Welcome to the Land Systems Science Research Group
Department of Geography
Welcome to our research group in Land Systems Science in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University. The research group is lead by Dr. Laura Schneider. We study the dynamics of tropical landscapes from a socio-ecological perspective. Specific research interests of the group include understanding forest resilience after disturbances in the tropics, monitoring and modeling tropical deforestation and re-growth, using biophysical remote sensing to map forest dynamics and socio-ecological vulnerability and resilience in rural settings. Our research group is interested in contributing to innovative theoretical and methodological ways of linking remotely sensed data with ecological and socioeconomic data in order to understand landscape dynamics in the tropics.
The research group includes Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students (MA and PhD) and graduate researchers (Postdoctoral researchers) with interdisciplinary interest in land syste,s science. We also collaborate with researchers at: Clark University, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in México, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, and University of Virginia.
Land Systems Science Research Group News and Events
October 17, 2019
Graduate Student Alana Rader wins poster presentation award
Ph.D. Candidate Alana Rader wins second prize in the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting. Congratulations Alana!
October 2 - 4, 2019
11th MaGrann Conference, Rutgers University
Small Scale Agriculture in an Era of Global Change: Landscapes and Livelihoods
Congratulations to recent Land Change Research Group graduate
Dr. Ramiro Puc Kauil successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the beginning of October. Congratulations to Dr. Puc Kauil!
September 4, 2019
Land Systems Science Research Group in the NYT.
Dr. Laura Schneider was interviewed by NYT-Kendra Pierre-Louis about wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon, their growing intensity, and their link to global climate change.