marc Mayes, Alvin Rentsch Past: David Potere

Other Activities

Monitoring and modeling urbanization in China: A mixed methods and multi-scale approach Mapping urban areas and urban expansion at a global scale: toward a database of urban land surface and vegetation characteristics Environmental modeling of urban impacts on agricultural resources The 40 cities project: understanding urban growth in a global sample of metropolitan areas

Contact Information

Website: http://bit.ly/1aWGaN9

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:45-5:45 pm, and by appointment

Mailing Address:
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment University of Wisconsin-Madison 1710 University Avenue, Room 264 Madison, Wisconsin 53726 USA

Phone: 608-890-0557

Fax: 608-265-4113 f

Email: : aschneider4@wisc.edu